Question: Does online dating lower self-esteem?

The study found that online dating can increase ones self-esteem (Lomanowska & Guitton, 2016). This might be explained by previous research that suggests that online dating lowers feelings of loneliness and depression which could consequently increase self-esteem in online dating.

Do dating apps lower self-esteem?

As some research has found, dating apps can chip away at our self-image or maybe even feed depression. While users may argue that some have helped them find better matches or dates, the risk of developing a low self-esteem and symptoms of depression remain the same across the board.

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