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This rate is much lower, but other data from this study indicates that these participants were overall less active on the app than the participants in Le Febvre's study.How do motives for using Tinder relate to people’s experiences?
Thus, users can quickly view hundreds of local singles and decide with a quick swipe of their finger if they’re interested or not.It was not uncommon for participants to use the app because they wanted positive feedback on Tinder or because receiving such feedback felt good.Naturally, finding a romantic partner was also a relatively common reason for using Tinder.These studies show that using Tinder meets a variety of psychological needs, beyond the obvious ones relating to dating and sex.Tinder can also be used to fulfill more general social needs.When it came to people’s perceptions, not surprisingly, they were true to stereotype.
51.5% said they believed Tinder was designed for hooking up, 33.5% said dating, and 15% meeting people.
Another 12.6% said they had hooked up but it didn’t involve sexual intercourse and another 65.6% said their hookups did involve sexual contact.
In addition, the average number of hookups reported by the participants was just above 3.
The researchers then coded participants' responses into categories.
So what was the most commonly cited reason for using Tinder?
While this open-ended data is valuable, it doesn't provide the whole story on why people use Tinder.