Tinder Myths Debunked: Online Dating Revisited

updated: 04-2021


Women choose “beta” males on Tinder when they date or have casual sex, not “chads”. They want to remain empowered singles. “Alpha” males on Tinder are Dark Triad personalities (narcissists and psychopaths), interested in hookups. People use dating apps almost exclusively for entertainment, to boost to self-esteem, and to find an intimate romantic partner. When it comes to real-life face-to-face dating or to finding sex, the apps are a total failure.

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