Stop looking for love in all the wrong places.
A year ago, dating app Tinder introduced its Passport feature, which allows users visiting cities around the world to ‘swipe right’ and find a match before they arrive at their destination.
Tinder users have to pay for the service, which sees them dropping a ‘pin’ in the city of their choice, after which their feed will be automatically filled with lovesick locals from that area.
Ostensibly a hook-up service, the Passport feature is also being used as a travel guide, with Tinder users picking up local tips and news from the residents who pop up in their feed.
Now, with a year’s worth of data under their belts, Tinder has released the definitive list of the cities where the most users are swiping right and making love connections.
Although Paris is widely heralded as the city of love, it’s come in second on the list, with London taking out the top spot.
Perhaps the result shouldn’t be too surprising — everyone loves a bad boy, after all, and nothing says ‘rebel’ like turning your back on the European Union.
Australia scored two spots in the top 15 — Sydney came in at number 8 and Melbourne at number 11 — but, sadly, Brisbane didn’t crack the list of the world’s most amorous cities.
Not a lot has gone right for Brazil in the lead-up to the Olympics, but the surge in interest generated by the event has at least seen their Tinder traffic increase by 15 per cent, scoring the troubled city the seventh spot on the list.
And although they say all roads lead to Rome, the Italian city barely made the list, sneaking in at number 15.
Tinder’s top cities for holiday romance
- London, England
- Paris, France
- New York, USA
- Berlin, Germany
- Moscow, Russia
- Stockholm, Sweden
- Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Sydney, Australia
- Barcelona, Spain
- Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Melbourne, Australia
- Los Angeles, USA
- Auckland, New Zealand
- Dublin, Ireland
- Rome, Italy
Have you ever found love overseas? Kiss and tell in the comments below!