Tinder Usage Is Threw The Roof In Russia During The World Cup
Even as a heterosexual man I would be very tempted to swipe right if I came across either Herve Renard or Isco on Tinder and apparently there is a chance with swiping in Russia at an all time high during the World Cup.
So far in the World Cup we've all had a great time enjoying three games a day, which will be over after Sunday, and the timings of the games means there's never too long to wait between them.
The first game finishes around 3pm and then there's a bit of time between one programme finishing wrapping up the first game and the next programme building up to the next game starting.
But what to do in that short time? Turn over to Sky Sports news as they desperately try to remain relevant during the tournament? Perhaps watch Queens, the cricket or rugby when it's on? Or what about getting yourself onto Tinder.
That it seems is exactly what everyone in Russia is doing during the World Cup with a report that usage has seen a big surge in the country during the tournament.
According to the Moscow Times, MTS, one of Russia's biggest phone operators, have seen an 11 fold increase in usage of the dating app on match days near fan parks and stadiums in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Saransk.
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Tele2, another big operator, say there's been a 3.5 times increase since the tournament started last Thursday and MegaFon said the app accounted for 1% of their traffic during Russia's opener with Saudi Arabia.
The newspaper also report that it's mainly Russian women using Tinder to find non Russian men to go on dates with and it claims that often that's only for friendship, which I somehow doubt anyone has told these foreign men about.
Any of us who have used the necessary evil will have been in a social scenario, loaded it up and put our settings to people within a mile of us and began swiping so the World Cup is clearly the perfect place for this.
Now I just need to head over to Russia and if Isco or Renard pop up then so be it.