Athletes from USA, Sweden and Great Britain are the most likely to turn to Tinder while killing time when they’re not competing.
According to the popular dating app, there’s been a huge surge in people looking for love in Pyeongchong since the Games began on February 8th.
GB is currently sitting in 16th place in the Winter Olympics medal table – but is scoring much higher in the league of looking for love, it seems.
According to dating app Tinder, British athletes are among the most likely to be searching for a little romance in-between events – but find themselves eclipsed in number by Sweden – in second place – and Team USA, which tops the medal table for social media romance.
Love in a cold climate! Tinder says athletes from the US, Sweden and Great Britain are amongst the heaviest users of the dating app since the Games began in South Korea
Team GB’s luge star Rupert Staudinger, 20, appears to be one of the romantic hopefuls looking for love on the popular dating app
…but the gold medal for Tinder use goes to Team USA. According to Tinder, America tops the looking for love league. US snowboarding star Arielle Gold, 21, is just one of Team USA’s athletes who’ve taken advantage of being given Tinder for free
US Nordic skiier Jasper Good, 21, has been spotted on the dating app, which says its seen a huge rise – 644 per cent – in the number of matches since the Games kicked off
There has been a dramatic increase in ‘passporting’ – where users set their location to meet people nearby – since the Games began in Pyeongchang, with plenty of American athletes clearly more than happy to switch their location a little further east if it helps their quest for coupling up.
Tinder says it has recorded a 348 per cent increase in the use of the app in the Olympic Village since the games began on February 8th.
According to the app, there has been a 565 per cent increase in users swiping right and a 644 per cent increase in ‘matches’ – where potential love matches actually agree to meet.
All athletes in the Olympic Village has been given free access to the dating app’s premium Tinder Gold service – and many are clearly enjoying using it.
Indeed, some of the world’s finest winter athletes have been cropping up on the popular dating app, if a new Instagram page is to be believed.
Would you swipe right? Photos of Canadian luge star Brooke Apshkrum appear to have cropped up on the site – although the athlete actual age is 18
Stunning US snowboarder Jessika Jenson, 26, has made an appearance on Tinder. It comes just days after it was revealed that organisers are handing out a record number of condoms
US skier Wiley Maple, 27, appears to be looking for love on the dating app after images of him cycling shirtless holding a sledgehammer emerged online
Their profiles had been collated on @tinderpyeongchang, which was documenting dozens of ski jumpers, figure skaters and snowboarders on the hunt for a date in the athletes’ living quarters – but appears now to have been closed down.
The page, which posted around 40 profiles, included athletes from Great Britain, Argentina and Denmark. Team GB’s luge star Rupert Staudinger, 20, is one of the romantic hopefuls looking for love on the app.
Danish skier Laila Friis Salling, 32, appears to be looking for a date on Tinder according to @tinderpyeongchang , which is documenting athletes on the hunt for a date
Stunning Norwegian freestyle skier Hedvig Wessel appears to be looking for love on the app. The page, which has posted 40 profiles so far, includes profiles from Great Britain
Belgian bobsleigh star Elfje Willemsen, 33, has also made an appearance on the popular dating app according to Instagram page Tinder Pyeongchang
American skeleton racer John Daly has confessed that U.S. athletes have used the app at past Games.
He said: ‘It happens. Incredibly good-looking athletes, perfect bodies, tight spandex. Of course there’s going to be some hooking up. Would you expect anything else?’
While athletes are officially banned from having sex with rival competitors, it doesn’t seem to be putting anyone off.
A total of 100,000 condoms were available at the 2010 Vancouver and 2014 Sochi Games, but during the summer Olympics at Rio 450,000 condoms were available.