It's popular: 48.3 percent 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.
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.
The researchers then coded participants' responses into categories.
So what was the most commonly cited reason for using Tinder?
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.
The most common motives for using Tinder: it's exciting and it's trendy.
Another common motive that wasn't cited in the Le Febvre study was self-worth validation.
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.
When it came to people’s perceptions, not surprisingly, they were true to stereotype.