The survey, conducted by college jobs startup Way Up (formerly Campus Job), asked college students about their dating habits.Students claim they aren't using Tinder -- or the other dating apps -- to date. But is it possible students are also using Tinder not for sex but to find friends? There’s certainly reason to be skeptical, experts say, but there might be a kernel of truth there.More than half of college students in a recent survey said they were using Tinder and other dating apps (but mostly Tinder) to find friends, not hookups. “That seems a little bit of a stretch,” said Aditi Paul, a Ph. candidate at Michigan State University whose research has found online daters tend to break up faster and more often and are less likely to end up married than their off-line counterparts."I think people use [Tinder] for random hookups rather than [finding] friends -- but say it's for 'friends' so they aren't judged," she told CNNMoney.
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, says 50% of its users are in the college age group -- 18-24.
Sydney Mastrandrea, a sophomore at the University of Miami, said the fact that students say they use the app to find friends likely isn't the whole truth.
Tinder, on the other hand, only recently rolled out its Tinder Plus premium service in a bid to start monetizing the app.
Those paying for the service likely aren't college students, though.
I’ve managed to cobble together a wonderful group of people who have helped me navigate my 20s over countless beers at many happy hours – but making friends just isn’t as easy as an adult as it was in college or high school.