The swipe index
Tinder, Bumble, Hinge – are these apps making us better at dating or worse? We asked 1 000 women, ages 18-44.
Most women have used them… 56%
of unattached survey takers say they’ve joined a dating app. Indeed, they report it’s their number-one way to meet people. (Those who opt out say the top reason is “everyone on them just wants sex.”)
… but don’t believe they work. 56%
of users say they haven’t found what they’re looking for.
What’s the appeal?
The most common reasons users say they log on:
72%...... “I just like to go on to see who’s out there.” 53%..... “I use them when I’m bored.” 18%..... “I use them as a last resort.” 18%..... “I use them with friends (sometimes they even swipe for me).”
Yes, apps do make us more adventurous. 15%
of those who use apps say the platforms led them to try something new sexually.