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The researchers then coded participants' responses into categories.So what was the most commonly cited reason for using Tinder?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.Participants in the Dutch study seemed to be less successful on Tinder.Slightly fewer than half of the participants (45.5 percent) had gone on an offline date with a match, and 18.6 percent reported having had a one-night stand.
Naturally, finding a romantic partner was also a relatively common reason for using Tinder.
It's popular: 48.3 percent 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 percent of those surveyed indicated that the desire for hookups was their main motivation for joining the site. The participants were also asked what was the purpose of Tinder.
Someone might primarily have joined Tinder because it seemed like the cool thing to do, but that person 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.