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Right-swipes and flags that are red how teenagers negotiate sex and security on dating apps


Professor of Media and correspondence, Faculty of wellness, Arts and Design, Swinburne University of tech

Connect professor in Media and Communications, Swinburne University of tech

Disclosure statement

Kath Albury receives funding through the Australian Research Council and also the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation. The Safety danger and health on Dating Apps project is definitely an ARC Linkage partnership with ACON health insurance and Family preparing NSW.

Anthony McCosker currently gets financing through the Australian Research Council, Department of personal Services, Department of Premier and Cabinet (VIC), Paul Ramsay Foundation, Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation.


Swinburne University of tech provides financing as a known user of this Conversation AU.

The discussion UK gets funding from all of these organisations

Popular commentary on dating apps frequently associates their usage with “risky” intercourse, harassment and bad psychological state. But those who have utilized a dating application understands there’s a lot more to it than that.

Our research that is new shows apps can enhance young people’s social connections, friendships and intimate relationships. Nonetheless they can certainly be a supply of frustration, exclusion and rejection.

Our research may be the very first to ask app users of diverse genders and sexualities to generally share their experiences of software usage, well-being and safety. (more…)