The 2014 Winter Olympics are well underway and to this point, everything has gone smoothly. Despite concerns about athlete and spectator safety, everything has gone off without a hitch thus far. We can only hope that continues for the rest of the games. During their time at the games, athletes don’t just compete in their events. They go out and take in the Olympic experience. Part of that, may or may not involve going out and experiencing the nightlife.
According to snowboarder Jamie Anderson, many athletes are going out and meeing up with Tinder. For those unfamiliar with Tinder, it’s a dating app. However, it has a reputation for being a ‘hook up’ app. It basically shows you where other people are at in your area and it allows users to chat and eventually meet up if they so desire.
“Tinder! Tinder in the Olympic Village is next level. It’s all athletes! In the mountain village it’s all athletes. It’s hilarious. There are some cuties on there,” Anderson told The Big Lead.
So there you have it, Tinder – Level 9000.
This really isn’t a surprising story at all. We all use modern technology to our benefit, so why wouldn’t athletes at the Olympics use a dating app to make hooking up easier? Sure, you could go out and do it the old fashioned way, but who’s got time for that? Especially when you have events to compete in.
I suppose some will say that this is just part of the Olympic experience. Surely, most athletes won’t ever forget their time in Sochi, for one reason or another.