Olympic villages have always traditionally been a hotbed of hormones and sex, but it’s been even wilder at the 2014 Winter Olympics thanks to a certain online dating app.
It’s no secret — when Olympic athletes aren’t winning gold medals, they’re getting down and dirty. And hooking up has never been easier and more rampant than at the Sochi Games, mostly because of Tinder, an app that easily allows close-by users to meet up.
Tinder: App Helps Olympians Hook Up
Jamie Anderson, the U.S. snowboarder who won gold in the slopestyle event, revealed the Sochi Games’ dirty little, app-aided secret. “Tinder in the Olympic Village is next level,” she told Us Weekly. “It’s all athletes! In the mountain village it’s all athletes. It’s hilarious. There are some cuties on there.”
For Tinder virgins, the app lets you know if there’s anyone nearby who you’re attracted to. If you like someone and they like you back, a match is made — and the possibilities are endless from there.
This all makes sense. These Olympians are gorgeous, physical specimens from all over the world, full of adrenaline and joy from reaching the peak of their sports, and they’re all piled into a small village for two weeks. It’s like freshman year of college times a hundred.
And it makes sense that the hookups have been even more frequent with the advent of an app like Tinder, which streamlines the process of meeting someone who’s interested in you.
However, the athletes have to be sure that they don’t tire themselves out or lose their focus to Tinder. The snowboarder Jamie also said that she had to delete her account because it got “way too distracting.”
— Andrew Gruttadaro