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Dating apps are the least preferred way to meet someone new - despite around half of year-olds using them, a Radio 1 Newsbeat survey suggests. Almost a third of those who use apps like Tinder, Chappy and Bumble do so because they're "too shy" to approach people they meet in person. It also suggests that almost half of those who use them do so for the first time before they're And nearly a third expect to find a "fling or casual relationship" on apps. More than a quarter of the 2, people questioned who use dating apps have formed a long-term relationship or a marriage as a result.
Relationship psychologist Madeleine Mason Roantree believes more people are using dating apps because they want an instant fix. But she says it can also lead to feelings of depression as people are opening themselves up to more rejection. Twenty-six-year-old Jordan agrees with Madeleine: "Dating apps kicked off a lot of issues with my mental health - with self-doubt and anxiety," he tells Newsbeat. Talking to people on apps is "a way to connect with people you may not be able to meet otherwise", Sam Dumas from Chappy explains. Newsbeat revealed how half the UK's nightclubs have shut their doors in just 10 years.
That's the reason Jamie and Ivana, both 32, turned to dating apps three years ago. The couple met on Bumble and, now engaged, are six months into travelling the world. Ivana couldn't agree more, saying: "It's mad to think all this started by swiping right. Follow Newsbeat on InstagramFacebook and Twitter. Listen to Newsbeat live at and every weekday on BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra - if you miss us you can listen back here.
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