Antibody Tests Are Now A MAJOR Flex On Dating Apps

May 18, 2020

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A lot has changed during the COVID-19 pandemic, to say the least, including the way we interact in the dating world. Now, many singles are reportedly updating their profile information to share their antibody test results. 

The Daily Mail spoke with anonymous singles in New York City who say that people have used antibody testing as a "badge of honor" in their bios. One woman believes that, combined with chatting with someone over FaceTime for a prolonged period of time, noticing someone supposedly has antibodies on their profile "can put you more at ease" in the dating process. Another single woman says "it kind of feels a bit like a brag," pointing out that there are "a lot of false positives." 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that positive test results show "you have antibodies that likely resulted from an infection with SARS-CoV-2, or possibly a related coronavirus." It's unclear, however, if those antibodies make people immune to coronavirus. 

I haven't been online dating during the pandemic personally. I just feel like it's a waste of my time to talk with someone via text, calls, FaceTime, Zoom, etc. for several months before meeting. The chemistry that you have with someone virtually is completely different than in person, so I'd hate to invest so much time in getting to know someone that I can't meet within the first few days of talking. I also think the people posting their antibody test results on their bios are probably just starving for attention, and I have none to give them...ever. I'm annoyed by that, honestly. 

Have you been dating during the pandemic? If you have, how've you been making it work? Are you bragging about having antibodies? Is this really a flex, though?