Love at first swipe: What dating apps tell us about Atlantans

So many fish, so little battery power

Dating apps Atlanta

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February means Valentine’s Day, which means romance, which now means swiping right. We asked some of the most popular dating apps to share some Atlanta-centric trends. A few declined. (Sorry, Grindr fans.) But Tinder, OKCupid, and Bumble crunched some numbers for us.

Tinder 🔥

Atlanta saw the most increase in activity per Tinder member in the U.S. (Orlando took the no. 2 spot. Sound familiar, Atlanta United fans?)

🤦 🤦‍♀️
Most-used emoji in 2019
300 million facepalm emojis were used in Tinder bios in 2019

Tinder’s most right-swiped neighborhoods in Atlanta
2. Old Fourth Ward
3. Midtown
4. Buckhead
5. West side
6. Brookhaven
7. Inman Park
8. East Atlanta

Top Tinder terminology
Lit 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥
Something that is beyond amazing

Stan 😘 😍 😘 😍 😻 👅 👅
A crazed and/or obsessed fan

Tea 🍵 🍵 🍵
Juicy gossip you have to spill

More than of 50% users are Gen Z (aged between 18–25)


Ok Cupid 💘

Atlanta’s rank among cities with daters answering the most questions

People and topics mentioned most in bios
Donald Trump
Elizabeth Warren
Billie Eilish
Area 51 👽
Greta Thurnberg
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Lil Nas X 🤠

Users in Atlanta who would like to discuss politics with their romantic partner
Male: 85%
Female: 84%

Which is more attractive to Atlanta women who are on OKCupid?
If a person exercises their right to vote 👈 👈 👈
If a person exercises

Atlanta women are two times more likely than men to reject matches who don’t vote.

Users who think being in love doesn’t mean you have to get married
Male: 81%
Female: 77%

Users in Atlanta who love coffee dates ☕ ☕
Male: 82%
Female: 83%

Users who don’t think traditional gender roles are important in relationships
Male: 69%
Female: 70%


Bumble 🐝

Increase in number of Atlanta Bumble users since 2018

Bumble users in Atlanta sent 15% more messages per user compared to the rest of the U.S.

Sources: Tinder, OkCupid, and Bumble

This article appears in our February 2020 issue.