Survey on student dating
Ok Cupid and Match, both of which are mobile adaptations of older desktop online dating programs, were used by 8.6% and 6.4% of respondents, respectively.Grindr’s more specialized audience — the app is meant primarily for gay and bisexual men — probably explains why only 4.3% of respondents said they used it.Grindr is the only app to have more than half of its surveyed users (51%) report harassment.
Over a third of surveyed college students are primarily using dating apps to meet people in a somewhat romantic sense — be it for casual dating, love, or hookups.
The same is true for 29.7% of males and 33.3% of those who identify as neither male nor female.
Of Tinder users, 34.4% of said entertainment was their primary motivator, but they weren’t the only ones: Bumble (27.1%) and Grindr (23.3%) users also ranked it as their main reason.
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.
In attempt to answer these questions, we surveyed almost 4,000 current college students around the country. That’s about five times the percentage of the second-most popular app, female-friendly Bumble, which only allows women to initiate a conversation.