And in fact, 37% reported that a Tinder date led to an exclusive dating relationship. Well, these participants did do plenty of hooking up.
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.
How do motives for using Tinder relate to people’s experiences?
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.
In the popular media, Tinder very much has the reputation of being a "hookup" app, designed to facilitate fleeting sexual encounters.