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I too have noticed gay men who write offensive terms that specify race preferences on their profiles – such as “Black=block”, “no gaysians” or even “no chocolate or rice”.
Add this to the fact that 80 per cent of the men featured in popular media such as magazine are of a muscular body build – with many of these models taking drastic measures in the weeks leading up to photos shoots to make sure they look lean.This is largely because in the 1980s businesses finally started exploiting a relatively untapped market: the appearance insecurities of men.To demonstrate – today men are sold anti-cellulite cream for their pecs, hair transplants for their facial hair and “manscara” for their eyes.But whether men use Tinder or not, most will report dissatisfaction with some aspect of their appearance.This could be anything from height, body hair, muscularity, skin tautness, shoe size, penis size, facial symmetry, head hair amount and more.And in the way that this has impacted girls for so long, now this pressure is impacting on boys’ well-being.
One recent study found almost one in five boys had resorted to diet pills, purging, skipping meals, steroids or tanning products to change their appearance.
As the dating app Tinder turns five, new research shows men who regularly use the app have more body image concerns and lower self-esteem.
The research found Tinder users reported lower levels of satisfaction with their faces and higher levels of shame about their bodies.
The app’s “swipe right to dismiss” facility, along with the limited number of words a user can write on their profile means appearance take centre stage.
In other words, the more conventionally attractive your photos are, the more likely you are to be clicked, swiped or hit upon by other users.
And users were also more likely to view their bodies as sexual objects.