And to figure that out, we took a list of the 30 busiest US Tinder markets (as provided by the company) and narrowed it down using three important criteria known to increase odds and fuel the flames of "romance": number of bars per 100 people (according to a study by Infogroup Targeting Solutions); percentage of single residents; and lopsided ratios of women to men.Call it a “college town” all you want, Columbus is actually the largest city in America’s seventh-largest state, and it boasts just over four bars per every thousand people.To qualify, an app had to have more than 2,000 reviews across the App Store and the Google Play store.
But with nearly 40% of the population single, 8.6% more women than men, and the 8th-largest market for Tinder, who cares -- you don’t really need them.
New research from the Pew Research Center shows that in the past two years, the percentage of US adults who had used a dating app tripled.
Now you might be wondering, how does one speed date? Speed dating is a quick form of dating, designed for meeting multiple individuals in a short amount of time.
It is a formalized process in which the participants are broken up into pairs and rotate partners every 3-8 minutes (depending on the event).
And even if they make the effort, there is no guarantee of success, although their chances of meeting a potential mate will increase. They need to meet new people, which means they must get out of the house and get active.
And when they meet new people, they will make new friends.
Each pair sits down and gets to know one another, or “date”.
When time is up, the coordinator will ring a bell, blow a whistle, or clink a glass, at which point the participants switch seats to meet the next person.
But (THANK YOU HIPSTERS) the newly-gentrified East Bay is now the nation’s 21st-most-active Tinder market, and over 35% of its population is single.
If we learned anything from watching Rocky and Bullwinkle, it’s that Mounties are a LOT dumber than you’d think. Which probably explains the six bars per 1,000 people -- folks gotta warm up somewhere, right?
An older single woman named Becky shared her story about the importance of meeting new people.