Study Shows 42% of Tinder Users Are Probably Cheaters

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The matches you find on Tinder are usually of dubious quality to begin with, but the situation could be even more dire than you originally feared. A recent study from GlobalWebIndex polled 47,000 users and revealed that 30% of those who spend their days swiping are married, while another 12% are in relationships. It's still an app ruled mainly by young folks, with 38% of users falling in the 16-24 bracket, and 45% aged 25-34. It may not be love at first swipe as you hoped, but at least your date is likely to be a tech-savvy, young adulterer.

So is humanity doomed? Or are locked down partners just browsing, engaging in a little wishful thinking? Or perhaps most optimistic: did they meet someone special and simply forget to delete the app? Who knows, but perhaps now more than ever, approach Tinder's siren-like red flame with caution.

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