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Survey: Tinder users looking for more than just a hookup

Posted at 11:07 AM, Apr 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-23 14:07:49-04

(KGTV)--Have you been looking for love in all the wrong places? Then the dating app Tinder wants you to give it a try. 

Yes, that Tinder. 

Whether the reputation is earned or not, the folks at Tinder are fighting back against its notoriety as a conduit for casual flings and hookups with survey results.

The Modern Dating Myths survey captured responses from more than 9,000 men and woman in the U.S. comparing and contrasting their dating habits on and offline. 

"Over the past five years dating apps like Tinder have played such a significant role in connecting people for the long term," said Twitter's in-house sociologist Jess Carbino. "While hesitation to use Tinder might stem from negative preconceived notions, we've actually proved that singles will find just as much, if not more, success using dating apps than dating solely offline." 

Some startling stats were uncovered in the survey: 

  • 80 percent of Tinder users want long-term relationships
  • 82 percent of men on Tinder believe fidelity is important compared to 71 percent of offline daters

So, here's some tips for a successful swipe:

  • The top three things Tinder users care about most are your photo, your education and your age
  • Don't wear a hat, it diminishes your eyes
  • Don't wear glasses; you're 15 percent less likely to be swiped right on 
  • Do smile; you'll increase the likelihood of being swiped right on by 14 percent

Happy swiping!

Sandy Coronilla is a KGTV digital producer. Follow her @10NewsSandy