Question: How does online dating affect mental health?

As people spend more and more time online looking for love, they also become more likely to experience depression and anxiety. For dating apps in particular, the simple fact that you are evaluating other peoples profiles can impact self-esteem and confidence, and make users feel objectified.

Why is online dating bad for mental health?

Caroline Harper, Specialist Mental Health Nurse at Bupa UK says that having an unhealthy relationship with dating apps can lead to issues such as stress, low-body image and anxiety. Although having low self-esteem isnt a mental health issue itself, it can increase feelings of stress, depression, and anxiety.”

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