In the pre-Tinder era, single people would sit at home during snowstorms and maybe read a book or watch "Love Actually" or pickle herring for the long winter ahead.
Now, they swipe. On Hinge, usage was up 47 percent in New York City and Boston during the recent blizzard. OKCupid recorded a 10 percent boost in activity. Online dating activity peaks in January, at least on Match.com, which normally sees a 25 to 30 percent spike in new members between Dec. 26 and Feb. 14. Singles also swipe more on Tinder during the winter, although the company declined to say by how much.
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