Online dating for students
Well, also consider that 15.5% of women, 9.6% of men, and 7.4% of other genders use the apps purely for an ego boost. A significant number (10.2% of women, 9.6% of men, and 11.1% of others) are also primarily using the apps to find friends, though exactly what type of “friend” they’re looking for isn’t specified.
In dead last for main reasons to use dating apps are the oft-DM’d pics known as “nudes,” with only 8.7% of all survey respondents choosing it as their primary reason.
In fact, Bumble beat out Tinder in users primarily looking for hookups, 9.6% to 9%. In a more heartwarming turn, more people overall are using the apps to find love (11.5%) than to find hookups (8.8%).
All of them — from Tinder to Hinge, Ok Cupid to Bumble — are fighting for any advantage that allows them to recruit more users. Remember the rash of think pieces about Millennial “hook-up culture”? When it comes the most popular, most-used dating app, Tinder was the overwhelming favorite.Women, surprisingly, beat out men with this preference: 9.1% of women cite nudes as their #1 reason to use dating apps, compared with 7.9% of men.Those who identify as neither men nor women lead the pack, with 11.1% chasing nudes above all else. Coffee Meets Bagel has the highest percentage of users (11.2%) citing salacious snaps as their primary reason.However, Bumble, which uses a similar functionality but requires the woman to send the first message, had 32% of its surveyed users report having experienced harassment.