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By Liana B. 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.
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As the Olympics enters its final hours and athletes feel the pressure ease off, many will celebrate together 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.
Media Ethics. Download Full Report. In a world where LGBTQ people still often lack full protection and equal rights, it can be a challenge for someone to be public about their sexuality. Some have taken to dating apps such as Grindr, Tinder, and Bumble, which allow for a more secure way for people to chat and potentially meetup outside of cyberspace.