Swiping me off my legs: Explicating relationship initiation on Tinder

Swiping me off my legs: 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 dating that is mobile (application), facilitates the initiation of the latest, potentially intimate relationships and encourages it self as a social finding platform dominating the U.S. With 1.4 billion swipes each day. This exploratory research investigates how people take part in relationship initiation behaviors through Tinder and highlights how interpersonal 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 on-line survey about their Tinder use. The research used descriptive statistics and thematic analysis to assess good reasons for finding and Tinder that is deleting procedures, swiping techniques, and Tinder hookup tradition. The commonplace view that Tinder is an intercourse, or hookup software, continues to be salient among users; although, many users utilize Tinder for producing other social interaction connections and relationships, both intimate and platonic. Pokračovat ve čtení „Swiping me off my legs: Explicating relationship initiation on Tinder“