This copy is for your personal non-commercial use only. While Olympic athletes are going for the gold, Tinder users around the globe are going for the match. But not just any match: a match with an Olympic athlete. Tinder allows people to swipe through potential dates. A number of people have set their sights on the athletes of the Olympic games; there has been a 1,per-cent increase in users changing their location to include South Korea, in the hope of matching with an Olympian. American users are changing their location the most, the dating app said, followed by Sweden, the U. Tinder Plus users, who pay a small fee to access additional features on the app, are able to change the locations available to them, and allow themselves to swipe across the globe. Health officials prepared for the arrival of the nearly 3, athletes by distributing a record number of condoms for the Winter Olympics.
Be my Olympic Valentine: Pyeongchang Winter Olympics becomes online dating hotspot
People say it all the time, nothing brings people together quite like the Olympics. You can say that again. The Olympic Village is a cool place. Most of the athletes are all staying there and when you get that many mostly young and in-shape people who are having the times of their lives, good times are bound to happen.
In this modern age with smart phones, they’re happening even more than normal.
Dating app usage first started spiking in , during the Sochi games, of the notable Olympic talent on Tinder that year, including American.
Olympic athletes at Tokyo that are searching for some Tinder fun might struggle to bonk in the new single beds. Cheeky competitors at the Winter Olympics used the dating app in a desperate attempt to bag themselves more than just a medal. At Pyeongchang in , the athletes had the pleasure of spreading themselves out in a roomy double bed at night. Images have revealed the basic living conditions for the competitors at the event in Tokyo, Japan.
They will have to make do with a single bed made from recycled cardboard, a small chest of drawers and a wardrobe. The craze of athletes using dating apps to escape the pressure of competition hit the headlines during the Rio games in Hook-ups among athletes have long been part of the Games but using their mobiles has made these flings a lot easier.
US Snowboarder Jamie Anderson Says Tinder Is ‘Next Level’ in Olympic Village
During the Olympics, the village is en fuego with burning skin from people swiping right like it was, well, an Olympic sport. Tinder has revealed exactly which athletes are getting the most attention. During the winter games, the folks getting the most right swipes are male bobsledders and female snowboarders. And the most right-swiped female athletes after snowboarders were alpine skiers, bobsledders, lugers and freestyle skiers.
Tinder said it has seen a percent increase of usage in the city of PyeongChang, compared to its usage in the area prior to the games. Tinder also reports that app users based in the United States, Sweden and Great Britain are trying the most to connect with Olympians in Pyeongchang.
Athletes increasingly are using apps like Tinder as they look to have fun During the London Olympics in , the popular gay dating app.
Paris unveiled its logo for the Olympic Games with the claim that it encapsulated three symbols at once — a flame, a medal and Marianne, the female personification of the French Republic. Critics, however, were quick to post their own interpretations, with many saying the logo looked as though it had been produced for a hairdressing salon. The organising committee said it was the first time that a female figure would be the symbol of the Games and that the design was intended to illustrate the inclusive ambitions of the Paris Olympics.
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Meet The Olympic Athletes Using Tinder at the 2018 Winter Games
When Paris unveiled its official logo for the Summer Olympics, it wasn’t expecting controversy. But that’s exactly what it got, as the design was widely described as a rehashed version of the flame from the Tinder dating app. For years, the tentative design was a multicolored Eiffel Tower that ruffled zero feathers. But the official design alludes to one of the most sacred French symbols, Marianne, the personification of the French Republic and its vaunted ideals of liberty, equality and fraternity.
Busts of Marianne are virtually everywhere here: in town halls, on postage stamps and even on certain euro coins that celebrate France.
Calling dating app Tinder an online meat market may be harsh, but it’s pretty close to the reality of things at the Olympic Village in Sochi, Russia right now.
The year-old, who now covers swimming events for the media, is said to have appeared on the app, which allows users to ‘swipe right’ if they like the look of the pictures provided. According to the Daily Star , Davies has been active on Tinder and has provided two photos – one from her stint on the Dancing On Ice series and another with fans at the London Olympics. The retired swimmer, who won Olympic silver at Moscow , has been married three times, her last of which came to an end in Community Shield: 28 mins.
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Tons of People Are Changing Their Tinder Locations to Match With Olympic Athletes
Over the past two days, the profiles of nearly 50 Olympic athletes from the globe, including the United States, Denmark, Germany, Norway and more, have been posted. Can you blame them?
Competitors and support staff have put their profiles on dating app Tinder, along with other visitors in South Korea for the Olympics.
Just ask American snowboarder Jamie Anderson, who recently admitted that all the Olympic athletes in her general vicinity made perusing Tinder on her phone an enticing, but ridiculously distracting activity. According to Nicole Eggenberger and Jennifer Peros of Us Weekly , the year-old California native became enamored with scrolling through her phone and checking out other athletes via the online dating application.
There are some cuties here. Tinder is among the fastest-growing dating apps, according to CNN Money. In other words, Tinder is just further encouraging an Olympic-hookup storm that would happen regardless. Judy Kuriansky. It’s a powerful concoction of chemicals. Anderson would not let chemicals—nor Tinder—be her downfall, however. She managed to win the gold in the first inaugural running of the slopestyle competition at the Winter Olympics on Sunday.
Be on the lookout, men. Anderson could be back on the grid and looking for Tinderonis any day now. Just remember: Tinderella has been to the mountaintop, and she has seen the highest heights the platform can deliver. So it might be time to stop skipping abs at the gym.
Athletes Are Getting Right In To Dating Apps In The Rio Olympic Village
A lesser known Olympic sport takes place at every Games, behind the scenes of network television and hordes of fans carrying signs and shotgunning beers. We’re talking about Olympians meeting each other and promptly hooking up. It’s a tradition almost as venerable as the ancient Games themselves, and apparently Tinder users across the globe are trying to cash in on the action. The switch enabled users to change their GPS location and swoop in on any dating scene in the world.
It’s almost an Olympic tradition for athletes to, um, get busy in the Olympic Village. Sochi doesn’t sound any different thanks to some help from.
Apparently watching the Winter Olympics on television will no longer suffice in making people feel at the very heart of the action. These days, people are changing their Tinder locations so they can swipe on athletes at the Olympic Villages in South Korea. According to Tinder data, there’s been a 1, percent increase in swipers “passporting” to the Olympic Villages, where the athletes are staying. Tinder Passport is a feature which allows users to change their location to connect with people anywhere in the world.
That means anyone with a Tinder Plus or Tinder Gold account can switch their location to Pyeongchang if they want in on some Olympic action. And, users in Pyeongchang are apparently “giving away right swipes like hotcakes.
Tinder dating app reports increased activity around Olympic athletes
Want to discuss? Please read our Commenting Policy first. TORONTO — When you mix intense pressure and excitement with a group of incredibly fit good-looking young athletes from all corners of the globe, sex is bound to happen. Throw in an app that has a reputation for helping people hook up and sex is definitely going to happen. It seems that athletes in the Olympic Village have taken a liking to Tinder — a dating app that suggests possible dates for the user based on their geographic location.
The app has gained a reputation as a hookup app, because the user picks their matches based solely on looks.
The dating app said on Wednesday that they have seen major spikes in usage at the Winter Olympics, since first gaining popularity in Sochi.
The new Olympics logo is supposed to evoke French history but has instead earned ridicule online for its apparent resemblance to a stereotypical Parisian woman. The design incorporates the art deco style in vogue the last time Paris hosted the Games in , depicting an Olympic flame within a gold medal. It also incorporates the lips and outline of Marianne, the personification of liberty and the French Republic since the revolution of — an addition that some mocked for adding an unnecessarily seductive character to the motif.
She hops on a vintage bicycle and pedals past the Eiffel Tower on her way to a cafe where she will sit and read Baudelaire with her fluffy white dog at her feet. Others compared the motif to the flame logo of dating app Tinder and suggested the silhouette of Marianne brought to mind the retro ‘Rachel’ hairstyle made popular by Jennifer Aniston in the sitcom Friends. She’s fashionably late for everything. She’ll make out with your husband at a party and then wonder why you’re mad,” said one Twitter user.
Parisians got their first glimpse of the new logo when it was unveiled at the French capital’s famous Grand Rex cinema on Monday. Subscribe Sign In.
Jamie Anderson: Dating app Tinder in Olympic Village ‘is next level’
Tinder, the dating app owned by Match Group Inc, has seen major spikes in usage at the Olympics since it caught on during the last Winter Games in Sochi in On Tinder, a swipe right signals interest in a prospective partner, as opposed to a left swipe, which passes over a person. Behind bobsled, the most right swiped male athletes on the app were ice hockey players, followed by snowboarders, alpine skiers and skeleton racers.
After snowboarding, the most right swiped female athletes were alpine skiers, bobsledders, lugers and freestyle skiers. Tinder said it has seen a percent increase in usage at Pyeongchang, compared to the usage of the app in the area before the Olympics began. It is not just athletes connecting with each other at the Games.
Athletes in the Olympic Village have taken a liking to Tinder – a dating app that suggests possible dates for the user based on their geographic.
During the last several Olympic Games, a ton of people have used dating apps in Olympic Village , the college campus-type area that houses the athletes. And to prepare for all the sex that may be had, free condoms were distributed, too. Regarding the Olympics in Sochi, Dr. She attended several Olympic Games, as well as toured the Olympic Villages.
There is stress, which causes tension, and anxiety and energy, and a massive outpouring of chemicals in the body — adrenaline and endorphins. As far as the dating apps themselves are concerned, Olympic athletes have talked about their popularity, too. There are some cuties on there. However, people do not seem to be deleting their apps in PyeongChang. Overall, so far, it has increased by percent, including a percent increase in swipe volume, a percent increase in right swipes, and a percent increase in matches leading up to the event.
Is anyone surprised? According to a Tinder spokesperson, there has been a 1, percent increase in Tinder users who are Passporting to the Olympic Villages. Meaning, if someone is using Tinder outside of PyeongChang, like in Chicago, they can change their location on the app and swipe and match with people at the Olympics, athletes included — but to use the Passport feature, you need Tinder Plus or Tinder Gold. Speaking of which So if you want to match with an Olympic athlete from home, now is your chance — just make sure you have Tinder Gold, too.