Dating sites for people with mental health problems
I was checking out a guy’s profile on a dating site. If you’ve never had any mental illness, who wants to date a crazy person?He was nerdy, clean-cut, and very easy on the eyes. Many people think of mental illness in extremes and stereotypes, i.e., depressed people never get out of bed or those with OCD will never leave the bathroom.
With more and more users whose desires are shifting, the stigma of finding a mate online is lessening. Being turned down stimulates the same part of the brain that processes physical pain, according to a 2011 study from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
About 1,300 (mostly) college-age students were asked about their Tinder use, body image and self-esteem.
The study found that men and women who use the app appear to have lower self-esteem than those who don't.
Researchers surveyed 300 university students about their mental health, cell phone and internet use, and motivations for using electronic devices.
"With growing support for the connection between technology use and mental health, the relationship between motivation for cellphone or internet use and well-being warrants further exploration," he said.