Lonely singles are more likely to develop dating app addiction that affects ...

Lonely singles who are nervous to meet new people are more likely to develop dating app addiction that affects their work and social lives, study finds Researchers surveyed 269 single students at Ohio State University who used at least one dating app Many used the app because they felt lonely and nervous about meeting people in person But they more likely to get addicted to their phones, swiping compulsively for hours on end  Those who compulsively used the apps said it encroached on other aspects of their lives

By Mia De Graaf Health Editor For Dailymail.com

Published: 22:51 BST, 1 August 2019 | Updated: 22:51 BST, 1 August 2019

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Dating has always been an isolating, nerve-wracking experience.

But new research suggests the shift into swiping apps has made it all the more lonely.

In a study of 269 undergraduates at Ohio State University, researchers found those who already felt lonely and nervous about meeting people in person - as is common for would-be daters - were more likely to get addicted to their phones, swiping compulsively for hours on end. 

Not only did it exacerbate the loneliness and anxiety they were already feeling, it started to encroach on other aspects of their lives. 

Not only did compulsive use of dating apps exacerbate the loneliness and anxiety they were already feeling, it started to encroach on other aspects of their lives, the Ohio State study found

Not only did compulsive use of dating apps exacerbate the loneliness and anxiety they were already

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