An exploratory factor analysis, using a parallel analysis approach, uncovered six motivations to use Tinder: Love, Casual Sex, Ease of Communication, Self-Worth Validation, Thrill of Excitement, and Trendiness.
In contrast to previously suggested, the Love motivation appeared to be a stronger motivation to use Tinder than the Casual Sex motivation.
With regard to age, the motivation Love, Casual Sex and Ease of Communication were positively related to age.
Finally, Tinder motivations were meaningfully related to offline encounters with Tinder matches.
The Chinese food co-workers are playing Connect Four while eating takeout.
After innocently asking what brought her to the park, the woman mentions she has a boyfriend but quickly backtracks realizing the man’s intentions were good.
The conversation continues and they find out they’re both from Queens, New York and enjoy visiting art museums in their retirement.
Although the smartphone application Tinder is increasingly popular among emerging adults, no empirical study has yet investigated why emerging adults use Tinder.
Therefore, we aimed to identify the primary motivations of emerging adults to use Tinder.