The dating app Tinder, which matches makes people based on their location, reported a 400 percent day-over-day increase of new users in Sochi at one point during the Games.
Some athletes including slopestyle gold medal winner Jamie Anderson even admitted she had to delete the app in order to focus on competition.
Would there be enough snow? Would it be too warm?
Just two of the questions frequently asked about the weather in sub-tropical Sochi ahead of Russia's first Winter Games.
Those fears proved wide of the mark with the conditions largely agreeable over the competition's two weeks.
Organizers were able to make enough of the white stuff and while a thick fog descended and forced the postponement of biathlon and snowboard cross events, on the whole the competitions were able to take place as planned.
However, warming temperatures did lead to the deterioration of the halfpipe, the standout event of snowboarding's Winter Olympic program.
Before and during the games, boarders expressed concerns over the condition of the pipe.
Hannah Teter, a three-time Olympian and a halfpipe gold medal winner in 2006, was particularly outspoken and even suggested the event be pushed back.
But it went ahead as planned, despite Teter's worries that the conditions prevented boarders from demonstrating the best of their sport.
Slopestyle's Olympic debut was the highlight of an Olympic Games that showcased extreme winter sports like never before.
The snowboarders and skiers who took to the snow at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park captured the imagination of sports fans across the globe.
The Dutch dominance of the speed skating events at the newly-built Adler Arena, where the Netherlands won eight golds and 23 total medals, of 12 gold medals on offer, is also worthy of note.
But the games didn't pass without controversy, notably in the women's figure skating competition.
The gold medal went to Russia's Adelina Sotnikova, with many dismayed as to why it wasn't awarded to South Korean defending champion Kim Yuna.
An online petition was started to overturn the result, which has so far attracted over 2 million signatures.
"The International Skating Union (ISU) is strongly committed to conducting performance evaluations strictly and fairly and has adequate procedures in place to ensure the proper running of the sporting competitions," said the ISU.
"The officiating judges were selected by random drawing from a pool of 13 potential judges. All judges in an event represent different ISU member federations.