I needed therapy for my Tinder addiction - at one point I was chatting to 10 ... trends now

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I needed therapy for my Tinder addiction - at one point I was chatting to 10 ... trends now

Ed Turner said he would swipe right on every women and speak to 10 at one time He was addicted feeling validated when he got matches but didn't want to date 

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The first thing Ed Turner thought about when he woke up was swiping right to every single woman that appeared on his screen. 

Although he deleted Tinder and his catalogue of other dating apps during his first long-term relationship in 2021, which lasted a year, he could only think about the high a match brought him.

Mr Turner, a quality manufacturer, first downloaded the app in 2015 when he was 18, even though he had no intention of going on any dates or finding a girlfriend. At his worst, he was talking to 10 women at once.

Instead, his aim was to get matches to feel validated and know women found him attractive. 

Hooked on dating apps, Mr Turner found himself in therapy for his addiction.

Ed Turner, pictured, said he would get a 'high' every time he got a match, but it soon took turned into an addiction

Ed Turner, pictured, said he would get a 'high' every time he got a match, but it soon took turned into an addiction

His problems with dating apps started almost immediately after downloading them.

If Mr Turner didn't get a response or if a woman didn't message him first he would feel crushed.

'I would get highs when I was getting a lot of matches with people that I found attractive but it would always be followed by a crash because it’s not sustainable,' he told the i

Mr Turner has since found he suffers with borderline personality disorder and depression and not getting responses from women exaggerated his fear of abandonment and exacerbated his depressive moods.

At the peak of his use, he had Tinder, Bumble and Hinge downloaded on his phone, he would speak to 10 women at once and go on a date once a week.

Although he took women out for dinner after they had been talking

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