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.
The researchers then used a statistical technique to group those ratings into general categories.
It also has over 300 million users between its website and its app, which means a large dating pool, but also more scammers and fake accounts. Hinge matches you up with friends of friends based on your Facebook contacts. Users post an invitation to hang out and then choose from respondents whom they want to meet. Specify whether you’re using it for friends, a hook up or dating to make sure you find someone looking for the same.
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.
When it came to people’s perceptions, not surprisingly, they were true to stereotype.
After an hour, the invitation, all chats and photos are erased.
Since its launch in 2012, the dating app, Tinder, has received quite a bit of publicity.