Athletes are using apps like Tinder as they look to escape the pressures of competition inside the Olympic Village.
Profiles from athletes of nearly every sport can be found on Tinder with updates like "Got plenty of time to kill," or "Looking for fun in Rio!
“That's an interesting filter that is harder to come by these days.
In the last decade or so, fitness has gone from becoming fit to a culture and a lifestyle.” He says the app works like any other dating app, only the visual experience looks more like Instagram.
Marcus Nyman, a judoka in the men's 90-kilogram division from Sweden, said he got 10 matches on Tinder in the first day or so after he arrived in Rio.
"A lot of the athletes here are using this app," said Nyman, 25.
It’s a dating app geared toward the fitness community (as you can infer from the name), which allows users to answer questions about their fitness regimen, then matches them with men or women who have similar lifestyle, fitness, and wellness preferences." Hook-ups among athletes have long been part of the games but using mobile apps has made these Olympic flings a lot easier.A surge in mobile dating first appeared during the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi after Olympic organisers loosened strict social media guidelines that had been in place during the 2012 Summer Games in London.“Some of the questions we ask you are your favorite time of day to work out and your average frequency of workouts per week, and behind the scenes we use those calculations to make some guesses about your overall lifestyle and offer good quality options." Obviously attraction and compatability don't work like an equation, so people who work out four times a week shouldn’t match with others solely based on the fact they also work out four times a week.You’ll also display your favorite type of workout (running, Cross Fit, yoga, etc) as an indicator of your interests, too.