June 27, 2014 3:35 pm

Tinder sees 50 per cent increase in use at the World Cup

Soccer fans pose for a photo with a woman whose body is painted with Germany's national soccer team colors, at the end of a live broadcast of the World Cup match between Portugal and Germany, inside the FIFA Fan Fest area on Copacabana beach, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, June 16, 2014.

(AP Photo/Leo Correa)

TORONTO – Turns out global sporting events are the best places to get lucky.

Popular dating and hookup app Tinder has seen a 50 per cent usage increase in Brazil since the start of the World Cup, according to a report by Quartz. And with an estimated 600,000 tourists flocking to the country to watch the action, there is bound to be a lot of sex.

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“The average Tinder user spends more than one hour a day on Tinder, approximately 77 minutes, and that number is up by nearly 50 per cent in Brazil since the start of the World Cup,” a Tinder spokesperson told Quartz.

Tinder also saw a spike in use during the Sochi Olympics – especially among athletes.

“Tinder in the Olympic Village is next level. It’s all athletes,” U.S. snowboarder Jamie Anderson told US Weekly. “There are some cuties on there.”

Sadly, World Cup athletes may not be getting the same treatment.

READ MORE: No sex at the World Cup: Does abstinence help players perform?

Many teams have been told to abstain from sex altogether, including China, Mexico and Russia. Others – like Spain and Germany – only have to abstain the night before a game, however.

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