A first look at user activity on tinder

Gareth Tyson, Vasile C. Perta, Hamed Haddadi, Michael C. Seto

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Abstract

Mobile dating apps have become a popular means to meet potential partners. Although several exist, one recent addition stands out amongst all others. Tinder presents its users with pictures of people geographically nearby, whom they can either like or dislike based on first impressions. If two users like each other, they are allowed to initiate a conversation via the chat feature. In this paper we use a set of curated profiles to explore the behaviour of men and women in Tinder. We reveal differences between the way men and women interact with the app, highlighting the strategies employed. Women attain large numbers of matches rapidly, whilst men only slowly accumulate matches. Most notably, our results indicate that a little effort in grooming profiles, especially for male users, goes a long way in attracting attention.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2016 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining, ASONAM 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages461-466
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509028467
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Nov 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event2016 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining, ASONAM 2016 - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 18 Aug 201621 Aug 2016

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Other2016 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining, ASONAM 2016
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period18/8/1621/8/16

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  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Communication

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Tyson, G., Perta, V. C., Haddadi, H., & Seto, M. C. (2016). A first look at user activity on tinder. In Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining, ASONAM 2016 (pp. 461-466). [7752275] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ASONAM.2016.7752275

A first look at user activity on tinder. / Tyson, Gareth; Perta, Vasile C.; Haddadi, Hamed; Seto, Michael C.

Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining, ASONAM 2016. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2016. p. 461-466 7752275.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Tyson, G, Perta, VC, Haddadi, H & Seto, MC 2016, A first look at user activity on tinder. in Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining, ASONAM 2016., 7752275, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 461-466, 2016 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining, ASONAM 2016, San Francisco, United States, 18/8/16. https://doi.org/10.1109/ASONAM.2016.7752275
Tyson G, Perta VC, Haddadi H, Seto MC. A first look at user activity on tinder. In Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining, ASONAM 2016. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2016. p. 461-466. 7752275 https://doi.org/10.1109/ASONAM.2016.7752275
Tyson, Gareth ; Perta, Vasile C. ; Haddadi, Hamed ; Seto, Michael C. / A first look at user activity on tinder. Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining, ASONAM 2016. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2016. pp. 461-466
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