COVID-19 vaccinations are sparking 14% more matches on OkCupid

OkCupid will soon offer vaccination badges.

Enlarge / OkCupid will soon offer vaccination badges. (credit: OkCupid)

Money can’t buy happiness, as the cliché goes. But a vaccination could get you money and happiness.

While governors in various states are offering a chance at cash prizes to those who have gotten their COVID-19 shots, dating apps are heating things up with alluring vaccination-related features like badges, super swipes, and other “premium” perks.

In a blog post Thursday, OkCupid announced that it will release “I’m Vaccinated” profile badges starting on May 24, and anyone who applies the badge in the first 48 hours will get a free “Boost.” OkCupid will also hook up unvaccinated users with resources to get a shot.