Tinder offers practical incentives for getting vaccinated against COVID-19

The US is turning to technology as a way of overcoming hesitancy in Gen Z

“We have finally found the one thing that makes us all more attractive: a vaccination.”

Gen Z people wearing face masks

So declared White House coronavirus advisor Andy Slavitt last month.

He was announcing that the US government had struck a deal with Tinder, Bumble, OK Cupid and a host of other dating platforms to boost vaccination rates.

The apps already allow users to filter out people of certain age categories or gender. But they’ve been updated to allow filtering of unvaccinated dates, while offering all vaccinated users small