Looking for love in a safe manner? Most of the major dating apps in the UK will soon have Covid vaccine stickers and badges.
Those in search of connections will have the option to add a vaccine sticker on their profile, showing potential matches that they took the Covid-19 vaccine or support the vaccination scheme.
If you’re UK-based, you’ll be able to have such a sticker on any dating app profile, from Tinder, Match, Hinge and Bumble, to services like Badoo, Plenty of Fish, OurTime and Muzmatch.
The vaccination badges will be launched in partnership with the UK government and some apps might take it even further, offering more tangible rewards.
Bumble will enable you to select your pandemic dating preferences, choosing views on mask-wearing, social distancing or even meeting in crowded places.
On Tinder, you’ll be able to have a sticker that says “vaccinated” or “vaxing soon” but right now there’s no way to check if users are being truthful.
Other apps will offer more incentives like free “super likes”, virtual rose giving or profile boosts to show your profile to more matches.
Quoted by the BBC, UK vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi called the initiative an “incredible asset”.
The same report also mentions that a recent YouGov poll of nearly 5,000 UK adult citizens revealed that 28% of them would not date someone who was not vaccinated. On the other side, just 2% said they would not date someone who had the Covid-19 vaccine.
In the UK, around 40 million people have received at least one of two vaccine doses.