“More options are not always better.”Cohen likens the flood of matches to choosing a restaurant for lunch.
Say a co-worker asks if you’d like to go to the sushi place a block away for lunch.
'The 'pickled lady' act has featured in the circus show since it began 22 years ago.
The catch: There’s no guarantee having so many choices is actually a good or productive thing.
“Psychologists refer to this as the ‘Paradox of Choice,’” Selterman explains.
Steph said: 'I constantly have bruises on my sides and legs from wiggling into the jar, it can also give you back pain if you haven't warmed up properly.'I had to perform at a bar opening and spent 20 minutes at a time in the jar, which means there is lots of condensation, and I was soaked when I came out and is not very glamorous.'She will now do an aerial performance where she hangs by the apparatus by her teeth.
'I do an aerial act too, and I want to focus more on that now - I feel as though I need to be stretched rather than squashed up for a change!
I got endless matches, all right, but I also didn’t know which matches were worth my time. Are we now too afraid to approach interesting people in real life because we know we can just go back to the comparative “ease” of approaching people online?
But I had a sneaking suspicion that this 21st-century way of dating might actually be stunting our personal growth.Cohen, an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at St.“Online sites dramatically increase the pool of eligible partners for those interested in finding a mate,” Cohen tells me.The super flexible woman has been mesmerising audiences across the UK with her act - but now she's giving it up as fitting into the tiny jar is leaving her with constant aches, pains and bruises.Steph, who is 5ft 4in tall, joined the Circus of Horrors aged 17 and has been performing with them ever since.Within 48 hours of joining Tinder, I had about 200 matches — which, as a writer/professional hermit, is probably more than I’d meet in five years doing the meet-and-greet method.