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The authors write that the ultimate goal of modern dating is to be matched with someone, so people might not hesitate to pose for pictures in a way that draws attention to themselves and try to look attractive.But Tinder especially can be used for entertainment or to find casual partners rather than dates.Elvis Fair, 52, told his impressed victims he was a former high-flying RAF officer and businessman and had access to a helicopter, a court heard yesterday.The judge told Fair, a serial offender, that he was a 'dishonest scoundrel' who 'cynically exploited' women and repeatedly lied to them after meeting them on dating sites Plenty of Fish, Zoosk and Urban Social.Someone might be on the fence about a potential suitor, so instead of getting rid of them, they'll keep their options open and literally put them on the 'bench' - where there might be several others waiting.
A fifth charge was left to lay on file as the jury was unable to return a verdict.Lead author Dr Jessica Strubel, from the University of North Texas, said: ‘Social network site users, anticipating the scrutiny of others, may become acutely focused on themselves, and try to present an image, through their posted photos, that approximates societal beauty ideals and accentuates their appearance.‘Over time, this self-promotion and impression management, particularly when not validated (eg swiped left), may only worsen levels of self-objectification and body disparagement and lower self-esteem.’The study, conducted by the University of North Texas, compared 100 users of dating site Tinder with more than 1,000 non-users.People were put in the user group if they had an online dating account with Tinder and logged on two to three times a month or more.Those who have never looked for a partner online were found to spend much less time thinking about their appearance because they were not being ‘validated by others’.
The US study, published in the journal Body Image, states that dating sites give people only a short space to write about themselves, so that they are mainly judged on their photos.
Everyone in the dating world is familiar with the term ghosting where a partner cuts you off with no warning by simply ending all contact.