Trending News: The U.S. Is Winning At The World Cup (On Tinder)
Long Story Short
The U.S. might not be playing at the World Cup, but plenty of Americans are busy playing from home.
When big international events come around, there’s always talk about Tinder matches among athletes, but what about the fans? The Olympics and World Cup can be an opportunity to meet the [insert country] woman/man of your dreams — and you don’t even need to go to the event.
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The Passport feature on Tinder Plus lets users swipe right (or left) on people without actually being nearby. So if you’re in, say, Seattle, you could swipe right on someone in Sochi. And that’s exactly what Americans are doing.
Tinder has found a 22% increase in Passport users at the World Cup, and the #1 country using the function is the U.S. of A.
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After that, it’s the U.K., Germany, Spain, France and Brazil.
In total, matches at the World Cup are up 66% and there’s a 42% increase in right swipes.
Dang, it sounds like some people are real thirsty in Russia, and I’m not talking about the vodka.
If you’re swiping at the World Cup, or from anywhere else, here are some Tinder conversation starters to help you shoot your shot.
Own The Conversation
Ask The Big Question
Will these overseas matches lead to in-person relationships?
Drop This Fact
Chances are, there’s a lot of Gatsbying going on at the World Cup — the latest dating trend that we all do.