Make or make a mask? Dating during the pandemic is difficult, but it is possible to build relationships and still survive COVID-19, according to a new video from US Surgeon General Dr Vivek Murthy and dating app Hinge.
“Dating during the Covid-19 pandemic: It’s not easy, but it’s certainly possible,” Murthy says in a video released by Hinge on Tuesday. “A lot of people have really struggled during this pandemic and if you’re feeling like this remember that you’re not alone.”
Murthy has made a list of many tips for the company’s singles. Epidemic Dating Resource Page. He closes the list by emphasizing want-to-love-birds get vaccinated: “Recognize that getting vaccinated is the most important thing we can do to reduce our risk.”
When it comes to the topic of kissing, Murthy says, “figuring out when to go in for the first kiss is always a little awkward” and checking the risk assessment checklist before taking that step. Consider whether they have been fully vaccinated, if they have interacted with someone who is not and if they take precautions such as wearing a mask.
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The good news – we don’t have to give up on dating or relationships, said Murthy.
“This pandemic has really made many of us appreciate how important our relationships are,” said Murthy, who is married with two children. “We need people in our lives who go through tough times, celebrate the good times.”
Hinge says that 79 percent of its millions of users are currently looking for a relationship and since its mobile launch in 2013, 30 million people have gone on a date.
According to Hing, the latest campaign effort is another way to safely encourage COVID-19 among singles. In June, the dating app gave users the option to share vaccination status on their profiles.
Safety regarding dating and intimacy during the pandemic has long been a topic of discussion, as it brings some risks.
“If you are looking for a friend, sit in a room, put on a mask and have a little chat. If you want to be a little more intimate, it’s your choice with regard to exposure,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said during an interview in April 2020. good luck america.
He said sex from dating apps was a “relative risk” during the pandemic.
Harvard Medical School recommends the following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, but if both parties are “healthy and feeling well, practicing social distancing and have not come into contact with anyone with COVID-19, then touching, hugging, kissing, and having sex may be safe.” More likely.”
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