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Tinder Users Are Changing Their Locations To Try To Match With Olympians

Tinder has a function that allows users to "passport" their location in order to connect with people all over the world, or at least hook up with strangers while traveling abroad. Hey, what happens at the youth hostel stays at the youth hostel! Now people are using the function to swipe on international athletes at the Olympic Village in South Korea. You know, back in my day if you wanted to be a groupie you had to hang around the back door and hope the celebrity came out. Not that I ever did that. Not even for Billy Idol in 1985.

Tinder is releasing data that there is a 1850% increase in Tinder Passport users at the Olympic Villages. And folks aren't being that picky about which athlete they want to connect with. Anyone will do. According to Tinder there is a 565% rise in right swipes and a 644% increase in suitable matches.

 These are the top countries hoping to find love with professional athletes:

  1. USA
  2. Sweden
  3. UK 
  4. Canada
  5. Switzerland
  6. Germany
  7. France
  8. Australia
  9. Netherlands
  10. Argentina

People are definitely into it:

Get down with your bad self, Alex B, but remember: safety first!

Lizzie B was a bit concerned no one was writing about this:

We're on it Lizzie B. And remember, people: if you do hook up with an Olympian, they probably won't want to lounge around all day taking selfies. 

H/T: Mashable