Irony Alert: Tinder Warns Users To Maintain A ‘Social Distance’ From Other People Because Of The Coronavirus

Coronavirus Tinder Warns Users To Maintain A Social Distance


The coronavirus is the new millennial. It’s officially ruining everything that’s enjoyable.

March Madness (at every level), the NBA, The Masters, the Summer Olympics, soccer matches, movie releases, music festivals, toilet paper… it goes on and on.

Now it’s even affecting dating and online dating apps like Tinder.

Users who have checked in on Tinder recently have been greeted with a pop-up warning those looking to hook up using the app to “maintain a social distance” from other people to protect oneself from the coronavirus.

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“Tinder is a great place to meet new people,” reads the pop-up warning. “While we want you to continue having fun, protecting yourself from the coronavirus is more important. Wash your hands frequently, carry hand sanitizer, avoid touching your face, maintain social distance in public gatherings.”

It also links to the World Health Organization for more tips on avoiding the coronavirus (which they appear to actually know very little about).

Of course, the irony of Tinder, an app that people use to specifically not “maintain social distance” from other people is warning its users to do so was not lost on the internet.

The coronavirus even has its own Tinder profile. More than one, in fact.

I’ve said it before and I will say it again. Never change, internet.

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Before settling down at BroBible, Douglas Charles, a graduate of the University of Iowa (Go Hawks), owned and operated a wide assortment of websites. He is also one of the few White Sox fans out there and thinks Michael Jordan is, hands down, the GOAT.