With 30 billion matches to date, Tinder® is the world’s most popular app for meeting new people. Think of us as your most dependable wingmate—wherever you go, we’ll be there. If you’re here to meet new people, expand your social network, meet locals when you’re traveling, or just live in the now, you’ve come to the right place. We’re called “the world’s hottest app” for a reason: we spark more than 26 million matches per day. How many dating apps do that?
You may have heard it referred to as a “hook up” app, and when it first hit the market back in 2012, Tinder users were mainly singles looking to find more casual relationships.
And while that’s definitely still the case (resent studies showed that 49% of men used Tinder to facilitate a one-night stand, compared to only 15% of women who used it as a hook up app), you can also find plenty of people looking for serious relationships, and even marriage, as well.
Tinder wasn’t designed for any specific age group, although it tends to be most popular with singles in their 20s – according to some sources, that demographic accounts for half of Tinder’s user base.
So what was the most commonly cited reason for using Tinder? It’s popular: 48.3 percent of the respondents indicated that the main reason they used Tinder revolved around its popularity—the media hype or the fact that many of their peers were using it. Only about 5 percent of those surveyed indicated that the desire for hookups was their main motivation for joining the site.