He also admits that “no-strings attached sex is definitely one of the main reasons why [he] uses Tinder”, especially as someone who is not looking for a serious relationship.
As overseas students studying abroad, they’re consistently coming and going each semester which means a stable relationship mightn’t be an option.
While many international students may commit to making a long distance relationship work, others are exploring their sexuality through common dating and social apps like Tinder and Grindr.
But why are these apps so popular among international students? Ecuadorian international student Javier likes to spend time on Tinder whenever he gets to take a break from assignments.
The ease of casual sex or a nice date with a stranger means that commitment is never an issue.
More than 40 percent of overseas Chinese now say it's okay to date two or more people at the same time before establishing a relationship - clashing with traditional Chinese norms.
It’s not clear how Zhinu and Niulang - the mythological weaver and cow herder for whom the Double Seventh Festival is celebrated - might react to these poll results.