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Once two people both swipe right, they match and can then contact each other.
Some users say the app has revolutionised online dating by its simplicity and popularity but critics claim it encourages shallow judgements based on peoples’ appearance and promotes casual encounters.
More than 40% of men indicated that they did this, but the tactic was also employed by nearly a third of women.
While dishonesty was slightly less prevalent among the British sample, 44% did admit to lying in their online profile.
Presenting the research at the British Sociological Association’s conference yesterday, study author and senior lecturer in sociology at Manchester Metropolitan University Dr Jenny van Hooff, said: “Many of our respondents felt let down on meeting a woman and on feeling a visual representation hadn’t been accurate.
“Some of our respondents felt that this breaking of trust was a licence to use their date as they saw fit, thereby speeding up intimacy and undermining it at the same time.” Dating expert Hayley Quinn told : “Online dating apps like Tinder inevitably encourage people to judge one another on physical appearance.
One of the big problems with online dating for women is that, although there are genuine relationship-seeking men on the sites, there are also plenty of guys on there simply looking for sex.
Interestingly, more than 15% of adults say that they have used either mobile dating apps or an online dating site at least once in the past.
Statistics suggest that about 1 in 5 relationships begin online nowadays.
It’s estimated that by 2040, 70% of us will have met our significant other online.
Sociologists at Manchester Metropolitan University conducted the study by questioning male Tinder users in Manchester and Cheshire about their dating habits.
The study primarily focused on heterosexual male-female relationships.