The coronavirus is the new millennial. It’s officially ruining everything that’s enjoyable.
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.
Jeezo. You know things are serious when tinder is warning you about the Coronavirus. pic.twitter.com/hgsFNMeJq3— Ryan Capperauld (@ryancapperauld) March 3, 2020
tinder out here protecting me from corona virus more than they’re protecting me from bad pickup lines and weirdos pic.twitter.com/vuw6PjdtH5— Linds (@lindzsIay) March 3, 2020
Tinder is really out here reminding people to protect themselves from the coronavirus. Y’all worried about the wrong diseases my dudes. pic.twitter.com/Cla0nwmBzv— abbs (@abbyy_grace) March 6, 2020
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.