Tinder disputes the statistics, telling they did their own study and found that just 1.7 percent of users were married.
However, they wouldn't detail how they conducted the survey, and Global Web Index stands behind its research, saying their firm talked to 47,622 Internet users around the world.
's article on "Tinder and the Dawn of the Dating Apocalypse" came out and almost shut the Internet down with gems like, "It's like ordering Seamless.
But you're ordering a person." Married people were feeling all smug and relieved until they got to the part about how many people on Tinder are not actually single: Global Web Index found that a full 30 percent of Tinder users are married, 12 percent are in a relationship, and the majority of those dishonest users are men.
Whether it's a scandal involving a two-timing politician or the latest celebrity break-up, the media always manages to pick up on the scoop.
Dating while going through a divorce can have a number of negative effects on the divorce proceedings, both in court and emotionally.
Additionally, while every state is now a no-fault divorce state, marital misconduct can still be considered in some situations.
“The weak person wants both the stability of their spouse, plus the excitement of the affair,” says Laurie Puhn, a private practice divorce law and mediation attorney from Manhattan as well as the author of Instant Persuasion: How to Change Your Words to Change Your Life.
According to Puhn, this weakness can carry into the new relationship if not dealt with after the split.