A new dating group has been set upon the social media platform Telegram for romantic anti-vaxxers looking for love.
he group ‘UnVaxxed Dates Dublin’ comes with the tagline ‘dating without a jab’.
The new group has been welcomed by other anti-vaxx groups on the platform.
Members of another anti-vaccination group called ‘Vax Free Together’ have been debating the merits of people who are not vaccinated getting together through the app.
“Hopefully if there’s enough interest we could organise some outdoor events,” one member has written.
“As I totally agree with you. The reason behind the group is to remove the process of having to worry about what your date will think about you being unvaccinated, take the edge off at least.
“Participants can all start off with something in common also.”
Another replies: “Totally get that and for poor kids going forward that’s going to be a real nightmare. If all the ‘fads’ that that come and go I honestly think the online dating apps were the worst. I am a romantic though.”
Another jokes: “We could do speed dating in a park”.
The idea of a dating app for the unvaccinated who are looking to love is not a new one.
Pure Match in Australia promises to give anti-vaxxers in Oz the chance to bond over their shared interests, the most crucial being their decision not to get vaccinated.
“Pure. We’re coming soon. Pre-register for Australia’s first unvaxxed matching site,” a message on the website states.
“What is the meaning of life has been the worlds hardest question. “Are you vaccinated?” has now surpassed that.”
The website asks users to fill out a pre-registration form where they can express their likes and dislikes like alternative medicine, astrology, and veganism.
Hopeful romantics can even tick a box to indicate to their potential partner if they are interested in conspiracy theories and the new world order.
The app promises to be simple to use, only recommend the best potential suitors and provide a community to ‘create connections with users that are like you’.
On the other side of the fence, for those who are proud vaxxers, they will be able to add vaccination badges to their profiles on Tinder, Hinge and other services.
Ireland’s Health Service Executive (HSE) announced the partnership with Match Group’s suite of dating apps to promote the Covid-19 vaccination programme.
Match Group owns a number of popular online dating services including Tinder, Match.com, OkCupid, Hinge and PlentyOfFish.
Those apps are now rolling out vaccine-related features to users in Ireland, including profile badges and links to information about the vaccine and how to avail of it.
On Tinder, users will be able to add stickers to their profile with messages such as ‘vaccines save lives’ and ‘vaccinated’.
Those who avail of these will be given an additional Super Like as a reward for helping to promote the vaccine.
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