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It seems that the men using the dating app Tinder suffer from low self-esteem. Photo credit: Jim jackson

Some of them may appear to be tall, dark and handsome.

However it seems that the men using the dating app Tinder suffer from low self-esteem.

A survey of more than 1,300 men and women found that those who use the highly popular smartphone programme tend to be less happy with their looks.

Male Tinder users in particular were lacking in self-confidence, said researcher Dr Jessica Strubel.

‘We found that being actively involved with Tinder, regardless of the user’s gender, was associated with body dissatisfaction, body shame, body monitoring, internalisation of societal expectations of beauty, and comparing oneself physically with others,’ she said.

Tinder has been downloaded more than 50 million times since it was launched in 2012.

Users view photographs of potential dates, swiping the picture to the right if they like the person and swiping to the left to reject them and move on to the next suitor.

If both users swipe to the right then it is deemed to be a match and they can begin sending messages to each other.

Decisions are rapid and mainly based on looks.

The researchers said that Tinder users may start to see social interactions as disposable and begin to question their own worth.

– Daily Mail