Because we all know Thanksgiving is about going to your hometown, opening a bottle of your parents wine and seeing who's on Tinder

By Maria Yagoda
Updated November 24, 2016 06:20 PM
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We all know Thanksgiving is about going to your hometown, opening a bottle of your parents’ wine and seeing who’s on Tinder.

Turns out, you’re not alone in your yearly holiday ritual: A new Tinder study found that the app experiences a huge spike in users over the holiday. In 2015, there were more than 2.3 billion swipes in the U.S. over Thanksgiving. Of those swipes, more than 17 million matches were made, which is a 23 percent increase compared to non-holiday weekends.

“People typically tend to be attracted to those with a similar demographic background — from age, occupation, education and more. Individuals who grow up in the same areas are more likely to have shared experiences, making home a great place for singles with similar values to connect,” Tinder’s Dr. Jess Carbino said in a statement.

The study also found that your success on the app hinges on what city you’re in.

In 2015, the city with the most matches was Baltimore, followed by New York, Provo, Utah (Salt Lake City), Chicago and Boston. The city with the highest percent increase in matches over the holiday was Detroit (54 percent surge), followed by Houston (43 percent) and Washington, D.C. (41 percent)

Before you hit all your local hometown hot spots — and see how much your crush has, erm, changed — make sure to follow our very scientific Dating Over the Holidays Guide.