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Seeking romance whiles holidaying? Tinder reveals top 15 cities for tourists to find love with a local (and number one may surprise you)

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In this day and age, if you want a holiday romance the airport’s selection of steamy fiction isn’t your only option.

Dating app Tinder, which preaches a swipe right approach to finding love at the touch of a screen, has been calculating the best cities to cosy up with a local.

In a list of 15, the start-up found that London is the top spot for a vacation fling beating the city of love Paris, which came in at second, and New York which scored third place.

Tinder has calculated the top 15 cities in the world to find love using their passport feature, which allows users to locate their app in another place ahead of traveling their. London (above) came in first position

Using a feature called Passport, which subscribers pay for,  the phone application allows tourists to meet and match with users in other cities.

This function makes setting up dates with residents before you reach your next vacation a lot easier.

This mode, which launched last year, allows eager travelers to ‘pin drop’ their location at anywhere in the world.

Once you’ve dropped your pin your feed will be automatically filled with locals from that area.

By measuring the top destinations for the Passport feature to be used around the world, Tinder calculated the list.

The other popular cities for Passport users on Tinder include Berlin, Moscow, Stockholm, Rio de Janeiro, Sydney, Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Melbourne L.A., Auckland and Dublin.

Though they say all roads lead to Rome, the Italian city came in 15th, which was last place.

While the passport service could be used to initiate dates in advance, it is also being used as a travel guide with Tinder swipers taking advantage of the chance to pick up tips from the residents and to find out about local neighborhoods.

Certain destinations have seen spikes in activity. For instance, as the Olympics near, Rio de Janeiro has seen an increase in traffic by 10 per cent.

Areas with smaller permanent populations also see their users rise during holiday season, like Toronto, which has increased 44 per cent and Bali, which has grown by 60 per cent.

New York (above) was listed in third place after Paris, which was second. Rome came in 15th, which was last position

The Passport service is an additional paid-for add-on and is used by more than 1million Tinder Plus subscribers.

Although the app works for free, extra services can be purchased for a cost of between £3.99 and £14.99 (depending on the package of perks you pick).

Other add-on’s include unlimited swipes and a rewind mode.




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