Tinder Reveals the Most Sought-After Olympians in Rio, by Sport

Spain's Rafael Nadal and Spain's Marc Lopez celebrate after beating Canada's Vasek Pospisil and Canada's Daniel Nestor in their men's doubles semi-final tennis match at the Olympic Tennis Centre of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 11, 2016. LUIS ACOSTA/AFP/Getty Images

Game, set, Tinder matches! The popular dating app, which has users swipe right for people they’d like to meet, has revealed the most sought-after Olympians, by sport, at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro — and the answers may surprise you!

While back in the USA, men’s swimming, women’s gymnastics and track get the most air-time, in the Olympic Village, skills with a racket get the green light for love. The data for this finding was gathered from athletes’ profile pages. Any sport that was listed in a user’s bio or noted as their profession was recorded by Tinder.

The most sought-after men? Tennis players. Weightlifters and gymnasts followed closely behind, while swimmers and sprinters didn’t even make the list at all.

Germany's Petrissa Solja (L) watches Germany's Shan Xiaona hit a shot in the women's team qualification round table tennis match against USA's Zheng Jiaqi (bottom R) and USA's Wu Yue at the Riocentro venue during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 12, 2016. JUAN MABROMATA/AFP/Getty Images

Tinder users swiping right on women got even more niche, preferring table tennis players above all other athletes. Female field hockey stars and rowers were also big hits on the app.

See the full list of the most-desirable sports below!


1. Tennis

2. Weightlifting

3. Gymnastics

4. Sport Shooting

5. Judo

6. Boxing


1. Table Tennis

2. Field Hockey

3. Rowing

4. Weightlifting

5. Rugby

6. Swimming

As previously reported by Us Weekly, matches on Tinder increased 129 percent over the weekend of August 9, as approximately 10,000 elite athletes moved into the secluded 31-building compound in the Olympic Village.

“A lot of the athletes here are using this app,” Swedish judoka Marcus Nyman told the Associated Press, adding that he got about 10 matches in the first day or so after he arrived in Rio.

At the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, 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.”

Despite reports that Olympians are provided with a stockpile of approximately 42 condoms per person, an Olympic source told Us that the reality isn’t as salacious. The insider added that it’s “pretty tough to hook up on twin beds with roommates.”

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