New data reveals how long people spend looking for a date while at work

April 11, 2017
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A new study has uncovered how long people spend looking at dating apps during their working day.

Instead of chat at the water cooler and mingling over lunch, more and more workers are opting for their phones to find a date, according to mobile security and data management firm Wandera.

The company analysed employees’ work issued phones to see how much time is spent on dating apps during the working week.

The company found that the average employee logs in between five and six times in a day.

It totals almost eight minutes a day for typical employees, or 47 minutes across each working week.

Grindr was only the third most popular dating app, following behind Tinder, at number two, and Bumble, the most popular.

Overall, peak time for Grindr users is 11:55pm, while Tinder is at its busiest – according to this data – at around 7:01pm in the evening.

In the UK parliament, log-ins to Grindr totalled a whopping quarter of a million times in one month.

A Freedom of Information (FOI) request for the Mirror revealed the striking figures, based on several months during 2016.

New data reveals how long people spend looking for a date while at work

The FOI found that 272,000 attempts to access Grindr had been made in a single month inside the parliamentary estate.

This is despite Grindr being banned on the internet service, along with Fab Swingers, Swinging Heaven, Gaydar and YouPorn, all of which had attempted visits.

The figures log all the websites visited by MPs, Lords and their staff, and guests to the estate who have been given access to the internet.

A Parliamentary spokesman explained the stats, saying: “All adult websites are blocked on Parliament’s computer network.

“The vast majority of ‘attempts’ to access them are not deliberate.”

Grindr also recently introduced its own set of emojis for users, for when standard cheeky monkey faces just aren’t enough.

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