These studies show that using Tinder meets a variety of psychological needs, beyond the obvious ones relating to dating and sex.

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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?

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.

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.In the popular media, Tinder very much has the reputation of being a "hookup" app, designed to facilitate fleeting sexual encounters.At the peak of the Tinder hype, an article in The study mostly involved open-ended questions regarding users' motivations for and experiences using the app.While this open-ended data is valuable, it doesn't provide the whole story on why people use Tinder.Participants in Le Febvre's study were asked what their motivations for their behaviors.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.