The entire population has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, including younger single people. During the White House COVID-19 Response Team Briefing on Friday, President Joe Biden’s advisor Andy Slavitt discussed how those in the dating pool have suffered as a result of the virus, revealing that a slew of dating apps are now supporting vaccinations in a major way. Read on to hear what he had to say—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don’t miss these Sure Signs You Had COVID And Should Tell Your Doctor.
The Dating Apps are Offering “Incentives”
With Dr. Anthony Fauci, the chief medical advisor to the President and the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) looking on, Slavitt revealed the “incentives” dating apps are offering members to get vaccinated.
“We believe that it’s particularly important to reach young people where they are in the effort to get vaccinated. We do know that in addition to schooling, financial loss, stress levels, the pandemic has also had a negative impact on young people’s social lives, social distancing, and dating,” he explained.
According to Slavitt, today the leading dating sites—including Bumble, Tinder, Hinge, Match OkCupid and Plenty of Fish—are announcing “a series of features to encourage vaccinations and help people with that universe, help people meet people who have that universally attractive quality: they’ve been vaccinated against COVID-19.”
He also revealed a stat from OKCupid, claiming that people who display their vaccination status are 14% more likely to get a match. “We have finally found the one thing that makes us all more attractive. A vaccination. These dating apps will now allow vaccinated people to display badges which show their vaccination status, filter specifically to see only people who are vaccinated and offer premium content details of which I cannot get into but apparently they include things like boosts and super swipes,” he continued. “The apps will also help people locate places to get vaccinated.”
How to Stay Safe Out There
Be safe out there and follow the fundamentals and help end this pandemic, no matter where you live—get vaccinated when it becomes available to you, and to protect your life and the lives of others, don’t visit any of these 35 Places You’re Most Likely to Catch COVID.