Dating apps like Tinder are some of the biggest trends among young people, as they disguise themselves as ways of looking for a partner. This is why researchers decided to investigate the real reason why people use such apps. It turns out women are actually looking for someone to tell them they are attractive, while men are more interested in casual sex.
Why do people use Tinder?
Dating apps should be a way to help people find a partner they have always been dreaming about. While some people might be using Tinder to find their soulmate, most users are actually looking for something else. They get the chance to choose from a series of people the ones they find most attractive and then talk to them if the other person has also swiped right.
Seeing that you get many matches is quite a good thing for self esteem. However, this thing seems to appeal to women more than it does to men. More precisely, women are a lot more likely to use Tinder just to get a confirmation they are attractive and have a better opinion on themselves.
Not everyone is actually looking for a long-term partner
On the other hand, men have a different attitude whenever they log in on Tinder. Men in general who enjoy using dating apps seem to be more interested in short-term affairs and casual sex. However, it doesn’t mean people don’t also look for long-term things. Both men and women can be looking for a soulmate on Tinder, but the percentages are much lower. In terms of men, for instance, they are a lot more likely to be looking for something casual.
When it comes to the time they spend on Tinder, women are on top of the list. However, men are more on point when they use the dating app. They usually find a person they like a lot quicker, and them move swiftly and decide if they want to see that person or not. This usually happens because they are more likely to start a conversation than women.
Therefore, not everyone is really dreaming of finding “the one” on Tinder. Swiping right might be a fun activity that increases women’s self esteem while, for men, it offers dozens of opportunities for short-term affairs.
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