Do college kids use online dating sites
It can also be anything from kissing to intercourse on the sexual spectrum.
My guess is that when college students use Tinder, they don't know exactly what they want -- or what they'll find.
More than half of college students in a recent survey said they were using Tinder and other dating apps (but mostly Tinder) to find friends, not hookups. “That seems a little bit of a stretch,” said Aditi Paul, a Ph. candidate at Michigan State University whose research has found online daters tend to break up faster and more often and are less likely to end up married than their off-line counterparts.
“I find it a little bit of a stretch of reality that they’re looking for friends -- with that agenda -- with this app,” she said.That is part of the reason the vague concept of hooking up has flourished on college campuses,” she said.“A hookup can be a one-night stand or the beginning of seeing each other or the start of a committed romantic relationship.Still, “I don’t know that I believe that people are just trying to make friends via Tinder and have no other intentions beyond that …
I think that’s just a sign of being open to whatever happens, happens.” On a statistically useless, purely anecdotal level, platonic Tinder use has been attempted. “I’ve never heard of a successful case of someone using a dating site like that,” said Yoseph Radding, a senior at Michigan State University and co-creator of the app Lyke Me, which aims to succeed where dating apps have apparently failed by connecting people with similar interests and hopefully forming long-lasting friendships.
The news of Tinder U comes after Facebook recently announced it was testing out its new dating portal.