The researchers then coded participants' responses into categories.So what was the most commonly cited reason for using Tinder?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.In the popular media, Tinder very much has the reputation of being a "hookup" app, designed to facilitate fleeting sexual encounters.At the peak of the Tinder hype, an article in The study mostly involved open-ended questions regarding users' motivations for and experiences using the app.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.
Participants in Le Febvre's study were asked what their motivations for their behaviors.
When it came to people’s perceptions, not surprisingly, they were true to stereotype.
51.5% said they believed Tinder was designed for hooking up, 33.5% said dating, and 15% meeting people.
The most common motives for using Tinder were because it's exciting and because it's trendy.
Another common motive that wasn't cited in the Le Febvre study was self-worth validation.