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, United States Of America. E-mail: email protected

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Abstract

Tinder, a mobile relationship application (software), facilitates the initiation of brand new, possibly intimate relationships and encourages it self being a social breakthrough platform dominating the U.S. With 1.4 billion swipes a day. This exploratory study investigates exactly exactly how people participate in relationship initiation behaviors through Tinder and highlights how interpersonal relationship initiation, selection procedures, and strategic pre-interaction habits are evolving through contemporary-mediated dating tradition. Individuals (N = 395) had been recruited from Amazon’s Mechanical Turk to complete an internet survey about their Tinder use. The research 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