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.Tinder can also be used to fulfill more general social needs.
Another common motive that wasn't cited in the Le Febvre study was self-worth validation.
It was not uncommon for participants to use the app because they wanted positive feedback on Tinder or because receiving such feedback felt good.
Users swipe right if they like what they see and swipe left if they don’t.
They are then notified of any matches, where both people swiped right on each other's profiles.
51.5% said they believed Tinder was designed for hooking up, 33.5% said dating, and 15% meeting people.
While this open-ended data is valuable, it doesn't provide the whole story on why people use Tinder.Of those who met a Tinder match in person, only 21.8% indicated that they had never hooked up.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.A bell sounds after five minutes and you record on your Speeding Ticket if you would like to meet the person again.Girls stay seated and the guys move to the next table until you have met everyone.Not surprisingly, both studies also suggested that men are more likely than women to use Tinder for the purpose of seeking out casual sex.