Opinion: A look at the issues of today

PUBLISHED: 12:00 03 March 2018

Time FM Steve Allen.

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Competitive nature of Olympic dating

It seems fitting that as we say goodbye to the Winter Olympics we get our own version here.

The 10-metre dash across the icy train platform. The freestyle trying to stay upright on the pavement. The car key curling.

All events we would be great at as a nation.

If we planned it better we could have hosted the 2018 ones.

With climate change we might get it in the next few decades. The best reason to keep using plastic straws.

There are many benefits to hosting the cold Olympics but I didn’t expect this; the dating app Tinder saw a 348per cent increase in usage around Pyeongchang during the event.

If you are using a dating app in a country where you’re only there for two weeks you’re probably not looking for Mr or Miss Right, you’re looking for Mr or Miss Right, How Can I Spend An Evening.

I feel sorry for the Tinder users who live there.

All of a sudden you are being compared to some of the fittest people on the planet.

Where once you may have received a swipe to the right now you’re up against people who workout most days.

If you look good in the kind of bodystocking they wear for the skeleton you’re going to do well on a dating app based on looks.

Maybe you think I am being cynical thinking that it’s all about looks.

Well, during the Olympics the app saw an increase in swipe-rights of 565pc.

With a little bit of rough maths we can work out that Olympians are around 217pc more attractive than the rest of us.

Now I think about it, no straws for me.

We should do something to combat climate change so we can’t host any Winter Olympics.

I really don’t need the competition.

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