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.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.
For 34.1% of surveyed female college students, entertainment is the #1 motivating force to use dating apps.But our survey found that when it came to romance, they still prefer to find dates the old-fashioned, analogue way.Given the choice, 40.3% of dating-app-using college students would prefer to meet potential dates through mutual friends, 38.9% would prefer mutual interests, and 16.6% would rather meet someone purely by chance — running into each other in a bar or coffee shop as total strangers.In second place is Match, followed by Ok Cupid, and then Tinder.
Over a third of surveyed college students are primarily using dating apps to meet people in a somewhat romantic sense — be it for casual dating, love, or hookups.
Just 4% actually prefer to find dates on the apps they’re using in such high numbers. Maybe it’s the fact that only a third on the apps are actually interested in meeting someone.