Here's how much more likely Tinder users are to have an STI, according to new study
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Tinder and other apps have taken the dating world by storm, allowing people to connect with no more than the swipe of a finger.
Unfortunately, it seems that when our screening process for who we date becomes a little more lax, we also get a little bit less careful when it comes to practicing safe sex.
A study conducted by MedExpress.co.uk, which surveyed 2,899 young people over the age of 18, found that among the 1,440 respondents who used Tinder, rates of STIs were much higher.
76% of the group of Tinder users reported having contracted an STI compared to 38% of young people who didn't user Tinder. This means those youths who were on Tinder were twice as likely to have picked up a sexually transmitted disease.
So have fun by all means, but if you're hooking up with anyone - remember that it's all-important to take precautions.