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Although online dating helps some people socialize, the technology can also serve as an avenue "for discrimination, avenues for racism and avenues for body shaming," he said in an interview.Sometimes unrealistic portrayals of beauty in media can lead to body dissatisfaction, which can result in unhealthy eating behaviors, the study said.According to the Pew Research Center, 27% of adults ages 18 to 24 used dating apps in 2015, up from 11% in 2013.
LGBTQ dating app Grindr recently unveiled Kindr Grindr, an initiative to end sexual racism, transphobia and fat shaming through strict enforcement policies and updated community guidelines. Tran said there's still work to be done to address bullying on dating platforms, however.
Bumble spokeswoman Emily Wright and a Tinder spokesperson declined to comment for this article.