Their own, relatively tame details on the site reveal a preference for 'firemen, footballers, married men, military..rugby players', alongside a fetish for Speedo swimming trunks and suits.Barrie, 37, and Tony, 42, are somewhat less open about their ages, which they claim to be 32.
“The men, in essence, are put in a position that women often find themselves in, certainly in the dating scene: They’re now being evaluated and are being determined whether or not somebody is interested in them [based on their looks],” says Petrie. And that can take a toll, perhaps, on those young men.” In future studies, the researchers plan to look at how the reasons people use Tinder—whether they’re there just to see who matches with them, to hook up or to find a partner—relates to their psychological wellbeing.Research by other groups indicates that most people on Tinder are there primarily for entertainment, not for finding sex partners or a date (let alone true love), which may help explain the findings.One suspects it is drama queen Barrie rather than the more taciturn Tony doing the talking when they inform potential new contacts: 'Willing to try anything once!' 'Just looking for friends, no big deals, no tears, just loads of laughs and loads a fun!! We don't do camp guys well at all.' The Drewitt-Barlows, as they style themselves, dismiss criticism as just another example of the homophobic media over-reacting.There is also a profusion of links to male escort agencies and hardcore gay porn sites.
Despite widespread condemnation from bodies such as children's charity Kidscape, which described it as 'asking for trouble', the couple has insisted on keeping the children's photographs posted.
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.
Here’s a little dating advice from the psychologist: consider why you’re there.
“These platforms may not be the best place to get validation that you’re an ok person or you’re attractive,” he says.
'Horny Fun Wanted' proclaims one typical advertiser on the gay dating site, displaying a full frontal nude picture of himself for the delectation of passing browsers.