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If you are looking for casual sex on Tinder, you might consider reducing your sexual disgust sensitivity and increasing your sociosexual comfort level — otherwise, you could end up with a bad hangover, emotionally and possibly literally. Exploring the hook-up app: Low sexual disgust and high sociosexuality predict motivation to use Tinder for casual sex.
In other words, the authors wonder if women on Tinder are on average less disgusted by sex than women in general, suggesting that Tinder users may be a self-selected sample of women who are less disgusted by sex, and consequently more sex positive — and in turn, more likely to engage in casual sex.
In this study, researchers measured disgust using the Three Domain Disgust Scale, rating items from "not disgusting at all" to "extremely disgusting".
An example of a sex-related item is "hearing two strangers having sex", and a conventionally non-sexual item — "stepping on dog poop." Different people have stronger or weaker gross-out reactions.
Another factor may be how attractive one's photos are — men take more risks when shown more attractive photos, and online dating users are inclined to post their "best" (most attractive) photos.
At the end of the day, online dating remains the cybersexual equivalent of the wild, wild west.
Evidence-based dating sounds funny to the ear, but more and more research is coming to inform the way dating apps work, and this is the advent of big data.