More than a quarter of all dating app users — 35.5% of women and 14.1% of men — have experienced harassment.
Nearly 60% of those who identified as neither female nor male also reported harassment, though these respondents comprise just 1% of our sample.
Users of Grindr — another app highly linked to hookup culture — rated love as their #2 reason, less than a percentage point ahead of hookups.
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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.
Coffee Meets Bagel is only slightly behind Tinder, with 27%, and Match falls in the middle of the pack with 30%. Only 5.6% of respondents said that hooking up was the goal of the first date — again subverting the expectation commonly associated with these apps.
They’re all asking the same question: What do Millennials want from a dating app? As far as dating apps go, concerns might have been overstated: That’s almost four times as many as who indicated they used it for hookups, and more than twice as many who said they were looking for casual dating. The GPS-based app, which pioneered double-matching and “swiping left,” was the the most popular app by far, used by 84% of the college students we surveyed.