Dating app Tinder registered the highest number of swipes on the day the Section 377 verdict was delivered.
It’s a social media world. We don’t just find photographs of couples online, rather we even see them bonding over the internet. One of the biggest media is the way through multiple dating apps, the most famous one being Tinder.
To find out more about how it works, when it comes to the most swiped regions, most trending profiles, highest swipe surge days to the most used gifs and emojis in the bios, the dating app surveyed and looked across the globe about how users have built their profiles and connections through the year.
Spoiler alert: these statistics could even help the users step up their swipe game for 2019. For instance, when the app hunted for the most popular days of swiping, for optimal matching, users in India swiped the most at 9 pm on Tuesdays, or so the survey tells.
Yet another interesting observation listed out days when the swipe surged highest. On September 6, when the Supreme Court’s verdict on Section 377 was announced, that decriminalised homosexuality, the day was a feast for all the lovers on the app. It was noted to be the day when the swipe surged the highest in the country. Generally, either Valentine’s day, February 14, or two days before it, the swipes reach the highest numbers.
Looking for the most popular cities on the dating app, they found that Los Angeles, New York, Mumbai, New Delhi, London, Bengaluru, Pune, Sao Paulo, Miami and Paris topped the list. In the Indian context, Mumbai and New Delhi stood at three and four respectively.
The app also looked at the most ‘super liked cities’ normalised by the population. On the ladder of one to 10, Argentina’s Avellaneda stood at one, whereas Gurugram in India stood at number 10.
While the other cities from two to nine were San Justo in Argentina, Washington DC, New Delhi, Mumbai, Laranjeiras in Brazil, Geneva, Katy in Texas and Bengaluru.
Social media hasn’t only replaced conversations and bonding with texting and stickers, but also emotions with emojis and GIFs.
While the most trending emojis on Tinder were the wink, one wearing shades, one smiling with its tooth showing, the emoji with heart eyes and lastly, the laughing with tears emoji.
The app also looked at 11 major markets from Brazil to South Korea comparing the swiping habits of users in all the countries. It observed one of the most interesting comparisons. The show Friends’ iconic ‘How You Doin?’ GIF reigned in most profiles in countries like the US, UK and Australia. While in Brazil, Spain, France, Germany, Russia, India, Japan and South Korea, the Waving Fox took the top spot as the most-used GIF.
While talking about these gifs and animations, an expert from Tinder had said that it shows “how pop culture, news events and trends have inspired people’s profiles and emotions.”
There was yet another observation that the experts pointed towards, “People loved to include their favourite foods in their bio or use a GIF to spark conversation.” The survey showed beer emojis paired with pizza as one of the most used and popular emojis listed in bio descriptions, making it into the top 10 for most countries.
Writer: Team Viva
Courtesy: The Pioneer