Are you single and looking for love, but you’re still not sure you want to get vaccinated? What if I told you that being fully vaccinated singles might are considered more attractive to other singles? That’s right. All it takes is a shot or two to make you instantly sexy.
How It Happened
The Biden administration knows it’s been frustrating for you to give up your dating life during a long pandemic. They also know you’re itching to put yourself out there. Which is why they’ve come up with a way that they hope will convince you to get vaxxed.
The idea is to work with dating apps and websites to encourage singles to promote their vaccination status in order to attract more potential mates. Whether we’re talking about a long-term relationship or a one-night stand, it turns out that more people will swipe right on a profile indicating that the person is fully vaccinated.
“We have finally found the one thing that makes us all more attractive: a vaccination,” said Andy Slavitt, one of President Biden’s top coronavirus advisers. Slavitt told reporters that on OkCupid, people who say on their profile that they’re vaccinated are 14% more likely to find a match.
Slavitt says online dating apps like Tinder, Hinge, BLK, and Chispa will soon add features intended to reach people who have been isolated from others during the pandemic. Those companies will try to convince customers that getting their vaccination shots could give them an advantage when it comes to finding a date or hookup.
Match, BLK, and Tinder will allow members to add a “vaccinated” badge to their profiles, so that other singles will know their inoculation status before they swipe. Match and BLK will also give customers a free “boost,” which bumps their profile up to the top of the search results and gives them more exposure. Tinder, America’s most popular dating app, will also help connect members with vaccination sites.
Slavitt has made it clear that the White House’s partnership with online dating companies is not an official one. However, he did say that the administration played a big role in encouraging them to get involved.
Vaccinated Singles – Statistics
Will online dating vaccination badges actually accomplish what the Biden administration hopes they will? Consumer insight platform OnePulse spoke with 1,000 singles across America and asked them if the badges would have any influence over the decisions they make on dating apps.
These are the results:
- 42.2% of those who use dating apps said they are more likely to swipe right if a member has a vaccination badge on their profile.
- 13.3% actually said they are less likely.
- Men were a whopping 50% more likely to swipe right, while women were only 37% more likely.
- Men were more willing than women to get the vaccine if they knew it would make them more attractive. BUT a higher percentage of men said they wouldn’t put a vaccination badge on their profile.
Popular dating sites like the ones listed above have a relatively young clientele, and it’s young adults who are currently driving the pandemic by not getting vaccinated. According to a Quinnipiac University poll, about 36% of adults under the age of 35 say they have no intention of getting their shots.