7 Apr 2021

Covid-19: Vaccination status used to lure tinder dates

From Morning Report, 8:57 am on 7 April 2021

A photo of a cute pet might have once lured a potential date - but now, it's an arm getting a jab.

As Covid-19 vaccines are being rolled out across the globe, vaccine selfies have started to pop up in online dating profiles.

Dating app Tinder found an eightfold increase in the word "vaccine" and a 20-fold increase in the word "antibodies" in member bios since the start of the pandemic.

New York based journalist Elizabeth Gulino has been looking at this trend.

She spoke to Corin Dann.