Apple employees are least attractive among top tech firms

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Apple and Google may reign supreme as the top two tech companies in the U.S., but when it comes to attractiveness, Amazon and Microsoft employees are absolutely slaying them.

After crunching the numbers from its social-networking app for professionals, Hinge found that employees from Amazon are the most sought-after on network, topping both Google, Facebook and Microsoft, with Apple’s young professionals coming in dead last.


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According to the Hinge’s study of nearly 3 million matches, Amazon employees were liked 14% more than the average Hinge profile. Microsoft employees came away with a 8.2% popularity bump while Google scored 7.2%. Facebook received a meager 2.3%, while Apple came in dead last with a -0.2% attractiveness rating compared to average users.

Hinge launched last year and is basically like Tinder, where users swipe between profile cards to like or dismiss people based on their attractive, only it emphasizes professional experience to create new work-related connections rather than sleazy quick hookups. The analysis calculated attractiveness by measuring how often users swiped right on employees from the five tech companies.

You might expect the attention-to-detail obsessed nerds at Apple to be the most picky among tech’s top firms, but Hinge says that honor goes to Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg’s employees 7.5% more likely to discard potential matches, while the tender loving folks at Apple were only 0.5% more picky than the average user.

  • RaviS13

    And which company is the most successful from this list? Thats right, its Apple is number 1 in profit, sales, and customer service. Looks don’t matter as long as the company is innovating

    • kevinkee

      The guy in the pic is actually quite attractive, but yeah, what a pointless survey.

    • http://www.chadmoran.com/ Chad Moran

      If I’m not mistaken Amazon has #1 customer service.

  • EKIMMMMM

    because this matters. seems like Hinge is trying to make themselves relevant.

  • Matthias

    If this was an onion article, it would be hilarious. This is pathetic/sad on so many levels. What a joke of an article and an embarrassment to those who report it

    • Grunt_at_the_Point

      Ease off…I’d rather read an article such as this over some political bull. Besides, what else is he going to write about. I presume the article is accurate as it is based on a study. What’s wrong with writing about the study findings.

  • Booted Bear

    Really? Is this what it’s come down to? The vapidness is breathtaking.

  • thomas

    this is the biggest waste of an article I’ve ever read. really immature guys

  • wing_ding

    i was embarrassed in reading this …

  • http://www.eazycomputers.com/ PhoneTechJay

    WTH is this. Delete this article!

  • herbaled

    I thought this kind of thing ended with high school.

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