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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?
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.
So what was the most commonly cited reason for using Tinder?These studies show that using Tinder meets a variety of psychological needs, beyond the obvious ones relating to dating and sex.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).It can also help to fulfill our needs for self-worth. On the other hand, not receiving matches could damage self-worth, and in fact, Le Febvre found that lack of success on Tinder, including not receiving matches, was one of the main reasons users quit the app. In Le Febvre's qualitative study, 77% of the respondents indicated that they had met a match in person at some point, with the average participant reporting 4.58 offline meetings with matches.Since its launch in 2012, the dating app, Tinder, has received quite a bit of publicity.It's one of the most popular lifestyle apps with over 10 million daily active users.It was not uncommon for participants to use the app because they wanted positive feedback on Tinder or because receiving such feedback felt good.Naturally, finding a romantic partner was also a relatively common reason for using Tinder.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.In addition, the average number of hookups reported by the participants was just above 3.