Sundi Rose
November 19, 2016 11:54 am
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For those of us who find ourselves single during the holidays, Tinder has really been a problem solver. Swiping during the holidays has become almost a requisite coping strategy, and now there is hard and fast data to tell us the best cities to swipe in to really up our Thanksgiving Tinder matches. Well thank goodness, because we definitely can’t kick our Tinder addiction. So many of us will find ourselves traveling this week, so this is handy info to know if any of our hometowns make the list.

Tinder Sociologist Dr. Jess Carbino reminds swipers:

That means you’re more likely to get lucky with your Tinder matches the closer you get to your own home city.

Lucky for us Tinder use actually increases during the Thanksgiving weekend.  There’s actual data to prove why you should be swiping as we speak.

In 2015, there were more than 2.3 million swipes during the Thanksgiving holidays, proving that you can still find a little love in your hometown. Of the “local swipes,” more than 17 million matches were made. That’s a 23% (!!!)  increase compared to non-holiday weekends.

Cities with the most matches made during Thanksgiving weekend

  1. Baltimore
  2. New York
  3. Provo, UT (Salt Lake City)
  4. Chicago
  5. Boston
  6. Minneapolis
  7. Kansas City
  8. Portland
  9. Detroit
  10. Seattle

U.S. Cities with the Highest % Increase in Matches

  1. Detroit – 54%
  2. Houston – 43%
  3. Washington D.C. – 41%
  4. Dallas – 38%
  5. Baltimore – 37%
  6. Philadelphia – 34%
  7. Los Angeles – 32%
  8. Minneapolis – 32%
  9. Charlotte – 32%
  10. Portland  – 30%

But don’t fret if you don’t live in any of these cities. These statistics not only show the likelihood of finding a match in the cities listed, but they also imply an overall trend. Thanksgiving is a good time to swipe left, especially if you’re traveling home. I’m sure Aunt Linda won’t mind you ducking out after dinner to meet your Tinder date for drinks.

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