Tinder spokeswoman Rosette Pambakian said usage has skyrocketed in Rio de Janeiro.
Matches in the Olympic Village increased by 129 percent over the weekend, and the company expects that trend to continue, she said.
Rio has become a feeding ground for swiping left and right on mobile apps such as Tinder, Bumble, and Happn. In the AP piece, I was quoted as saying: "The Olympics is a very sexually charged time," said Julie Spira, an online and mobile dating expert." Young athletes and attendees have been using dating apps heavily in prior Olympics, but now the popularity of an app like Tinder continues to grow and grow." According to the Houston Chronicle, Instagram is getting flooded with pictures from the Olympics of Tinder and other apps.
This should come as no surprise, as during idle moments, using a location-based dating app can connect you almost instantly with someone for anything from friendship to love or hooking up. Happn, another location mobile app, reports that Brazil ranks #1 for singles competing for crushes, followed by the USA then Argentina.
Add in the fact that a vacation romance or rendezvous is uber sexy, and can add a bit of heat to the moment. You might see a bouquet of athletes, starlets, or everyday sports fans, but if you'd like someone to keep you warm at night or just want to look at hot profiles, keep swiping.David did not have an Irresistible Profile, not even...[Read more] Meet Steven and Melissa who met offline, but quickly fell in love and started seeing each other almost every day.More often-than-not, they'd ask why I chose the name, if I went to music school and what my favorite song was to play on the piano.By creating this fun and flirty screen name, it made it easy for someone to start a conversation.