There seems to be something instinctual in modern society. The majority of us put celebrities up on a pedestal and think that they live a more glamorous life. Although there are countless magazines and websites that focus entirely on the love lives of the rich and famous it almost seems like they must be introduced to each other at some kind of secret meeting. After all, how crazy is it to imagine that they could go to the local bar, grocery store or cooking class and meet the person of their dreams since their presence amongst us mortals would cause a crowd to form. That is why it is so easy to forget that they, just like us, are looking for someone to spend their lives or a few nights with. As regular folk who just happen to be famous, it makes perfect sense for them to join a dating or hook-up app like Tinder to meet someone whose company they could enjoy. Especially, when they are athletes who need to spend their time crafting their bodies into an instrument of their sport of choice.
For this list, we looked for the hottest female athletes who’ve created profiles for themselves on Tinder. For that purpose, our definition of an athlete is somebody that has competed at one point in a sport at either the professional or amateur level past the high school level. It wasn’t required that the person is still active in their sport today. It doesn’t matter how famous the athlete in question is when it came to putting this list together, all that matters is that they are an attractive female athlete. The final thing to keep in mind is that we aren’t in these women’s markets so we can’t attest to personally coming across their profile but are depending upon public accounts.
15 Diver - Giovanna Pedroso
A Brazilian diver who competed at the recent 2016 Summer Olympic games in Rio, it wasn’t only her attempt to win gold that garnered the world’s attention. Instead, it is the alleged story that was covered by websites like telegraph.co.uk that claimed that she and her synchronized diving partner had a severe falling out that would cause them to end their partnership going forward. Said to have been kicked out of their shared living space, while in Rio, by her partner so she could have a “marathon sex session”, Giovanna is said to have not taken kindly to being ousted. No matter if this account of events is based in reality or entirely made up, the fact remains that this talented diver has a long career ahead of her. As such, she may just pop up on the cell phones of a number of people on Tinder near you, soon.
14 Skier - Rosina Schneeberger
An Austrian skier who was revealed to be a user of Tinder by the Instagram account @sportsswipe, which is entirely focused on athlete tinder users, Rosina looks great in her bikini clad skateboarding profile pic. A downhill skier, she recovered from a 2014 leg injury to return to international competition at the highest level. Showing off her immense skills in locales like America, Finland, Canada, Switzerland, France, Sweden, Germany, Croatia, Italy, and Russia over the years, she has lived an impressive life. Rocking an impressive figure that looks great no matter what she is wearing, we’re guessing there aren’t going to be too many people who swipe left when they come across her.
13 Skier - Mikaela Tommy
A beautiful blonde Canadian skier who is twenty-one years old at the time of this writing, Mikaela looks great when she is bundled up and strutting her stuff but we like the view of her in workout gear. The daughter of a former skiing champ who made it to the Olympics twice and a member of the national development team, even her grandfather qualified for the Olympics twice. Even after mentioning all of those competitive skiing relatives, we would still be remiss if we left out the fact that both of her brothers were also members of the Canadian national team. Someone who has led the standings in the Nor-Am Cup (North American) in the past, in 2013 she proved she was good enough to move up to the world cup level. While her athletic exploits may keep her extremely busy, if reports that she has a Tinder account are true, somebody may just hit the jackpot soon.
12 Skier - Stephanie Resch
We’ve just got to ask, what is it with skiers and Tinder? Twenty-two years old at the time of this writing, Stephanie looks like a fun loving person by the look of her tinder profile picture. Another Austrian alpine skier who qualified for the national team in the 2014-15 season, she managed to remain a part of the team as recently as the 2016-17 season. Finishing first in more than one race in her homeland, considering her obvious looks and athletic history we wouldn’t be surprised if she made a bigger splash in the sports and beauty worlds soon. Whether you’re on the slopes or swiping on your coach, there is little questioning that you’d be very lucky to find yourself in the presence of this accomplished beauty.
11 Track Star - Lolo Jones
Alright fine, if you make us, we’ll stop talking about skiers for now but we can’t promise that sport won’t pop up again before this list is over. An absolute track and field legend, Lolo Jones is one of an elite group of athletes who’ve competed in both the winter and summer Olympics. A record holder in the 60m hurdles, who earned eleven All-American honors while she was at the Louisiana State university, it seems like she is great at everything she puts her heart into. Also competing in the 2014 winter Sochi Games, where she was a part of the US bobsled team, the difference between her team’s finish and the gold winning team was a mere 3.36 seconds. Somebody who posed in the buff for ESPN’s body issue, seeing her perfectly sculpted body sent millions of hearts speeding. Speaking about the fact that she’d gone on a date because of Tinder on TMZ.com, Lolo even went so far as to admit that she logged into the app and looked for other guys while on that date.
10 Cyclist - Migle Marozaite
A Lithuanian cyclist who placed in both the 500 m time trial and sprint events at the 2016 UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Migle’s name makes us think sexy thoughts when Harry talks about muggles. Also, someone who competes in team cycling events, she has clearly earned the respect of her country’s most esteemed cycling coaches. Although we probably won’t find ourselves anywhere near her in the future, as we aren’t exactly cycling groupies, singles in her area may find someone worthy of their time on Tinder. A brunette beauty with an athletic body and proven passion, she seems to have everything a lot of people are looking for.
9 Diver - Kassidy Cook
The second diver to catch our eye, Kassidy proves that our previous entry, Giovanna, isn’t an anomaly. A member of the United States national diving team, Kassidy barely missed out on travelling to the Olympics in 2012 due to racking up .4 fewer points than needed. Fortunately, able to remedy that situation during the 2016 summer Olympics in Rio, she found herself in thirteenth place during the three-meter springboard event. Twenty-one years old at the time of this writing, this former child model has strong genetics but has said that she trains five hours a day, six days a week. Perhaps, the fact that so much of her time is taken up by her athletic pursuits is why she remains single to this day, despite her obviously sought after attributes. Studying at Stanford University, if you happen to live near that California institute you may just come across her Tinder profile in the future.
8 Table Tennis - Lily Zhang
If the table tennis world had superstars, team USA member Lily Zhang would probably qualify to be called one. Only twenty years old today, she is the only US athlete to win a bronze medal at the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics. Also, the only American to ever qualify for the Olympics at such a young age that she would go on to compete at the youth Olympics; as a result, it seems that Lily could be described as a prodigy. The 2012 US national champion in the women’s singles, she has also medaled at events like the Pan American Games and Qatar Peace and Sports Cup event. Said to be amongst the Olympians in Rio who were active on Tinder, Lily is very pretty and should have had a lineup of suitors hoping that she will swipe right when she comes across their profiles.
7 Volleyball - Barbora Hermannova
A volleyball player at the 2016 Rio Olympic games, it is safe to say that Barbora turned some people’s head for her looks, as best evidenced by the fact that she is the subject of a YouTube video. Titled Barbora Hermannova the hottest volleyball beach player Río 2016, the clip is just a series of images of this attractive athlete doing her thing. A part of the Czech Republic beach volleyball team, according to a profile on another site, she says that she also enjoys sports like badminton, squash, tennis, and running on top of seeing movies and hanging with friends and family. If spending time with an alluring athlete with interests like that appeals to you, then you’d better get off your butt and open up Tinder near an event she is appearing at.
6 Runner - DeeDee Trotter
A fitness model and runner who competed at the Olympics in 2004, 2008, and 2012, DeeDee has won two gold medals and a bronze over the years. Starting out her athletic career in high school as part of the basketball team, she helped to lead her team to an undefeated season while also standing out as part of her school’s track team. A former NCAA national champion, it is incredible that running began as her second priority, considering how superior she clearly is at it. Graduating with a major in Sociology, she has also founded a non-profit called Test Me I’m Clean which advocates for drug-free athletics. A well-rounded person who also has been a volunteer assistant coach in the past, she once started a fundraising drive in order to buy the homeless population of Orlando shoes called Gifted Soles. A hot as hell woman who appears to be driven, smart, and selfless in equal measure, whoever ends up becoming involved with her, no matter the length of the commitment, had better count their blessings.
5 Rower - Gevvie Stone
A member of the US rowing team, who took home an Olympic silver medal this year, on top of also taking second in the World Rowing Cup II, Gevvie has had one hell of a great year. First competing internationally in 2006, she was a part of the team that won the World Rowing Under 23 Championship that year. An undergraduate at Princeton who also attended Tufts University, Gevvie is far from someone who has neglected the rest of her life for her athletic dreams. That said, she, like the rest of the ladies on this list, is romantically unattached which may or may not have something to do with the hours she must put towards her career. No matter what the reason, though, the point is that the rest of us mortals, who happen to have Tinder installed on our phones, may have a chance.
4 MMA Fighter - Ronda Rousey
Clearly, the most famous person on this list, we did make a tiny exception for Ronda as according to her she may no longer be a member of the Tinder community. A hugely successful MMA fighter who has only lost a single fight during her career, she has managed to turn her good looks and impressive record into a multimedia career. As a result, dating may become an issue for her. One solution she once tried was joining Tinder under the alias Brynn Campbell. Although it appears from her comments that she may have given up on this option, we refuse to believe that the still single fighter, who has proven that she would frequent the app on the down-low, has given up forever.
3 Skater - Shannon Rempel
A former two-time speed skater, in the team pursuit event, Shannon is an actual real-life Olympic silver medal winner who can be found if you’re lucky enough to come across her on Tinder. A twenty-eight-year-old Canadian whose career is far from over, she started out in the sport at the age of ten before winning the 2003 World Junior Speed Skating Championships. A former World Junior record holder in 500m and combined sports distances, to this day no Canadian has surpassed her speeds in the 500m and 1000m events. In short, she is a speed skating badass. Absolutely gorgeous, her smile is extremely engaging and sincere, which is fantastic considering how much she has accomplished.
2 Skier - Courtney Hoffos
Ok, you can’t say we didn’t warn you that there would be another skier on our list but looking at that photo; you have to admit that she really deserves to be here. A Canadian freestyle skier who is only eighteen at the time of this writing, according to the Instagram account @sportsswipe, Courtney’s a Tinder user. If you believe their story, her account popped up when she attended a test event at the site of the upcoming 2018 Olympics. Placing in the top five during several 2016 events that are a part of the Nor-Am Cup, she also has a fit frame that looks great in a bikini, as evidenced by her Instagram account.
1 Snowboarder - Jamie Anderson
During the 2014 Olympic Games, it was this enchanting cutie that was chosen by magazines like US Weekly to serve as the perfect example of how big a deal Tinder was there. An understandable choice as there really isn’t anyone who could put a better face on the app, Tinder should have hired her as a spokesperson as millions may have joined in her wake. Included in ESPN’s body issue the same year, we can only imagine that had people known she had a profile; millions more would have installed the app in hopes of meeting her.