PSYCHOLOGY TODAY - Dec 12 - A common criticism of Tinder is that it promotes meaningless sexual encounters. In general, research shows that people who are more motivated to pursue uncommitted sex are more likely to use mobile dating apps. A team of psychologists from Norway investigated whether Tinder matches typically led to one-night stands. They recruited over 250 users of Tinder. Each volunteer reported their total number of matches, how often they had met a match, and how long they had used the app. Only around half of the volunteers had met with any other Tinder user following a match. 20% of the volunteers had experienced a one-night stand with a match; 25% had met someone who was interested in a long-term relationship. Overall, 80% of Tinder users reported that the app hadn't led to a sexual relationship of any kind.