Tinder Users May Not Be Looking For Dates

A young woman looking at her smart phone

LendEdu, a consumer finance comparison site, asked over 3,800 young people ages 18 to 22 if they used Tinder — 72% of them said they did. When asked why, more than 44% of the users said they were swiping for “confidence-boosting procrastination,” while 22% were looking for a hook up, and only 4% were looking for a relationship.

Tinder says its research found 80% of the site’s users are seeking a meaningful relationship, though this is from all age ranges.

Market Watch: Most young people don’t use Tinder for sex or love — here’s why they really use it.

Graph shows that 44% of college students use tinder for ego boosts.


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