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.
It's one of the most popular lifestyle apps with over 10 million daily active users.
For the uninitiated, Tinder is a mobile dating app that allows users to locate other singles in their geographic area. They can then start viewing photos of other users who match their age, gender, and location criteria.
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.
In the popular media, Tinder very much has the reputation of being a "hookup" app, designed to facilitate fleeting sexual encounters.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.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.