For the uninitiated, Tinder is a mobile dating app that allows users to locate other singles in their geographic area. They can then start viewing photos of other users who match their age, gender, and location criteria.Users swipe right if they like what they see and swipe left if they don’t.Participants in Le Febvre's study were asked what their motivations for their behaviors.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.Since its launch in 2012, the dating app, Tinder, has received quite a bit of publicity.
Another common motive that wasn't cited in the Le Febvre study was self-worth validation.
Those who used Tinder as a way to boost their feelings of self-worth were likely to have a one night stand.
Interestingly, those who used Tinder because it seemed like an easier way to meet people were actually less likely to go on dates with Tinder matches.
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.