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Study confirms men on Tinder are looking for one thing

Words by Fashion Journal

No surprises here.

The age-old saying ‘men only want one thing’ gets thrown around a lot, especially when the conversation involves Tinder.

Now, it seems the adage has been proven as fact, with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) publishing their findings on our Tinder habits.

The study of 641 Norwegian university students, aged 19 to 29, found that men most often use Tinder for casual sex, while women use it to boost their self-esteem.

“Women use dating apps to feel better about themselves more than men do,” says Associate Professor at NTNU, Mons Bendixen. According to the study’s lead author and clinical psychologist, Ernst Olav Botnen, “men tend to report a desire for casual sex and short-term relationships as a reason for using dating apps.”

As reported in the findings, the women surveyed reported feeling desirable when they were matched, resulting in a confidence boost. It was also found females spend longer on dating apps like Tinder than males, however, this is because they take longer to go through each person’s profile before deciding which way to swipe. On the other hand, males are more likely to make quick decisions about whether they’d like to get in contact with another user.

Read the full study here.

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