That’s a lot of swipes
If you’re not familiar with Tinder, it’s a dating app that shows you the faces of people in your area. When a new face appears, you have two options. Swipe right if you think they’re hot; swipe left if not. If some you ‘right-swiped’ swipes right on your photo, you have the ability to chat with them. Tinder let’s you take it from there.
I know plenty of people have gone on dates with people they met via Tinder matches, and all of them have lived to tell the story.
One of the craziest statistics from Mary Meeker’s latest recently-released Internet Trends report (.pdf) is about Tinder. Specifically, how there were over 800 million swipes per day on Tinder in 2013. That’s +21x Y/Y. That’s whoa!
I’m looking forward to when Tinder advertises how many people have found their husband/wife using their dating app. At this rate, it won’t be long until that starts happening. Or maybe it has?