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Will getting a COVID-19 vaccine help you get a date?

Answer: That’s what dating apps and the White House are saying.

a medical professional pulls vaccine into a syringe
The White House really, really wants people to get vaccinated against COVID-19. So much so, in fact, that they’ve partnered with a number of online dating platforms in order to encourage people to do so.

Some of the platforms in on the partnership include Tinder, OkCupid, Match, Hinge BLK and Chispa. Beginning May 24, OkCupid is offering “I’m Vaccinated” profile badges to users who get the shot, as well as features and visibility boosts in its Vaccine Stack where users can search for matches by category. Tinder is helping users find vaccine sites, and users can display “I’m Vaccinated” and “Vaccines Save Lives” stickers. Users can also get a “Super Like” if they participate between June 2 and July 4.

OkCupid said its users are already seeing positive effects of the vaccine on their dating lives. Those who said they are or planning to get vaccinated were getting about 14 percent more matches compared to those who aren’t. All of these efforts will hopefully assist the Biden administration in reaching its goal of getting 70 percent of Americans vaccinated by July 4.


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