Are you one of the younger, single folks who’s still looking for love? Do you use any of those fancy dating apps that have become so popular in recent years? Well, you might want to make some updates to your profile. If you really want to attract a good potential match, there’s one statistic that might make you even more desirable than an attractive picture or a seven-figure job. A positive novel coronavirus antibody test. But you’ll want to have the test results printed out and scanned to display for your next date because they’re going to be wanting to see some proof. (NY Post)
They’re single and have the paperwork to mingle.
Singles across the country are boasting about their coronavirus antibody test results when they’re out on the prowl. Some are even including the status of the test results in their online dating profiles, using their possible immunity to score a lover in the middle of a pandemic.
“About a week and a half ago, my clients started asking questions like, ‘Maureen, this person that you matched me with, do you think they’ve had the coronavirus?’ ” says Maureen Tara Nelson, a Long Island-based matchmaker who plans to ask new clients about their COVID status going forward. “We’re asking people if they’re comfortable sharing if they’ve had it, and if they’d like to to know if the person they’re matching has had it.”
I don’t know why I was so surprised when I first read this. In a way, it sort of makes sense. There have been numerous reports in the past about dating sites quietly asking about proof of HIV status when making matches. I suppose this wouldn’t be any different given the current conditions.