Most people would say to just download it and try it out for yourself simply because it’s free. It’s a good argument, but ignores some of the nuance of the question.
For instance, can you actually find someone compatible for a long term relationship? Is the app really only for hookups? Is it as trashy as most people say it is?
As a short summary to the rest of the article, Tinder has many, many people on it that use the app in many different ways. Some want only hookups. Others only relationships. Others are undecided and would like both. In quite a few cases, you’re likely to find couples who just want to spice up their own love lives.
To really get the most out of Tinder, you’ll need to be patient and give yourself some time to figure it out.