Psychology of dating down

In the study, researchers asked a group of 1,300 mostly college kids to rate how they generally felt about themselves through questionnaires and self-reports.Questions like Compared to people who weren’t on the dating app, Tinder users had lower levels of self-worth, reported being less satisfied with their faces and looks and were more ashamed of their bodies.The shift is playing out in new, unanticipated ways on the dating front.Women are encountering forms of hostility they weren’t prepared to meet, and are trying to figure out how to balance pride in their accomplishments against their perceived need to bolster the egos of the men they date.But the most fascinating result of all was that men—not women—who used Tinder had the lowest levels of self-esteem.That may simply be because so many more men than women use Tinder, the researchers speculate.

To know your relationship’s fate, the ups and downs may matter more than its quality at one specific moment.Still, people fall in love every day and many of my clients do find that loving man. This might seem harsh, but you are likely telling yourself several lies about love after 40 that are hurting you.These negative beliefs prevent you from connecting, or worse, stop you from even looking.Put yourself on Tinder, and you might end up with a date—or a crippling case of negative thoughts about yourself.So suggests a new study about the psychological effects of the popular dating app, presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association.