Match has revealed that a person’s vaccination status is now more important than political leaning or religion in the current dating landscape.
58% of singles say that being vaccinated is the most important issue for them when looking for a new romantic partner, while two-thirds would not consider dating someone who has refused to be jabbed.
This latest data comes from the upcoming ‘Singles In America’ study. The project is annually commissioned by Match and aims to comprehensively summarise the attitudes and behaviours of the current single population.
Dr. Helen Fisher, Biological Anthropologist and Match’s Chief Scientific Advisor, explained in a release: “Today’s singles have dramatically changed their dating priorities: 52% of singles won’t even meet up with an unvaccinated person; 48% regard anti-vaxxers as selfish; and almost 60% won’t have sex with an unvaccinated person…ever.
“Cupid’s got a new arrow in his quiver: your vaccination card. It’s today’s passport to romance.”
The study will also highlight how a greater number of singles are looking for serious partners and are ready to settle down. 45% now want a committed, exclusive relationship, and this includes 37% of young people.
85% of the survey’s participants also said that sex is less important than before the pandemic and people are now generally waiting longer to get physically intimate.
The full 2021 edition of the ‘Singles In America’ study is due to be released later this Fall, and will be the 11th time Match has published its findings.
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