A new survey by Abodo of 3,500 college students across America shows they’re not using dating apps mostly for sex or dates or love or anything really other than their own entertainment. Well, that, and a bit of an ego boost sometimes.
In fact, 91 percent of the students surveyed said they weren’t using apps to hook up at all. Those who are just looking to get it in are primarily on Grindr, Bumble, and Tinder (in that order). Those who are just here for the nudes are usually on Coffee Meets Bagel and Match.com (again, in that order).
For almost 35 percent of female college students, boredom is the number-one motivator for getting on a dating app. The same goes for almost a third of male students and a third of students who don’t identify as male or female. That said, Tinder users did admit they’re looking for an ego boost above all else at the same time.
Meanwhile, love trumped sex for those who were on the apps for something other than making friends and feeling good about themselves — Match.com remains the place 2 be for those who are serious about finding a partner.
See the results in full here.
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