Tinder isn't just for hookups: 7 Other reasons women use it

Aug 19, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. ET
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When you think about Tinder, you think hookup app, right? Tinder is notoriously known for being the app that's destroying dating and creating a hookup culture. But that's not entirely true.

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Women recently revealed their reasons for using the app on a Reddit thread titled "Women who use tinder, what are you actually looking for?" Below are seven honest answers.

1. For love

Yes, there are some women out there who are genuinely looking for love and Tinder does have some success stories.

Reddit user Snowblower99 shared her story about unexpectedly finding love via Tinder — even if that wasn't her original intention.

women reveal why they really use Tinder

Another Reddit user shared similar sentiments.

women reveal why they really use Tinder, and sometimes it's for love

2. For a tour guide

Love's a great reason, but the app is useful for other things, too. Like meeting people in a foreign country.

Some women want to use Tinder to get a tour guide

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3. To learn new languages

Tinder is also apparently a very helpful tool when it comes to trying out your foreign language skills.

women use Tinder to learn new languages

4. For a little attention

When you've just had your heart broken or come out of a toxic relationship, Tinder can provide you with some much-needed distractions and endless hours of entertainment.

Women reveal why they really use Tinder

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5. To meet someone cool to hang out with

Who says you can't use Tinder just to make friends?

Women reveal they use Tinder to just hang out

6. To save time

Sometimes there's no time to go out and look for men in the local bar, shopping centre or sports club, so Tinder is a great option for those busy people who just have no time to connect.

women reveal why they really use Tinder

7. But some of us just really like swiping

women reveal the reasons they really use Tinder

Image credits: Reddit

What are the reasons you use Tinder? Let us know your answers in the comments below.