Rewards of online dating
Figures from the Pew Research Centre show that since 2013 the number of 55-64 year olds using the internet to find a partner has doubled, and for 18-24 year olds the number has nearly tripled.
There are many advantages of online dating, such as a wider network of potential romantic partners and the opportunity to engage in social interactions with less discomfort.
In our study, 357 adults from across Australia with experience of Tinder completed an online questionnaire that assessed their personality traits and behaviour on the dating app.
Considering the easy and free access to Tinder (although there is a paid Tinder Plus option too), this would certainly satisfy the dysfunctional impulse of the troll, on contrast to paid sites such as e Harmony.The behaviour of trolling can vary by context, as shown by other internet platforms such as online gaming or Facebook.Some trolls are trolling for the "lulz" (laughs); other trolls have a far more malevolent agenda.Previous studies on trolling behaviours show that men troll more than women in online forums, gaming and even Facebook.It's unclear at the moment as to why women are engaging in similar amounts of trolling behaviours as men are on Tinder.