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.In contrast to previously suggested, the Love motivation appeared to be a stronger motivation to use Tinder than the Casual Sex motivation.There IS a chance that someone might stalk her, or threaten her, or send her inappropriate pictures. And if she is pretty, her inbox will be flooded with messages from guys who only want one thing.Then there is the idea that her boss might see, or her friends, or her neighbors, or the guy at the gas station.Although the smartphone application Tinder is increasingly popular among emerging adults, no empirical study has yet investigated why emerging adults use Tinder.
Finally, Tinder motivations were meaningfully related to offline encounters with Tinder matches.
But when you meet a girl in real life, she’s not necessarily shopping and judging. It’s a magical and spontaneous thing, and it’s completely lost on a website.
She might have been reading, or thinking, or dreaming, and then you had the guts and bravery to approach her and start a conversation. Dating websites try to make up for this by including lots of personality tests.
That really courageous way that you approached her in the coffee shop. The way you smiled at her, or made her feel comfortable and warm. Instead, she sees your picture, compared side by side with a hundred pictures of other guys.
A girl who cares about personality is suddenly encouraged to focus on looks first.