These studies show that using Tinder meets a variety of psychological needs, beyond the obvious ones relating to dating and sex.
Tinder can also be used to fulfill more general social needs.
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.
Slightly fewer than half of the participants (45.5%) had gone on an offline date with a match, and 18.6% reported having had a one-night stand.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.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.For the uninitiated, Tinder is a mobile dating app that allows users to locate other singles in their geographic area. They can then start viewing photos of other users who match their age, gender, and location criteria.