Swiping me down my feet: Explicating relationship initiation on Tinder

Swiping me down my feet: 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, United States Of America. E-mail: email protected

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Abstract

Tinder, a mobile dating application (software), facilitates the initiation of the latest, possibly intimate relationships and encourages it self as a social breakthrough platform dominating the U.S. With 1.4 billion swipes a day. This exploratory research investigates how people take part in relationship initiation behaviors through Tinder and highlights how social relationship initiation, selection processes, and strategic pre-interaction habits are evolving through contemporary-mediated culture that is dating. Individuals (N = 395) had been recruited from Amazon’s Mechanical Turk to complete an internet survey about their Tinder use. The analysis used descriptive statistics and thematic analysis to investigate known reasons for identifying and deleting Tinder, pre-interaction procedures, swiping methods, and Tinder hookup tradition.Read more