Study: Tinder Guys Think They’re Entitled to Sex if Your Pictures Aren’t Accurate
If you’ve ever dabbled in the dating app or online dating scene, you’ve likely realized that people don’t always look like their photos.
Sometimes, they miraculously look better in person. But usually, you realize that your Prince Charming purposefully chose far away photos for his Bumble profile, or that your girl crush went a little heavy on the FaceTune. When you do show up for a date with someone who looks totally different, you might be a little bummed, but you wouldn’t think you deserve some sort of consolation prize for going out with someone who’s a little less hot than you thought — right?
Not the case for some dudes — a recent study in the U.K. found that men who think they’ve been “lied to” on Tinder feel entitled to casual sex.
“Many of our respondents felt let down on meeting a woman and feeling that a visual representation hadn’t been accurate,”explained Jenny van Hooff, researcher from the Manchester Metropolitan University in Britain, to the Financial Express. “Some of our respondents felt that this breaking of trust was a license (for them) to use their date as they saw fit, thereby speeding up intimacy and undermining it at the same time.”
While I would say that we’re surprised, we’re really not. In fact, these fuckers probably think that they’re doing these “ugly” chicks a favor by sleeping with them since the girls are obviously trying sooo hard to impress them by carefully selecting hot Tinder photos.
And anyway, if your Tinder date is that “disappointing” or below your standards in the looks department, why are you still trying to fuck her?
Everybody presents a better version of themselves online whether they realize it or not. I mean c’mon, who’s going to put ugly photos of themselves in a dating app profile? Even if you’re not editing your photos, you’re choosing the pic from your sister’s wedding when you got a full face of makeup done, or that beach pic of you where the sun managed to hit your stomach so perfectly that it mimicked abs.
In a perfect world, we’d all perfectly match our Tinder photos, but that’s never going to happen, so people need to adjust their expectations accordingly. Or wait, actually — in a perfect world, Tinder wouldn’t even need to exist. Oh, well.