Who Really Uses Tinder?

Stacy KarynDating Apps/Sites, Tinder14 Comments

After your third dud of a date this week, you may be asking yourself this exact question more often than you care to admit. Who really uses Tinder? What kind of people are you really matching with? Are they legit? Well, to be honest – I have both good news and bad news. 

So who really uses Tinder? Let’s start with the bad news:

Statistics show that 42% of Tinder users in 2016  weren’t even single!

But don’t worry. Here is what the rest of the users were looking for:

20% of the people who used Tinder were looking for a hookup.

27% of the people were looking for a significant other.

53% were just looking for new friends.

Therefore, based on these findings, I created a handy pie chart. You can either choose to look at this with a “glass half full” mentality or you can deem it to be “half empty”. However, I’m choosing to look at this all with optimism. Because, I say that the 42% of “non-single” users overlaps with the 53% of users who are just looking for friends.

As for the good news:

  • Tinder has an estimated 50 million users. So, every time you panic and wonder why you have stooped to online dating, just remember that online dating is now the norm.
  • 27% of people say that they are actually looking for a serious relationship! Despite popular belief, this is not an app that is just for hookups.
  • Furthermore, Tinder allows us to connect with people we may have never met in our wildest dreams. Online dating is something that we should all actually be crazy thankful for.
  • And, do you want to know the real answer to the question, “Who really uses Tinder?” People! People use Tinder. These are real people with real hopes, dreams, and aspirations. These are people who want to find a partner. People with good hearts and stories to tell. People who get lonely and sad. So next time you treat your latest match like a slab of meat, just remember. There is a person behind that screen. For more information on changing the way we look at all of this, make sure to read my post on the subject.

But the best good news and hope for the future that I can offer you all today?

I was lucky enough to find and marry my best friend. We’ve traveled the world together, built a life together, and basically grown inseparable. And just how did I do that?

Well. Take a wild guess. 🙂

How do you feel about Tinder? Is it working for you? Have you found any strange characters? I’d love to hear your story in the comments below! And if you are in need of some help with your profile, you can always check out my services or my DIY Tinder Profile Pack.

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14 Comments on “Who Really Uses Tinder?”

  1. I have a feeling it largely depends on the country and even the city, because i had different experiences in every city I traveled to. Still fun to chat with strangers, tho…

    1. I can’t agree more! I had wildly different experiences based on the cities as well. Traveling while Tindering is definitely an interesting experiment.

  2. Super interesting! I’ve never tried any dating site/app but I probably would if I was ever single! Awesome story that you found true love on tinder!

    1. Aw, I bet you anything that you aren’t going to remain perpetually single, especially if you’re actively on Tinder (even if it is on and off). Sometimes it just takes a bit of time to find that great fit.

  3. I’ve been seriously thinking about getting Tinder lately but have been afraid that it is just people looking for hook-ups. Thanks for showing me that that is not the truth and that it is possible to find your significant other there!

    1. I’m so glad to spread a bit of hope! The whole reputation of Tinder being just a hookup app is changing, and fast!

  4. I got off Tinder ages ago because I found that the people on there just weren’t what I was looking for. It was difficult to find someone who was like-minded, *really* interested, and –I guess not that strangely– actually single. I’ve ventured back onto Bumble but, honestly, I’m not all that interested in dating anymore.

    Thanks for sharing! x


    1. I totally understand that it’s easy to lose interest after lots of disappointing dates. Bumble is a great option too. But if you aren’t feeling any of it, it’s definitely not a bad idea to take a break.

    1. Haha, no way! Tinder is there for you whenever you’re ready for it. It’s pretty easy to follow. 😉

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