Following the COVID lockdowns, the upturn in gaming continues to reach new peaks with Aussies increasingly turning to Tinder to find their fellow gamers and with many opting for a virtual catchup as it eliminates the IRL first date anxiety.
Recent Tinder statistics* reveal that globally “Gamer” as an interest has become 4X more popular this past year, now sitting pretty as the #8 interest chosen by Tinder members globally. Locally, Tinder has seen a 200% increase in “Gamer” being selected as an interest between 2020 and 2022, now with almost 10% of young Aussies selecting it as an interest to display on their bio.
The top 5 games Aussie Tinder members** are mentioning in their bios are:
Here are some of the latest gaming-inspired bios we’ve seen***:
Gaming is fast becoming another dating staple, with a recent Tinder Australia survey*** revealing that 58% of Aussies have played online games together on an online/virtual date.
* Tinder interest data from Jan-Aug 2022 in comparison to Jan-Aug 2021
** Top 5 games members mentioned in Tinder bios in 2022 (Jan 1 - Aug 1 2022)
*** Editorialised examples of member bios
**** One Poll/Tinder survey of 1,000 Aussie daters aged 18-24 in April 2022