A Bumble survey has found that one third of Indian daters feel like it’s possible to fall in love online.
The popular dating and social app found that 72% of respondents think it is possible to fall in love with someone online they have never met in-person. Roughly 39% of single Indians surveyed tried a video date as their first date in 2021.
The same survey, based on 2,000 people, found 38% would not go on a date or have sex with someone who haven’t received the COVID vaccine.
With wider roll out of vaccinations among younger age groups in India, more than one in three (33%) daters surveyed were hopeful of dating in 2021.
Bumble has also launched its vaccination badge for users in Australia and New Zealand, giving singles the chance to display their vaccination status directly on their profile. A separate survey found that there has been a 45% increase in users asking potential dates if they’ve had the vaccine.
Lucille McCart, APAC Communications Director at Bumble, said in a statement: “With nearly half of Australia in lockdown or under restrictions, we are encouraging all our users to date virtually using our Voice Call and Video Chat features within Bumble.
“As the vaccine rollout ramps up through the rest of the year, and as we eventually return to IRL dating, we hope that the new ‘vaccinated’ badge and other features will allow our users to easily communicate their dating preferences and feel comfortable and safe on dates.”
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