With more than 75 million monthly active users, Tinder is the most popular dating app in the world. Users in more than 197 countries use the app, with the U.S. recording the most user subscriptions. Tinder statistics show that 7.8 million users are from the United States, followed by the U.K., which has 5 million users. Other countries with a high number of Tinder users include:
- New Zealand
- The Netherlands
What is Tinder?
Tinder is an online dating app established in 2012 to help single people find others within their area. It was the first dating app to introduce swipe right (to like) and swipe left (to dislike) features to help singles find suitable mates.
Besides the regular subscription, Tinder introduced Tinder Plus, which allows users to change their location to any city worldwide. Previously, users needed to wait to get to their destination to select prospective candidates.
The app has garnered a large following over the last decade, becoming the top dating site in some countries. Here’s an overview of Tinder users by country:
Tinder is pretty popular among Brazilian women in their 20s and 30s looking for serious dating relationships. A recent survey found that Brazil has 10 million registered Tinder users and a million daily matches. The survey also found that towns like Rio de Janeiro had the most matches while Sao Paulo had the most active users.
Statistics show Tinder downloads have increased significantly in the years 2018-2021. Tinder was downloaded 92.7 thousand times on Google Play Store and 63.3 thousand times on Apple App Store. In France, Tinder is pretty popular among the under the 40s for different types of relationships, including hookups and serious commitment leading to marriage.
Among the many dating apps Mexicans use, Tinder has the most users accounting for nearly half of Mexican dating app users. The surge was evident in 2020, as many Mexicans sought human contact through dating apps. Mexico City is believed to have the most Tinder users.
Tinder remains the top dating app for singles in Germany. It’s prevalent in Istanbul, where singles use it to meet new people, sometimes leading to marriages and long-term relationships. The number of Tinder users in Germany isn’t precise, but the app has undoubtedly transformed how people meet.
A while ago, Tinder was the most popular dating site in Australia. According to Pedestrian TV, 15% of the country’s population were active Tinder users. This meant that Australia ranked top on the global list of Tinder users, ahead of the U.S., France, Britain, and Brazil. Although other dating apps have been developed, Tinder remains the most popular dating app among Australians.
Tinder is one of Italy's top three dating apps and other European countries like Spain and Germany. The number of active users peaked over the lockdown period reporting up to 39.5 thousand downloads in 2020 and 23.8 thousand more in 2021.