Well, hold on to your...ugh, whatever. New research reveals that 30% of Tinder users are married, not single, as they are expected to be if they’re surfing a dating site. But you already knew that.
This everyone’s-lying-the world-is-garbage news comes courtesy of a new survey of over 47,000 Tinder internet users that was conducted by the research firm GlobalWebIndex. According to the numbers—which never lie—30% of Tinder users are already hitched, while 12% are in a committed relationship.
Some other useful stats, per Business Insider:
Tinder may also be a digital stomping ground for married men, judging by GWI’s claim that 62% of its users are male and 38% female.
The research also shows, unsurprisingly, that Tinder’s users are a relatively young crowd, with 38% aged between 16 and 24, and 45% between 25 and 34.
I’ve met a guy or two from Tinder who’s lied about something or another, so this seems pretty accurate. But before you judge all those Marrieds, consider what they might be on there for...Everyone could use an extra friend. There’s also a chance their significant other is a robot.
Tinder might prefer another explanation: that people are using its app to meet new people for platonic friendship rather than just romance. It’s a use case that the company has regularly suggested in media interviews.
“We never intended it to be a dating platform. It’s a social discovery platform, facilitating an introduction between two people,” Tinder’s then-chief marketing officer Justin Mateen told the Guardian in February 2014.
There’s a chance this is all wrong. Tinder execs have already debunked down the survey’s age results, calling them “completely inaccurate.”
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