PETERBOROUGH, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 28: Employees gift wrap items before dispatching them in the huge Amazon 'fulfilment centre' warehouse on November 28, 2013 in Peterborough, England. The online retailer is preparing for 'Cyber Monday', as it predicts that the busiest day for online shopping in the UK will fall on Monday December 2nd this year. On Cyber Monday in 2012 amazon.co.uk recorded over 3.5 million individual items ordered, which equates to 41 items purchased per second. The Peterborough fulfilment centre is 500,000 sq ft, equivalent to approximately seven football pitches in floor area. Amazon are due to employ more than 1,000 seasonal staff to cope with increased demand in the run up to Christmas. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
In the tech sweepstakes, perhaps Amazon may be less impressive than Google or Apple, but their employees are considered to be hotter --- and a lot less picky.
Hinge, a social networking and matchmaking app "for young professionals" found that Amazon workers were considered the most attractive out of a group including Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft, according to the Wall Street Journal. Amazon workers' profiles were 14 percent more likely to get a request to connect than a typical Hinge profile. Microsoft workers had 8 percent, Googlers received only about 7 percent higher ad Facebook had a little over 2 percent. Apple employees fared worse -- they actually received less than average users by 0.2 percent.
“It wasn’t necessarily as I would have guessed,” Hinge CEO Justin McLeod told the Wall Street Journal.
Hinge boasts a user base of 99 percent college-educated professionals and is basically an app that takes information from Facebook profiles. It also incorporates an algorithm that integrates mutual friends.
What makes Amazon workers more attractive is that out of the five companies, it is also the least picky about potential matches. They rejected connections 15 percent less than the typical Hinge user. This is in contrast to Facebook, which rejected connections at a rate of almost 8 percent higher than average. That means the Menlo Park employees think they're pretty hot even if others don't.
To us, this means that Amazon employees probably have much busier weekends than their Silicon Valley counterparts.