While at the beginning of the Rio Olympics 2016, Tinder had revealed that in the first weekend of the international games, profile matches in the Olympic Village more than doubled. Now with the conclusion of Olympics, the online dating app has shared some interesting statistics such as which sports were the most desirable and right-swiped from the Olympics 2016. Also Read - Tinder could now block your ex, office colleagues, relatives before you start swipingAlso Read - Tinder could let users run a background check on their dates soon
Surprisingly, while swimmers were leading the Google and Facebook searches throughout the two weeks of Olympics, tennis Olympians was trending on Tinder. According to the stats, male tennis category received the most right swipes, which was followed by weightlifting, gymnastics, judo, shooting and boxing. On the other hand, women table tennis got the most right-swipe attention, which was followed by field hockey, rowing, weightlifting, rugby and swimming. Also Read - Tinder's in-app interactive adventure series 'Swipe Night' coming to India next month
Basically, any Tinder user in the Olympic village and around, who had listed these popular sports in their bio were receiving the most right swipes (even if they weren t Olympians). So if I were at Rio De Janiero, and I had listed myself as a table tennis player, in all probabilities, I would have received a handful of right swipes. Which also means, the statistics presented includes the people on Tinder who have probably molded lies about the athletic interests in their bios.
In just one week, Tinder saw an 129 percent increase in matches at the Olympics village. At the same time Rio also became the most popular place in the world to swipe using Tinder s Passport feature with Rio visits increasing by 211 percent during the same time. And the daily active user on Tinder in Rio De Janeiro rose by over 64 percent. Also read: Tokyo Olympics 2020 may have medals made from recycled smartphones
Not just Tinder, other social media platform also saw increased interactions and buzz during the two weeks of Rio Olympics 2016. According to the stats by Facebook, over 277 million people had 1.5 billion interactions related to the event, making Olympics 2016 one of the most social and interactive sporting events. According to Google, swimming was the top searched event at the Olympic games across the globe whereas the most-searched Olympic sport during the 2016 Rio Olympics in India was Badminton. Also read: Rio Olympics 2016 became one of the most social and interactive sporting events ever
In popularity, US swimmer Michael Phelps was the most talked-about athlete during Rio Olympics 2016, reported Facebook. According to Google, Michael Phelps also became the most searched swimmer of all time during these Olympic games.
The Olympics 2016 saw the whole world coming together, rooting for their countries and favorite athletes. Even though somewhat virtually, on social media platforms, but the games successfully brought the world together in the true sense.