What dating apps are actually doing to your brain

Are you addicted to potential love?

Stars Insider

16/05/24 | StarsInsider

LIFESTYLE Relationships

It's hard to believe that just a decade ago "swiping right" was a brand new phenomenon. How much has changed in the meantime! According to Pew Research Center, around 10% of straight respondents met their long-term, committed partners on a dating site or app. Interestingly, the research showed dating app users were divided about whether their experience on these platforms was positive overall. But what is the gamification of the search for love doing to our brain? Humans are hardwired to seek a mate, and the same pathways that light up when people take drugs are activated by the feeling of falling in love. Could companies be capitalizing on our addiction to our own dopamine supply? 

Click on to discover what dating apps are actually doing to your brain.

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