While the company is cagey about its user data, we know that Tinder has been downloaded over 100 million times and has produced upwards of 11 billion matches – though the number of people who have made contact will be far lower.
This makes sense for a relatively fresh business determined to keep on growing: more people are in relationships than out of them, after all.
But on the plane back to London the next day, a strange thing happened.
Before takeoff, the woman sitting beside me started crying.
“It was really a way to overcome my own problems,” he told the editor of at an event in London last month.
“It was weird to me, to start a conversation [with a stranger].