They are then notified of any matches, where both people swiped right on each other's profiles.Thus, users can quickly view hundreds of local singles and decide with a quick swipe of their finger if they’re interested or not.So someone might primarily have joined Tinder because it seemed like the cool thing to do, but they might also have a desire to meet a potential romantic partner or hookup.In another recent study, by Sindy Sumter and colleagues, a sample of 163 Dutch Tinder users rated the extent to which various motives described their reasons for using Tinder.And in fact, 37% reported that a Tinder date led to an exclusive dating relationship. Well, these participants did do plenty of hooking up.Of those who met a Tinder match in person, only 21.8% indicated that they had never hooked up.
Tinder can also be used to fulfill more general social needs.
It's popular: 48.3% of the respondents indicated that the main reason they used Tinder revolved around its popularity — the media hype or the fact that many of their peers were using it.
Only about 5% of those surveyed indicated that the desire for hookups was their main motivation for joining the site. The participants were also asked what they thought the purpose Tinder was.
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?