By Mia De Graaf Health Editor For Dailymail.com
Published: 22:51 BST, 1 August 2019 | Updated: 22:51 BST, 1 August 2019
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