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I usually take a pretty hardline stance on the jabronis who pay for dating apps. If you spend hard earned money for unlimited swipes and ultimate exposer you’re a total loser. But that’s under the normal Tinder circumstances. Shelling out to shoot your shot with an Olympian, though? I don’t necessarily hate that move.
From SF Gate:
Tinder says they’ve seen a nearly 2,000-percent increase in users “passporting” to Pyeongchang, South Korea in an attempt to match with Olympians. Users who pay for Tinder Plus or Tinder Gold accounts have the ability to switch their geographic location — rather than just searching in their immediate vicinity — and the Olympic Village has become the prime spot for love.
Sure, you’re sitting in a fraternity house thousands of miles away from the action. That doesn’t mean you still shouldn’t let an opener fly. Some people would argue that Olympians are the most perfect humans on the planet. Why would they match with Brad from Texas State when they have a whole village full of other alphas to pick from all within a few mile radius? I’ll tell you why, because this is the Winter Olympics.
The Winter Olympics is a totally different ballgame from the summer edition. The summer crop jump the highest, swim the fastest, and throw the most weight around in the gym. The winter athletes on the other hand? They have sports like curling and ski jumping. Do you really think curlers consider themselves elite? Like are they strutting around claiming to have an athletic prowess unattainable to the average man?
If you’re going to try to link up with a gold medalist, the Winter Olympics is the perfect time to strike. Or if you’re willing to settle for a bronze, check out this Russian babe.
What sport is she participating in? Skiing, speed skating, biathlon? Maybe she’s shredding some pipe on a snowboard. Nope, none of those.
She’s a curler. Yes, I know. I couldn’t believe it either. Anastasia Bryzgalova just won a bronze medal as part of the Olympic Athletes of Russia’s mixed curling team.
With athletes like her walking around, I get it now. I might just go throw a few bucks into my Tinder account after I’m done writing this thing up. Let us all shoot our best shot. Happy swiping, my dudes..
[via SF Gate]
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