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Dating apps offer free credits and other perks to vaccinated users

by Mary Sewell

Many companies have been giving away freebies to people who have received a vaccine, and new dating apps are offering perks. The White House has teamed up with nine of the biggest dating sites to encourage more people to get vaccinated.

According to Badoo, BLK, Hinge, Chispa, and Plenty of Fish are all taking part. You’ll be able to add a sticker or badge to your profile telling prospective matches that you’ve been vaccinated. The apps are giving away premium perks, like boosts and super swipes, which users usually need to buy on a pay-per-use basis.

If those aren’t enough of an incentive, research from OkCupid might just be enough to push some holdouts to get vaccinated. The app says users who have received their shots or plan to get them to have 14 percent more matches than others. So, if you’re looking for love post-lockdown, you might have a better shot at landing a date if you’re vaxxed up.

The White House wants at least 70 percent of US adults to have had at least one dose of the vaccine by July 4th. Along with the dating app partnerships, the Biden administration offers free and discounted rides to vaccination sites.

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