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Listen: podcasters Honey Ross and Nadia Craddock urging us to date with confidence

15th July 2021
Posted by Aston Avery

Often presented with unrealistic ideals of body types during the summer months, new research released today has found that two thirds of UK adults (55% men, 74% women) feel under pressure to change the way they look and get into ‘shape’ at this time of year.

Long periods of isolation and not socialising over the past 18 months has led to over half (59%) of Brits feeling less confident or comfortable in their own skin post lockdown, according to new figures from women-first dating app, Bumble.

This anxiety means that a shocking 58% of men and women are now more concerned with what other people think about the way they look, which increases to three quarters (77%) of people under the age of 34.

Aston spoke to Honey Ross, star of Celebrity Gogglebox, activist and co-host of “Body Protest” podcast and Nadia Craddock, body image researcher at the centre appearance research and co-host of ‘Body Protest’ podcast.

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