Many Tinder Users Are Married According to Survey

Posted on May 19, 2015

Many users of the Tinder dating app may not be single if a new survey is correct. GlobalWebIndex (GWI) says its data indicates that only 54% of the people using Tinder are single. The data says 12% are already in a relationship and shockingly 30% are married.

GWI shared the data here in a blog post. GWI also says men outnumber women 60:40 on Tinder.

Tinder is disputing GWI's findings. Tinder says in a statement, "The results of this tiny, 681 person study in the UK is a totally inaccurate depiction of Tinder's userbase-this firm is making guesses without having any access to real data on our millions of users worldwide. Here are the facts: the single largest age group on Tinder, making up more than half of our entire userbase, is 18-24, and 93%+ of them have never been married according to the UK's Office of National Statistics. Without revealing any data about our users, simple logic should reveal that it's essentially impossible for any of these claims to be accurate. Their methodology seems severely and fundamentally flawed."

GWI is sticking by its data and disputes that it only surveyed a small number of users. The company told Wired, "[The] data is based on interviews with a panel of more than 170,000 internet users worldwide, the largest on-going study into the digital consumers-it's not guesswork, and not just the UK, as Tinder has suggested. Our Tinder findings come from a recent study of 47,622 internet users aged 16-64 across 33 countries."

47,000 people is a lot more than several hundred. As the data Tinder provided in its statement indicates the younger Tinder users are at least less statistically likely to be married than older Tinder users.

It would be sad, but not particularly surprising, if a lot of non-singles are using dating apps these days. Everyone knows there are cheaters in the dating pool. They tend not to tell the truth about whether they are married or dating someone else.

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