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Whether you're swiping for ~cuddles~, for love, for friendship, for validation or for absolutely nothing whatsoever (hey, Tinder's a great way to kill time), your addiction might be giving you something wayyy worse than a sore thumb. But we've never had this many options before in human history, which makes Tinder an "evolutionarily novel" environment, Dr. "We spent 50,000 years roaming the savannah in groups of of not more than 35 people, maybe up to 40," Walsh explained.
Swiping impulsively over and over -- which is a feature of nearly every dating app now, not just Tinder -- could actually be affecting our brains. Wendy Walsh, who specializes in the psychology of love, sex and gender roles, told MTV News why having so many fish in the sea may be less awesome than we think it is. "Most of the people in these groups that we roamed with were related to us ...
He is also interested in exploring how close relationships research can inform evolutionary psychological approaches (and vice versa), especially with respect to the way that relationships grow and develop over time (see a brief description of the Re CAST model here).
Additionally, his work draws from anthropological data on the time course of human evolution to make novel psychological predictions.
But we shouldn’t sound the alarms just yet, as swiping may reflect more about our cognitive shortcuts than our more nuanced romantic desires.
While most online dating websites such as Match or e Harmony attempt to connect similar users based on carefully constructed algorithms, Tinder does nothing of the sort.
"We’re also programmed to get really excited about a new [sexual] opportunity because it used to be rare.