Whether it’s free McDonalds or hanging with close friends, there’s plenty to do in the Olympic Village when the world’s greatest athletes aren’t in competition. One activity in particular that numerous female Olympians have found themselves engaged in is the active use of Tinder, the popular dating application.
“Tinder!” American snowboarder Jamie Anderson told US Weekly. “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.”
The 23-year-old gold medalist in the slopestyle event understands that the No. 1 reason she’s in Sochi is to represent her country in the best way possible. However, it’s hard to ignore the use of the dating application when there are several good-looking male athletes in top physical shape all around. Not to mention, a majority of the athletes at the Winter Games are rather young, which means chasing women and mingling with guys is what is expected of them.
Anderson realized that Tinder was taking up too much of her time so she decided to delete her account, which consequently crushed the hearts of many American Olympians. One can’t blame her, especially when refocusing her attention towards the task at hand is what won her the most prized possession in her sport. Even though her account is no longer active, it really wouldn’t take a lot of effort for a male Olympian to walk up to her and introduce himself, especially since they’re all in one location.