When it came to people’s perceptions, not surprisingly, they were true to stereotype.
51.5 percent said they believed Tinder was designed for hooking up, 33.5 percent said dating, and 15 percent meeting people.
But, there’s actually a whole slew of other dating apps that may be even more useful for you. The one drawback of the location focus is that after a bad date, you risk an awkward run in at the gym.
Tinder can also be used to fulfill more general social needs.
Both studies showed that the trendiness and excitement of the app were larger drivers of its use than motivations that relate to what most users believe to be its purpose (dating, sex).
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 what was the most commonly cited reason for using Tinder?