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Tinder Hook-Ups From Antarctica to Sochi

<p>There aren't many places left on Earth where you can't use Tinder.</p>
The U.S.-operated McMurdo Station on Antarctica.REUTERS

Tinder, it’s so hot right now. The mobile dating app generated at least 75 million matches in 2013 and it looks like 2014 might be just as active.

Basically, Tinder reduces dating profiles down to a few Facebook photos. Like a lazy version of "The Bachelor" or "Bachelorette," people reject or accept potential dates based on their looks, swiping left for “No” and right for “Yes.” Once matched up, they can start chatting.

It also matches people up by location — meaning wherever you open it, Tinder will start looking for matches within a certain distance. That makes it an ideal app for hooking up while traveling, including in these far-flung destinations.


It gets lonely in Antarctica's McMurdo Station. So one scientist decided to look for love on the Internet, seeing as penguins and polar bears don’t have a lot of attractive, single friends. Somehow, he found a match.

“She was quite literally camping in Antarctica, went on Tinder, and found me,” the anonymous researcher told New York Magazine. “It's mind-blowing."

The Olympic Village in Sochi, Russia

Fun fact: Putting a bunch of young, attractive, extremely fit people together in one place can sometimes result in what grandma might call “hanky panky.” Now throw in Tinder.

The situation in the Olympic Village got so extreme that Jamie Anderson, the 23-year-old American snowboarder, deleted the app from her phone to cut down on distractions.

"Tinder in the Olympic Village is next level,” she told US Weekly, an assessment later backed up by other Olympians.

A World of Magic

Do they use Tinder in Narnia? Because this guy is probably scoring dates there every night. Welcome to romance in the year 2014.