You might also be wondering how Tinder users' motives for using the app relate to their actual use of the app.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.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.
Tinder can also be used to fulfill more general social needs.
While this open-ended data is valuable, it doesn't provide the whole story on why people use Tinder.
Participants in Le Febvre's study were asked what their motivations for their behaviors.
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.