They are then notified of any matches, where both people swiped right on each other's profiles.Thus, users can quickly view hundreds of local singles and decide with a quick swipe of their finger if they’re interested or not.While this open-ended data is valuable, it doesn't provide the whole story on why people use Tinder.
Another common motive that wasn't cited in the Le Febvre study was self-worth validation.
It's popular: 48.3% of the respondents indicated that the main reason they used Tinder revolved around its popularity — the media hype or the fact that many of their peers were using it.
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.
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.