Masking and vaccinations are touchy topics during the COVID-19 pandemic, and everyone from governments to school districts are weighing in on the best practices to stay safe.
Now one dating site says single people are also taking a stance.
Dating.com released results of a new survey. One of the questions asked was whether respondents would date someone who isn’t vaccinated against COVID-19.
According to the site, 86% of people who responded, an overwhelming majority, said there is no way they would date an unvaccinated person. But dating experts said the results aren’t necessarily coming from a health and safety standpoint. Instead they may be more focused on what they can’t do on a date.
“From restaurants to movies – and even sporting events – traditional dating activities are limited based on vaccination status, and our members see it as a clear dealbreaker,” says Maria Sullivan, Vice President and Dating Expert of Dating.com.
The pandemic has been a tough time for many single people. There has been forced isolation with stay-home orders, numerous events have been canceled, and bars and restaurants were closed.
Even with the isolation, there are a handful of other things that people who took the survey identified as dealbrakers.
More than 55% said being late was an instant date killer. Many also aren’t fans of long-distance relationship, with 35% of responders saying they weren’t interested.
If you plan on using a dating site, make sure you research it, and be careful about the type of information you share.