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Tinder has seen 'a lot of engagement' amid lockdown

Tinder has seen "a lot of engagement" amid the coronavirus lockdown.

That is according to Tinder CEO Elie Seidman, whose revealed that user engagement with the app has tended to depend on where in the world they are based.

Reflecting on user trends, Elie said: "It's interesting.

"The high level is that now more than ever, people want connection. You've got physical isolation, but if you're single and you're alone, now is perhaps the most important time.

"So there's some interesting sub-trends, but that's probably the highest level thing that we're seeing, a lot of engagement.

"[It] depends on where you are in the world, depends on whether you're kind of in the peak of the crisis moment, the way Italy or Spain were or New York was a month ago.

"But the thing that's really come through loud and clear is people want connection. Makes sense: when you get isolated, you want it even more."

Elie claims lots of people are now inclined to turn to Tinder as the crisis appears to be easing.

He told The Verge: "I don't think we know perfectly how quickly but, okay, now the crisis is starting to pass, the psychology is easing, but I'm still home alone and I'd like some companionship, I'd like connection. We offer that.

"So you definitely see it rolling through. You see, now New York is rebounding as things have eased. California, certainly that's been true.

"We see that's true in Germany. Germany has kind of been one of the earlier rebounds, and we saw that very clearly. So you could really follow the news and follow the correlated trend on Tinder."

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