Finding love is hard, and if you’re looking for it online, you’re familiar with the process of swiping away on profiles to pick the ones that seem the most appealing to you.
But no matter who you are and where you live, chances are you would jump at the chance to connect with someone famous, say, perhaps, an Olympian.
According to the dating app Tinder, that’s exactly what people are doing. Folks around the world who pay for the app’s premium services are using the “Passport” feature to change their locations to Pyeongchang, hoping to match with Olympic athletes staying in the Olympic villages.
Tinder released some eye-opening statistics: “Passporting” has increased 1850%, the overall use of the app in Olympic Villages has surged 348%, and there has been 644% increase in matches.
Thrillist also reports that right-swipes have increased 565%.
Tinder also ranked who is “Passporting” the most by country: the United States came in first place, followed by Sweden and the United Kingdom.
Of course, this doesn’t come as a surprise to many: it’s well-known that there’s more than just athletic competitions happening during the Olympics! This just proves that you don’t need to fork out the cash to buy a plane ticket if you want to connect with a famous athlete on the other side of the world.
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