Both mobile apps cater to singles in their 20s and are popular on college campuses. Tinder is a geo-location mobile dating app, which feels like an addictive mobile game in the style of speed dating.When you open the app, baseball card-style photos of singles in your vicinity will pop up, and you can either click on the green heart to “like” the profile and connect or click the red X to delete their profile and move on to the next profile.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.If it’s a mutual match, you can start the digital conversation through texting.Don’t worry, your dating diary won’t appear on your Facebook page.Since its launch in 2012, the dating app, Tinder, has received quite a bit of publicity.
They send notifications as well as emails to let you know when people tap “Let’s Date” on your date card.
Aside from the household names of mobile apps, including Match, Ok Cupid, e Harmony and Zoosk, several new mobile-only apps have hit the scene and are hanging their digital hats on the phones of celebrities and everyday people.
Two of my favorite new apps gaining popularity are Tinder and Let’s Date.
So someone might primarily have joined Tinder because it seemed like the cool thing to do, but they might also have a desire to meet a potential romantic partner or hookup.
In another recent study, by Sindy Sumter and colleagues, a sample of 163 Dutch Tinder users rated the extent to which various motives described their reasons for using Tinder.