Now the app has been around since 2012 and according to a report from Page Six, the number of matches that Tinder has seen to date is a whopping 8 billion, matches meaning the number of people who have mutually “liked” each other’s profile. 8 billion is an impressive figure especially when you consider that as it stands, the population of earth is approximately 7.2 billion – yikes!
Now you would think that this is a good thing, right? Apparently Tinder’s co-founder and president Sean Rad doesn’t think so. Speaking at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, Rad claims that this only represents 1% of what the company has set out to do. According to Rad, “Fundamentally as a company our mission is to break down barriers where it comes to making connections, we want to be the start of every friendship and every relationship, and that is a huge feat…we’ve only scratched the surface of that.”
Rad also revealed some interesting numbers such as how the service see 300 matches a second, 1.4 billion swipes a day, and 16,000 swipes per second, with the average user spending about 11 minutes on Tinder a day.