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.
Le Febvre's qualitative data couldn't really address this question, but Sumter and colleagues were able to examine the association between Tinder use motives and participants' likelihood of going on a Tinder date or having a Tinder hookup.
It was not uncommon for participants to use the app because they wanted positive feedback on Tinder or because receiving such feedback felt good.
Naturally, finding a romantic partner was also a relatively common reason for using Tinder.
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.