People often include their height and personal interests on their bios on dating apps, but now it’s trendy to cover one’s coronavirus antibody test results. Long Island-based matchmaker Maureen Nelson says, “About a week and a half ago, my clients started asking questions like, ‘Maureen, this person that you matched me with, do you think they’ve had the coronavirus?’ We’re asking people if they’re comfortable sharing if they’ve had it, and if they’d like to know if the person they’re matching has had it.”
Some apps have started screening too. S’More is a dating app and recently partnered with tech company digiD8 to develop features “to ensure that your relationship with your health is in your control.” Still, it’s important to remember that a positive antibody test is not a fool-proof immunity passport nor a barrier to reinfection. So singles should remain wary of hooking up with or even meeting up with anyone, whether they have the antibodies or not.