They are then notified of any matches, where both people swiped right on each other's profiles.
While this open-ended data is valuable, it doesn't provide the whole story on why people use Tinder.
Participants in Le Febvre's study were asked what their motivations for their behaviors.
And in fact, 37% reported that a Tinder date led to an exclusive dating relationship. Well, these participants did do plenty of hooking up.
Of those who met a Tinder match in person, only 21.8% indicated that they had never hooked up.
As can be seen in the table, using the app for casual sex and hookups was actually less common than these other motives.