Demystifying Medicine Video

This video is the second episode about dating on Tinder. It summarizes interesting literature about the psychology of Tinder profiles. From the colours that were most attractive to the photo angles and even most swiped names, the video provides a look at what evolution and psychology deem as successful in the dating scene. It is important to note, however, that most of the literature referenced was based on a demographic of caucasian heterosexual males and females primarily living in North America.

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