Tinder usage soars 348 percent at the Olympic Villages during the Olympic Winter Games

Tinder usage soars 348 percent at the Olympic Villages during the Olympic Winter Games

Olympic-gold snowboarder Jamie Anderson confesses she and the other female athletes are checking out “a lot of cuties” in Sochi with the dating app Tinder, according to US magazine. The year-old from Lake Tahoe, Calif. In the mountain village it’s all athletes. It’s hilarious. There are some cuties on there. But, she warns, the preoccupation with Tinder can be “way too distracting,” so she deleted her account. And it seems to have paid off.

Single U.S. athletes admit Tinder has turned Sochi into ‘a dating game’

Olympian Rebecca Torr really does want the full games experience. The New Zealand snowboarder has been tweeting how she is desperate to find love at Sochi, using the dating app Tinder. She has since tweeted that “tinder is on form here in Sochi hahahaha,” and, after failing to get into the semi finals of her slope-style event, said , “Okay since I looked it real bad, what kind of Olympic scandals should I get up to?

The Olympians have been in Sochi for about a week now, and things are starting to heat up. No we’re not just talking about the competition.

The dating app Tinder is all the rage in the Olympic Village in Sochi. If they’re not actually using it to find dates, it’s at least become a running joke among the international contingent of snowboarders. It’s all athletes! In the mountain village it’s all athletes. It’s hilarious. There are some cuties on there. Tinder connects to Facebook profiles and offers matches based on proximity.

The only details users see are a few photos, mutual friends, mutual interests, and an optional one-line bio. Users swipe left to say “no” and swipe right to say “yes” to a match. If both people say they’re interested, an alert pops up, and they have the option to send a message. Earlier in these Olympics, New Zealand snowboarder Rebecca Torr created a media storm when she tweeted that “It seems so far that not many Olympians use tinder Just wanna match with the Jamaican bobsled team.

As Torr left Sochi on Thursday, fellow snowboarder Stefi Luxton jokingly posted a photo of Torr on her phone at the airport, writing, “One last tinder before she leaves Sochi. Her focus paid off: Anderson took home the gold in women’s slopestyle on Feb.

Tinder all the rage in Sochi Olympic Village, say snowboarders

The subject who is truly loyal to the Chief Magistrate will neither advise nor submit to arbitrary measures. Gold medalist in the women’s snowboard slopestyle Jamie Anderson of the United States smiles during the medals ceremony at the Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. This article was published more than 6 years ago.

U.S. snowboarder Jamie Anderson said she and her fellow Olympic athletes in Sochi are big fans of Tinder, the mobile dating app that helps.

As the Winter Games are set to draw to a close, it seems that sport isn’t the only thing on athletes’ minds with some looking to hook up with fellow Olympians. Swiping right on Tinder means the user is interested in the person whose profile they are looking at. A Tinder spokeswoman said: “Every Olympics we hear that Tinder is ‘on fire’ in the villages and we notice our usage increase significantly when people from around the world gather for an event.

Olympians staying in the athletes’ village have also been given free access to Tinder’s “gold” tier during the Games, allowing them to see who has already liked them before swiping right. They can also revoke swipes, and have access to Tinder Passport, which allows them to connect with users located anywhere in the world. Tinder first caught on among Olympic athletes during the Games in Sochi and, since then, it has become an important tool for those seeking to enjoy a different type of “performance” between winning medals.

Everyone’s meeting people and trying to hook up with someone”. According to Slate, there were 8, condoms given to athletes at the Seoul Olympics, 90, in Barcelona and 15, for Atlanta in Organisers at the Sydney Games ordered 70, but had to get a further 20, when they ran out. Durex donated , condoms for the Games in Athens, Beijing in had , and the London Olympics in had around , In in Rio, a Brazilian newspaper reported that a record-breaking , condoms were given to athletes, about 40 per person.

In Pyeongchang, it is reportedly about 38 per person. As the athletes come to the end of the day competition, the pressure is off and the closing parties are beginning, along with the associated hook-ups. Tinder says that, for those looking for a man, top of the list are bobsledders, ice hockey players, snowboarders, alpine skiers and skeleton racers.

Olympians Turn to Tinder for Olympic Village Trysts

Even though Olympians travel far and wide to compete for a gold medal or two, it’s no surprise living in facilities with some of the world’s hottest athletes leads to hookups in the Olympic village. Several athletes are turning to location-based dating app Tinder to browse and rate their neighbours. Twenty-three-year-old American snowboarder Jamie Anderson told US Weekly, she and her fellow female athletes like to “play matchmaker” and look for cuties staying in Sochi.

Anderson added she found Tinder in Sochi so distracting, she had to close her account to focus on the Games.

The Winter Olympics, officially called the XXII Olympic Winter Games (​French: Les XXIIes All the new sites and post offices in Sochi were opened during the Olympics until late night 7 days a week, and employees were A total of twelve new events were contested, making it the largest Winter Olympics to date.

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.

T.J. Oshie ‘honored’ with fake profile on Olympic athlete hookup app Tinder

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.

US Snowboarder Jamie Anderson Says Tinder Is ‘Next Level’ in Olympic Village Dating app usage first started spiking tinder, during the Sochi games.

It’s all snow and ice at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, but that doesn’t mean things aren’t getting steamy. American Jamie Anderson, who took home the gold medal in this year’s slopestyle snowboarding event, told Us Weekly that the dating app Tinder “is next level” for athletes in the Olympic Village. In other words, the app is extra popular right now in Sochi. Tinder is a dating app with a reputation for being a hook-up app that allows users to find each other and quickly meet.

Users are connected to chat after they each approve the other’s profile picture. It’s all athletes! In the mountain village it’s all athletes. It’s hilarious. There are some cuties on there. Anderson eventually had to remind herself, however, to focus on the real prize and put her love life on hold. The Olympic Village has long been identified as a place overflowing with sexual tension considering it brings together mostly young, fit, stressed out athletes from all over the world in one place.

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There’s no denying Olympic athletes work hard while competing. And according to gold medalist Jamie Anderson, they like to play just as hard in their downtime. Anderson, who won gold in the Women’s Slopestyle on Sunday Feb.

The Olympic village has been known as a hot spot for athlete hookups, and now it’s become easier than ever. Jamie Anderson, the gold.

By Natalie O’Neill. Romance-starved athletes at the Winter Olympics are hitting up the dating app Tinder for some off-the-slopes action while stuck in the sleepy section of Sochi, pro athletes said. The pretty year-old admits she had to reign-in her use of the app, which uses GPS to connect singles with people nearby, she said. Read Next. Celebs turn out to honor French president at White House. This story has been shared 14, times. This story has been shared 11, times.

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Sochi Olympics: Olympians using social media app Tinder for hookups

T uesday the internet erupted in a wave of Sochi shock that had nothing to do with dangerous half pipes , packs of wild dogs , or atrocious hotel accommodations. This is completely unexpected. Tinder-gate of Sochi is just the most recent round of faux-surprise that Olympians might, in fact, be having sex. And judging by the florid prose in the dispatches below, the journalists seem to be pretty overheated as well.

Twenty-eight hundred athletes, all right-swiping their way towards the biggest orgy on earth. Set location to: Sochi Olympic Village.

Does the assertion that this tracksuit-clad quartet is Amazonian and sexy detract from their skill as world-class athletes? The Winter Olympics has been a revelation. The snowboarding, skiing and the like have acquainted us, once again, with the joys that are to be had watching people slide and skid towards a three-tiered podium. This is the frictionless Olympics. Subscription Notification. We have noticed that there is an issue with your subscription billing details.

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