Hope springs eternal

A shocking number of users believe they’ll find the love of their life on Grindr

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A new study shows that Grindr has more appeal to users beyond just sex. More than half of those who use the app believe they can find true love.

The study results, released by online surveyor Compare The Market, found that 84% of Grindr users have fallen in love with someone they met on the app, and a full 56.5% believe they can find the love of their life on the smartphone program.

(In a revealing twist, 81% of queer women who use a similar app, HER, said they had also fallen in love with someone they met there.)

On the other hand, the study also revealed some 25% of dating app users see it as a game rather than a means to make a meaningful connection.

Moreover, 91% of users of the website Ashley Madison–a site aimed at attracting married or committed men to find a mistress–said they’d fallen in love with someone from the site. We’re guessing that probably caused relationship issues at some point. That number also corresponds exactly to the number of respondents who said they had a bad experience using the app.

Those online dating horror stories translated to Grindr users as well, where users reported complaints ranging from having a boring date to meeting someone that was married to people looking nothing like their profile photos.

Perhaps it shouldn’t surprise then that respondents’ biggest complaint was that 41% said they’d encountered someone who was dishonest on their dating profile.

In other words, dating in the smartphone era hasn’t gotten any easier.

Related: An entire nation just shut off Grindr