Report Study suggests Tinder is not very effective for acquiring new sexual partners

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Tinder has been described as a “hook-up app” — but new research suggests that it is not particularly effective at facilitating one-night stands. The study, published in Evolutionary Psychological Science, indicates that Tinder is not causing an increase in short-term sexual encounters.

Researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology were interested in how differences in motivations for using Tinder were related to sexual encounters.

“A prior student, Ernst Botnen (one of the co-authors of the paper) originally came up with the idea of collecting data on Tinder use and other picture-based mobile dating applications,” explained study author Trond Viggo Grøntvedt.


“Maybe the most interesting question was how individual differences in sexual strategies, such as preference for short-term mating, affected the use of this new dating opportunity. We wondered if Tinder was just another mating arena for short-term oriented people, or whether Tinder represented a different mating arena for people who did not succeed in more traditional dating arenas?”

“In addition, there was some public concerns regarding the increase in STD’s and a possible link to the use of dating apps. So how many people actually are successful in acquiring new partners? Is this public concern justified?”


Read more here. (PsyPost)
 
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