Tinder users should be aware of the potential risks, and the benefits this app would offer to the internet troll.
Results of our study show that internet trolls may troll as a dysfunctional impulse, and cost-free dating apps may offer the perfect opportunity to do it.
The behaviour of trolling can vary by context, as shown by other internet platforms such as online gaming or Facebook.
It's unclear at the moment as to why women are engaging in similar amounts of trolling behaviours as men are on Tinder.
One possibility is that women are engaging in higher rates of trolling.
Some trolls are trolling for the "lulz" (laughs); other trolls have a far more malevolent agenda.
Women may be just as likely (or perhaps, in some cases, even more so) than men to troll, but it depends on the context in which this behaviour is being explored. Unfortunately trolling is a particularly pervasive behaviour online and it seems that there are few places to hide.