Tinder should not be seen as merely a fun, hookup app without any strings attached, but as a new way for emerging adults to initiate committed romantic relationships.
Notably, the findings call for a more encompassing perspective on why emerging adults use Tinder.
Sadly, we don't really seem to know what's going on until we've hit a breaking point, and it's too late.
It's probably because of this reason we tend to be more cautious heading into adulthood.
Over half of the sample were current or former Tinder users ( = 163).
An exploratory factor analysis, using a parallel analysis approach, uncovered six motivations to use Tinder: Love, Casual Sex, Ease of Communication, Self-Worth Validation, Thrill of Excitement, and Trendiness.
Relationships are an integral part of life, growing up and maturing.
In sum, the study showed that emerging adults have six primary motivations to use Tinder and that these motivations differ according to one’s age and gender.How else are you supposed to know what you truly want, what really makes you happy if you haven’t suffered through some bullsh*t beforehand?Unfortunately, sh*tty relationships typically plague our youth, forcing our hormonally crazed selves to figure out what the f*ck is going on. Adult Friend Finder is a registered trademark of Friendfinder, Inc. Disclaimer: This website contains adult personals material, all members and persons appearing on this site have contractually represented to us that they are 18 years of age or older.Although the smartphone application Tinder is increasingly popular among emerging adults, no empirical study has yet investigated why emerging adults use Tinder.