Tinder and LGBTQ people

Tinder rolled out options for those who don’t identify as men or women to choose from a range of trans and non-gender conforming options in 2016. This came after a spate of harassment, as well as controversy as Tinder banned trans people for how they had chosen to identify on the platform after other users had reported them.

Tinder India recently introduced the option for users to identify themselves however they pleased, with a free text box.

According to the Queen Mary/Sapienza/Royal Ottawa Health Care study, around 12% of male Tinder users identified as homosexual or bisexual, while only 0.01% of female profiles did.

Top Tinder users

In April 2018, Tinder revealed its top-30 most-liked users in the UK to Cosmopolitan. The 30 appeared in a Q&A feature discussing what they looked for, their experiences dating, and their standard opening lines.

Too many selfies, filters, or group photos can be offputting it seems – as can too many pictures with sunglasses (or mentioning foot fetishes in your bio). Male top users’ opening lines tend towards the relatively uninspired, think: “Hey, how’s you?” or “How’ve you been?”. On the other hand, female users are a little more colourful. Take Sean from Birmingham, who uses “Kakaw, kakaw, I’m an eagle!”, or Susan from London who asks, “Would you rather have your commute narrated by David Attenborough or your internal monologue by Morgan Freeman?”

That being said, it seems that many of these popular Tinder users expect to be messaged first…

Tinder Usage Statistics
According to Tinder’s own press resources, we’re up to 1.6 billion swipes per day, which result in 1 million dates per week.

Cumulatively, over 20 billion matches have been registered.

As a percentage of the entire sample, We are Flint Tinder statistics show an even spread across how often users check the app, with similar percentages using it several times a day, once a day, one a week etc. in both the US and UK. A higher proportion of US respondents use the Tinder app according to this data.

If we parse the data so it only shows users who do use Tinder, we can see the subtle patterns and differences a little more clearly. Around 50% of UK users use the app multiple times per week, with a slightly higher percentage of US users reporting the same sort of level (56%).

In the UK, those who use Tinder at least every few weeks are most likely to check the app once a day, while in the US once every few days is the most-commonly elected option by a whisker. Both of these points represent the highest point of an arc in the data – if we exclude sporadic users, who account for a fifth of US and just over a quarter of US users.

US users are more likely to check the Tinder app multiple times over the course of the same day.

Updated: 14 February 2021 — 02:25

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