Dating app users want relationship, not hook-ups:Study
Aug 30, London: According to recent studies the majority of users using dating apps and sites are looking for relationship rather than casual hook ups.
In a study a dating app Hinge surveyed 1,500 existing users and found that only 2% stated that they just wanted casual ‘hook-ups’, whereas 63% were looking for relationships and one third (33%) looking for dates.According to Hinge they were exploring the truth behind a Vanity Fair article on the rise of ‘hook-up culture’, allegedly from the increased use of dating apps.
An article by the Independent quotes, David Buss, professor of psychology at the University of Texas, Austin told Vanity Fair: “Apps like Tinder and OkCupid give people the impression that there are thousands or millions of potential mates out there… so the whole mating system tends to shift towards short-term dating."
Meanwhile reports show that earlier this year GlobalWebIndex found that 42% Tinder users were already in relationships, and around the same time, Hinge had lost nearly 500 male subscribers after it added a feature to user profiles which revealed their Facebook relationship status.
The Oslo Times