Another common motive that wasn't cited in the Le Febvre study was self-worth validation.
Slightly fewer than half of the participants (45.5%) had gone on an offline date with a match, and 18.6% reported having had a one-night stand.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.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.In addition, the average number of hookups reported by the participants was just above 3.
Participants in the Dutch study seemed to be less successful on Tinder.
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.
So what was the most commonly cited reason for using Tinder?
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.
Participants in Le Febvre's study were asked what their motivations for their behaviors.