New study reveals: Two-thirds of all Tinder users are taken – singles are often entertainment clowns for others

Imagine that you unexpectedly find your husband or wife on Tinder or a friend sends you the relevant screenshot and the excuse for belonging to the number one dating app is: "It is a source of entertainment and social contacts and at the same time gives a confidence boost by collecting likes and matches".

New study reveals: Two-thirds of all Tinder users are taken – singles are often entertainment clowns for others

Imagine that you unexpectedly find your husband or wife on Tinder or a friend sends you the relevant screenshot and the excuse for belonging to the number one dating app is: "It is a source of entertainment and social contacts and at the same time gives a confidence boost by collecting likes and matches".

Would you accept this reason?

Exactly this answer was given by the participants of a study, which are actually assigned, but still cavort on Tinder. Five researchers asked 1,400 people between the ages of 18 and 74 about their motives for using the dating app. Above all, the result was a shocking result: according to the study, a whopping two-thirds of Tinder users are engaged or married.

The reason for using Tinder is that although you are not actively looking for dates or appointments, you use the app in a similar way to social media. Also, collecting likes and matches would give self-confidence. However, according to researcher Germano Vera Cruz, a data scientist and professor of psychology at the Jules Verne University of Picardy in France, this represents a real "game of deception" for those who are actively looking for a potential partner.

The researcher Dr. Elias Aboujaoude, Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Stanford Medicine. Based on the experience of his own patients, he says that many years later they give up dating apps entirely, although they still want a permanent partner because the frustration is too high. You waste an awful lot of time in conversations with nothing going on, the researcher reports.

The study results provide a plausible reason at this point: the other is actually taken and only uses the conversation to pass the time. Fun fact: Tinder was never originally planned as a dating app, but as a kind of social app where people can get to know each other more easily, according to the "Guradian" in 2014.

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Sources: Sky, The Guardian, NBC News, Study

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