Tinder Statistics: A Deep Dive Into User Demographics

By Benjamin Jorgensen / September 16, 2022

This is the most comprehensive statistical mapping of Tinder Demographics ever done.

In this study we cover everything from age and gender ratios, geographical differences (down to the very city), and cover what purpose tinder users have on the app. Are they primarily looking for hookups or long-term relationships?

If you are looking to dissect the Tinder user database, then this study is for you!

Methodology: Over 2000 research hours went into creating the data behind this Tinder Statistics study that focuses narrowly on the Tinder demographics and used 313,300,981 data points to determine precise demographical insights.

Tinder Key Statistics

  • Tinder has 81 million active users, while 243 million people have tried the app.
  • 27% of adults in the US are actively using Tinder or have so in the past.
  • Tinder users spend on average 530 hours every year on the app (8.3% of total waking hours).
  • Less than 50% of Tinder users in Europe identify as male (65% of US tinder users Identify as male)
  • 95.5% of Tinders revenue is generated from male users (9.2 million paying male users)
  • The average female on Tinder gets 1003 matches a year (2.75 matches per day).
  • Women Swipe right on every 13th profile (8%), while men swipe right to every second profile (46%).
  • The average height of men based on their tinder bio is 6.1 ft. (average US height is 5.9 ft.).
  • 20% of Tinder users earn over $100k a year.
  • Hispanics are the most likely ethnicity to join tinder (37% have tried the app at one point – twice as likely as whites).

Usage in total

To set the baseline our research showed some baseline numbers. Before we dive into the specifics these are the up to date numbers on Tinder Usage:

  • Tinder has 81 million active users.
  • Tinder has 19.8 million active users in the US alone (24% of all active users on Tinder).
  • 27% of adults in the US are actively using Tinder or have so in the past.
  • Tinder is available in 197 countries, has been downloaded more than 510 million times resulting in over 83 billion matches.
  • Tinder had 3.6 million downloads in August 2022 alone.

Gender

Most people know tat both Tinder, and other dating apps, often have a gender imbalance.

Depending on which country you look at this imbalance is more or less pronounced.

  • One in four people on Tinder are male worldwide.
  • Less than 50% of Tinder users in Europe are male (only 49% of Tinder users identify as male in Europe).
tinder gender imbalance for regions and countries, europe US, UK, India, Worldwide

An even more interesting perspective, is not just that the data shows a gender imbalance across most regional areas for Tinder, but especially the gender gap when looking at paying users.

Gender Gap in paying users on Tinder

Our analysis showed that men are 22 times more likely to pay for Tinder.

Tinder made $1.6 billion in revenue (2021) from 9.6 million paying users.

  • Only 4.5% of paying Tinder users are female.
  • 95.5% of Tinders revenue is generated from male users (9.2 million paying male users).
tinder gender imbalance on active users and paying users

Maybe it has something to do with the fact, that the number of matches a male user can expect to get on Tinder is much lower than for female users.

Swiping and Matching on Tinder, by gender

Knowing that 96% of Tinders revenue come from male users, and their subscriptions are tailored for users to get better chances of finding matches, it is no surprise that:

  • The average female on Tinder gets 1003 matches a year (2.75 matches per day).
  • The average male on Tinder gets just 401 matches in a year (1.1 matches per day).

And that is actually despite the fact that:

  • Women swipe right on Tinder on average 8% of the time, every 13th guy*.
  • Men swipe right on Tinder to every second girl (46% of the time)*.

Tabulating the above numbers with the average number of swipes per gender, 34 swipes per day for men, and 12 swipes per day for women means that:

  • Women get a match on Tinder for every 4 swipes right (25% success rate).
  • Men get a match on Tinder for every 31 swipes right (3.2% success rate).

swiping and matching on tinder by age do men or women get more matches likes and what gender swipes right more
*In the dataset any swiping percentages over 100% for an average of 20 consecutive swipes was classified as either ‘bot’ or ‘inattentive swiper’, and therefore excluded from the statistic.

Time spent on Tinder by gender

The average tinder user logs into Tinder 11 times a day, and spends on average 7 minutes and 50 seconds per day on the app.

This is 1 hour and 30 minutes per day, and 530 hours a year, meaning that of the around 6,000 awake hours per year the average tinder user spends 8.3% of their time swiping on the app.

Men

  • Men spend on average 7 minutes and 12 seconds per login to Tinder.
  • Men logs into Tinder on average 12 times a day.
  • Men spend on average 1 hour and 33 minutes on Tinder per day.
  • In a year the average man will have spent 548 hours on Tinder.

Women

  • Women spend an average of 8 minutes and 30 seconds per login to Tinder.
  • Women logs into Tinder on average 10 times a day.
  • Women spend on average 1 hour and 25 minutes on Tinder per day.
  • In a year the average woman on Tinder will have spent 517 hours swiping.

Tinder fun facts revolving around gender:

  • Male profiles on Tinder are 21% more likely to be fake compared to female profiles.
  • Men meet with 2 out of every 100 matches, women meet with 1.7% of matches.
  • Women are more likely to mention tattoos, hair, and piercings in their Tinder bio compared to men.
  • Men are more likely to mention job, athleticism, and ambition in their Tinder bio compared to women.
  • Men are 83% more likely to mention height in their Tinder bio compared to women.
  • The average height of men based on their tinder bio is 6.1 ft., while the average US height is 5.9 ft. for men.

Age

Looking at how Tinder appeals to different age group surprised us, as we thought this was a youthful app that knew how to cater to 20 year olds and younger. However, the data showed us something different:

  • Tinder is most popular among 30-44 year olds
  • 10% of 30-44 year olds are currently on tinder and 30% have used it previously.
tinder activity and usage  by age demographic

AgeYes, I am currently using TinderYes, I have used Tinder in the past but am not currently using one nowNo, I have never used TinderTotal N
Total:6% (131)21% (471)73% (1598)2,200
18-298% (41)28% (135)64% (311)487
30-4410% (54)30% (156)60% (315)525
45-544% (13)19% (66)78% (275)354
55-644% (14)17% (69)79% (313)397
65+2% (8)10% (45)88% (383)436

Generations

If we choose to split age groups into another type of age-determined demographic – Generations – the same picture presents itself to us through the data:

tinder users by generations
  • Millenials are the most active users of tinder.
  • 40% of Millenials are currently using, or have previously used Tinder.
  • 46% of users on Tinder are Millenials.
GenerationYes, I am currently using TinderYes, I have used Tinder in the past but am not currently using one nowNo, I have never used TinderTotal N
Generation Z: Age 18-238% (24)27% (79)65% (188)291
Millennial: Age 24-3910% (60)30% (169)60% (340)569
Generation X: Age 40-555% (26)22% (120)73% (399)546
Boomers: Age 56-743% (21)13% (91)84% (581)692

Tinder facts about age:

  • The most common age listed on catfishing or fake profiles on Tinder is 36.
  • Tinder itself recently turned 10 years old – as it was founded in February 2012 under the name “Matchbox”.

Income and education

Almost 20% of Tinder users earn over $100k a year. Considering the relative young generation of users this is a surprising high amount of users that have a large income.

  • 19% of Tinder users earn over $100k a year.
  • 26% of Tinder users earn $50k-100k a year.
  • 55% of Tinder users earn under $50k a year.

Looking into education we find that:

  • 53% of Tinder users don’t have a college degree.
  • 28% of Tinder users have a Bachelors degree
  • 19% of Tinder users have a Post-graduate degree.

The average Tinder profile:

Bruce M. Davis

Bruce M Davis - The average Tinder profile
Name and picture was generated using fakepersongenerator.com and thispersondoesnotexist.com, and it is entirely fictional.
  • Male.
  • White.
  • 31 years old and a millennial.
  • Live in the US.
  • Earn $46,778 a year.
  • Doesn’t have a college degree.
  • Get 1.1 matches per day.
  • Spends 1 hour and 33 minutes on Tinder each day.
  • Says he’s 6.1 ft. in his bio, but is really 5.9 ft.
  • Owns a dog – that he also mentions in his bio.
  • Typically talks about previous athletic achievements and his future career.
  • Will go out with just 1 out of every 100 matches.

Ethnicity

  • 53% of Tinder users are White.
  • 23% of Tinder users are Hispanic.
  • 15% of Tinder users are African American.
  • 9% of Tinder users belong to other ethnic groups.

Hispanic are the most likely ethnicity to join Tinder.

Here are the percentages of each ethnic group who are currently on Tinder in the population:

  • 5% of Whites are on Tinder.
  • 11% of Hispanics are on Tinder.
  • 9% of African American are on Tinder.
  • 8% of other ethnic groups are on Tinder.

Transparent survey data on Tinder demographic

Apart from collecting records on user data and demographics from Tinder, we also collected survey data on a representable sample of 2,200 Americans. In an attempt to transparently present the dataset we have chose to tabulate it in the following table:

DemographicYes, I am currently using TinderYes, I have used Tinder in the past but am not currently using one nowNo, I have never used TinderTotal N
All6% (131)21% (471)73% (1598)2200
Gender: Male9% (92)23% (240)69% (730)1062
Gender: Female3% (39)20% (232)76% (867)1138
Age: 18-298% (41)28% (135)64% (311)487
Age: 30-4410% (54)30% (156)60% (315)525
Age: 45-544% (13)19% (66)78% (275)354
Age: 55-644% (14)17% (69)79% (313)397
Age: 65+2% (8)10% (45)88% (383)436
Generation Z: Age 18-238% (24)27% (79)65% (188)291
Millennial: Age 24-3910% (60)30% (169)60% (340)569
Generation X: Age 40-555% (26)22% (120)73% (399)546
Boomers: Age 56-743% (21)13% (91)84% (581)692
PID: Dem (no lean)7% (57)21% (176)72% (590)823
PID: Ind (no lean)4% (25)22% (141)74% (467)634
PID: Rep (no lean)7% (49)21% (154)73% (540)743
PID/Gender: Dem Men10% (39)24% (94)65% (249)382
PID/Gender: Dem Women4% (17)19% (82)77% (341)441
PID/Gender: Ind Men6% (17)22% (68)72% (222)306
PID/Gender: Ind Women3% (8)22% (74)75% (246)327
PID/Gender: Rep Men10% (36)21% (78)69% (259)373
PID/Gender: Rep Women4% (13)20% (76)76% (281)370
Ideo: Liberal (1-3)11% (67)24% (156)65% (414)637
Ideo: Moderate (4)2% (14)18% (100)80% (457)571
Ideo: Conservative (5-7)6% (46)22% (169)71% (537)752
Educ: < College5% (69)20% (297)76% (1146)1512
Educ: Bachelors degree8% (37)25% (111)67% (296)444
Educ: Post-grad10% (25)26% (64)64% (155)244
Income: Under 50k6% (71)22% (264)72% (857)1192
Income: 50k-100k5% (34)22% (157)73% (517)709
Income: 100k+8% (25)17% (50)75% (223)299
Ethnicity: White5% (90)21% (361)74% (1271)1722
Ethnicity: Hispanic11% (40)25% (88)64% (222)349
Ethnicity: Afr. Am.9% (25)23% (62)68% (187)274
Ethnicity: Other8% (16)23% (48)69% (140)204
All Christian6% (64)19% (197)74% (755)1016
All Non-Christian14% (16)31% (37)55% (65)118
Atheist9% (10)22% (25)68% (74)109
Agnostic/Nothing in particular4% (40)22% (213)74% (704)957
Religious Non-Protestant/Catholic12% (19)32% (48)56% (85)151
Evangelical5% (28)23% (134)72% (420)583
Non-Evangelical6% (42)18% (135)77% (582)759
Community: Urban8% (51)27% (166)65% (409)626
Community: Suburban5% (49)21% (211)74% (747)1007
Community: Rural5% (31)17% (93)78% (442)566
Employ: Private sector8% (51)24% (158)68% (438)648
Employ: Government12% (11)32% (31)56% (55)98
Employ: Self-Employment3% (5)28% (44)68% (106)155
Employ: Homemaker2% (3)12% (18)87% (134)155
Employ: Retired2% (12)12% (59)86% (438)509
Employ: Unemployed8% (24)23% (68)68% (199)291
Employ: Other8% (16)25% (51)66% (133)200
Military HH: Yes8% (27)20% (68)72% (248)343
Military HH: No6% (104)22% (403)73% (1350)1857
RD/WT: Right Direction8% (61)21% (165)72% (570)796
RD/WT: Wrong Track5% (70)22% (306)73% (1028)1404
Sports Fan6% (87)22% (316)72% (1049)1452