Participants in the Dutch study seemed to be less successful on Tinder.
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.
Another 12.6% said they had hooked up but it didn’t involve sexual intercourse and another 65.6% said their hookups did involve sexual contact.
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.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.Users swipe right if they like what they see and swipe left if they don’t.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.While this open-ended data is valuable, it doesn't provide the whole story on why people use Tinder.