Play Up COVID …
User Mention of ‘Vaccine’ is Up
1/23/202110: 43 AM PT.
Getting vaccinated– or a minimum of a willingness to– may be the secret to love in the 21 st century … due to the fact that it’s apparently all the rage on dating apps nowadays.
Reps for Tinder, Bumble and OkCupid have all recently said they’re seeing a major uptick in the number of times their users are mentioning the words “vaccine” or “immunized’ in their bios, not to point out how many are utilizing vaccination readiness as a screener for matches.
Tinder says the number of times “vaccine” has been mentioned in user bios has risen as much as 258%in between the months of September and December … including casual reference of it, like … “if you believe in the 5-second rule … do not stress over what remains in the vaccine.”
Bumble says it’s seen a “stable boost” in how often “vaccine” is mentioned in bios, and OkCupid states those who indicate they have actually already gotten vaccinated or happy to are being liked at double the rate of individuals who openly say they’re not interested in getting it.
OkCupid has actually also customized its profile survey to deal with the pandemic, with concerns about what one might think about a perfect lock-down date, etc. Bumble has comparable filters.
Here’s the thing though … there’s a big possibility that individuals being discussed here are just TALKING about vaccines, as opposed to really being vaccinated– presuming we’re talking about 20- somethings, who make up the biggest group of users on these apps.
Unless you work in healthcare or education as a 20- something, you’re most likely not vaccinated yet– as it isn’t offered for that age group. For now … frontline employees, essential employees and the elderly have concern, and who are supposed to be getting it.
Still, it could become one’s ticket to an in-person date. The next couple of months will be telling.