Swiping me down my foot: Explicating relationship initiation on Tinder


Swiping me down my foot: Explicating relationship initiation on Tinder

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Leah E. LeFebvre, Department of Communication and Journalism, University of Wyoming, 1000 E. University Avenue, Dept. 3904, Laramie, WY 82071, USA. E-mail: email protected

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Abstract

Tinder, a mobile relationship application (app), facilitates the initiation of the latest, possibly romantic relationships and promotes it self being a social breakthrough platform dominating the U.S. With 1.4 billion swipes each day. This exploratory research investigates exactly how people take part in relationship initiation behaviors through Tinder and highlights how social relationship initiation, selection procedures, and strategic pre-interaction habits are evolving through contemporary-mediated culture that is dating. Participants (N = 395) had been recruited from Amazon’s Mechanical Turk to complete an on-line survey about their Tinder use. The research used descriptive statistics and thematic analysis to evaluate good reasons for choosing and Tinder that is deleting procedures, swiping methods, and Tinder hookup tradition. The view that is prevalent Tinder is just an intercourse, or hookup software, continues to be salient among users; although, many users use Tinder for producing other social interaction connections and relationships, both intimate and platonic. Initially, Tinder users gather information to spot their choices. 続きを読む “Swiping me down my foot: Explicating relationship initiation on Tinder”