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Men who pose topless on Tinder are seen as less competent and more promiscuous, study reveals 

Do you want to impress on your Tinder profile? Keep your top ON! Men who pose topless are seen as less competent and more promiscuous, study finds

  • 567 participants were shown the Tinder profiles of a white adult male named Noah
  • Varied profile in relationship motivation, musculature and sexualized appearance.
  • When Noah was topless, participants rated him as less competent and more promiscuous than when he had his top on.

While dating apps were once considered taboo, they are now one of the top ways singles find love around the world.

But if you have a profile on a dating app, a new study may encourage you to reevaluate what images you include.

Researchers from the University of Colorado have revealed that men who pose topless on Tinder are seen as less competent and more promiscuous.

Researchers from the University of Colorado have revealed that men who pose topless on Tinder are viewed as less competent and more promiscuous.

Researchers from the University of Colorado have revealed that men who pose topless on Tinder are viewed as less competent and more promiscuous.

The rise of online dating

The first dating app dates back to 1995, when Match.com was first launched. The website allowed single people to upload a profile, picture, and chat with people online.

Then eHarmony was developed in 2000, and two years later Ashley Madison, a site dedicated to infidelity and cheating, was launched for the first time.

A plethora of other single-demographic dating sites were established over the next 10 to 15 years, including OKCupid (2004), Plenty of Fish (2006), Grindr (2009), and Happn (2013).

In 2012, Tinder launched and was the first swipe-based dating platform. After its initial launch, its usage skyrocketed and by March 2014 there were 1 billion matches per day.

Bumble, a dating app designed to empower women, was launched in 2014 by Whitney Wolfe Herd, co-founder of Tinder.

Tinder is an online dating app that matches singles based on their physical attraction to each other.

The app encourages users to upload photos without friends, but doesn’t give much advice on what to wear.

‘Upload photos to Tinder that show who everyone came to see: you! Get rid of your friends, because this isn’t about them, and take off your sunglasses, because they hide your face,” the app advises on its website.

“The best photos are in focus, and some say a smile goes a long way here.”

In the study, the researchers set out to test how sexualized images of men on the app affect viewers’ perceptions of them.

A sample of 567 participants were shown simulated Tinder profiles of a young, white, adult male named Noah.

The images varied in three dimensions: relationship motivation, muscularity, and sexualized appearance.

For example, Noah was described as being interested in casual sex or in a committed relationship, having a muscular body or non-muscular physique, and wearing a white T-shirt or being topless.

Participants were asked to rate Noah’s profile on a variety of factors, including his sexual behaviors, physical attraction, and personality.

Results revealed that all three dimensions (relationship motivation, muscularity, and sexualized appearance) affected participants’ ratings of the Noah profile, although results varied between male and female participants.

In the study, the researchers set out to test how sexualized images of men on the app affect viewers' perceptions of them (stock image)

In the study, the researchers set out to test how sexualized images of men on the app affect viewers’ perceptions of them (stock image)

Women considered the shirtless man to have more risky sexual behavior, lower social attractiveness, and lower competence.

Men also judged the shirtless man as higher in risky sexual behavior and lower in social attractiveness, but not lower in competence.

When Noah’s profile indicated that he was interested in casual sex, both men and women judged him to be more risky in sexual behavior and lower in competence.

Women also considered this profile to have less social attractiveness.

Finally, both men and women rated the muscular man as more attractive than the non-muscular man, while only men rated him higher in risky sexual behavior.

“Current findings indicate that a man’s sexualized self-presentation on a dating profile, even on an application known as a hookup site, leads to decreased perceptions of his competence and increased perceptions that he engages in risky sexual behavior,” they said. the researchers. wrote.

Based on the findings, the researchers encourage men seeking serious relationships to think twice before posting topless photos on their profiles.

“A sexualized self-presentation on a Tinder profile may not be the best self-presentation option for men who want to make a positive impression on women,” they concluded.

HOW CAN YOU CHECK IF YOU ARE BEING FISHED?

Online dating apps and websites are riddled with fraudulent profiles, known as “catfish.”

‘Catfishing’ originated as a term for the process of luring people into fake relationships, however it has also come to encompass people who provide false information about themselves in general.

These profiles often use images of someone else to allow users to pretend to be someone else to get a date or swindle money out of a lonely heart.

Fortunately, there are certain ways to verify if these profiles are real people or if they are fake accounts:

1. Reverse Google Image Search

This is probably the most valuable tool for catching a catfish and can be done via Google.

To start the process, people just need to right-click on the suspicious photos, copy the URL and paste it into images.google.com.

The search engine will search to see if the image has been used elsewhere.

If you find the picture associated with a person other than the one you’re talking to on your dating app, chances are you’ve met a catfish!

2. Use an app called Veracity

It is useful for dating sites like Tinder, Bumble and Grindr as it allows you to compare images from Dropbox or Camera roll (or similar) with any matching results.

Load the app, then select a screenshot of the suspicious dating app’s profile from your camera to start the search.

The app will tell you if the image belongs to someone else.

3. Check their Facebook

Almost everyone who has a profile on a dating site will have a Facebook account (after all, most dating apps require users to have one!), so it’s always a good idea to track down your potential suitor in other forms of social networks.

4. Google them

Google and other search engines have a wide repertoire and most people will show up in a search.

Today, it’s unusual for someone to have nothing on Google.

Do a search for them or their family members, things they have said or posted in the past. If there’s nothing, that should set off alarm bells.

5.Skype/Facetime/Videochat

For potential romantic engagements, seeing the face of someone you’re talking to virtually is essential.

6. Money

Anyone who asks for money online or through an app is likely to be a fraud.

This is probably a scam and should provide immediate red flags.

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