Media Appearances


I have appeared in the media to discuss dating apps, including stories that feature my own research. These include:

Is Online Dating Harmful? Study Cautions the Socially Anxious and Lonely on

This same study was then featured in Inverse’s top 25 most surprising stories of human potential for 2019

You’re not imagining it: always checking dating apps makes you feel worse in the MIT Technology Review

How to Use Dating Apps if You Have Social Anxiety, According to Experts on

Has Tinder Lost Its Spark? in The Guardian

Lonely, socially anxious Millennials are more likely to use dating apps compulsively, study finds on

Inside the future of online dating: AI swiping and concierge bots on Mashable

Facebook Dating arrives — to thumbs up or down? in the Columbus (OH) Dispatch

The “Dating Market” Is Getting Worse in The Atlantic

Dating app uses and outcomes on KELOLAND Living (Sioux Falls CBS)

Couples who meet via dating apps keener to settle down, study suggests in The Guardian

Bots that speak the language of love better than you do on the WBUR Endless Thread podcast (part of the Good Bot, Bad Bot series)

Sex, Lies and Swiping Right: Alumna’s research focuses on thought processes behind online dating, sexting and relationships in the digital age in Kent State Today (Kent State University)

Digital dating in the words of an expert on South Dakota Public Broadcasting (SDPB, Sioux Falls)

Why We Swipe: Looking for love in online places in The Brink, Boston University’s research publication

Do people have faith in dating apps? in the Boston Globe

Dating app fatigue: Why we hesitate to stop swiping on NBC LX’s Current


I have also appeared in the media to discuss social media, including outcomes of compulsive use and to discuss why individuals use social media; celebrities on social media; and current events on social media.

Will the Real Taylor Swift Please Stand Up? in Marie Claire

Olivia Dunne’s rise to fame is fueling the earning power of college athletes — but who is keeping her safe? in The 19th

Before you decide to keep up with the Kardashians, consider this in BU Today (Op-Ed)

South Dakota researchers use Capitol insurrection to study social media compulsion on South Dakota Public Broadcasting (SDPB, Sioux Falls)

How and why you should stop doomscrolling on KELOLAND Living (Sioux Falls CBS)

Is social media scrolling ruining your relationship? on KELOLAND Living (Sioux Falls CBS)

SDSU researchers look at social media use during the capital riot on Dakota News Now (Sioux Falls NBC/Fox)


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