You wouldn’t get vaxxed for a donut.
You wouldn’t get vaxxed for French fries.
You wouldn’t get vaxxed for beer.
You wouldn’t get vaxxed for a million dollar sweepstakes.
Would you get vaxxed for… sex?
Tinder, Hinge, Bumble and other dating apps will allow more users to show whether they have been vaccinated against Covid-19 and roll out perks to those who say they have received a jab.
The platforms will give British users the option of displaying their vaccination status, they announced on Monday, after partnering with the UK government to encourage younger people to come forward for a coronavirus shot.
They cited a poll by British firm YouGov that showed nearly two-thirds of adults would either prefer to date a vaccinated person or would rule out dating someone who is not vaccinated.
The move follows a similar campaign in the United States, which launched last month.
On Tinder, users will be allowed to add a pro-vaccination sticker to their profile, and will receive a free “Super Like” for doing so. Hinge will give users a free “Rose” to give to potential matches, while Bumble will give non-paying customers discounts on premium features.
OkCupid, Match, Plenty of Fish and Badoo are also involved in the initiative.
The UK’s vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi said he was “thrilled” to unveil the government’s partnership, while Alexandre Lubot, CEO of the Match Group which owns most of the participating platforms, said: “An important part of returning to normal is helping people feel safe as they connect in person.”
“A unified push towards more vaccinations will allow people to once again meet in person and connect in meaningful ways,” Lubot said.
This is of course yet another scam.
Most people do not actually get laid on these apps anymore. That has been the case for 5-6 years. There are statistics.
The guys who do still get laid are in the top level of attractiveness, and they are going to get laid with or without a vaxx sticker.
However, even if everyone was getting laid, this is an utterly bizarre “incentive.”
“The government is partnering with online sex companies to help you get laid if you receive the vaccine” is so ridiculously dystopian that it is hard to even know what to say about it.