AFTER more than a year of lockdown, some singletons will be looking forward to a summer of love – with many turning to dating apps to help them find their perfect match.
Tinder recorded three billion swipes worldwide in a single day last year, and new research has revealed which cities are swiping on the app the most.
Brighton ranked among the top three most swipe-happy cities.
It was also ranked as the second-best city to be single, after being scored on nightlife, concerts, food locations, shopping as well as its Tinder score.
Online letting agency Mashroom collected the data using data form analysis website Google Trends.
In May it was reported that Tinder could give users a blue tick as a way of showing they have received their Covid-19 vaccine.
The move could be added to other platforms such as Hinge and Bumble to give users the option of showing their vaccine status while dating online.
It is hoped the move would tackle a reluctance to accept offers for the vaccine jab.
Although it is not clear if dating apps will agree, officials believe it would encourage young Brits to get their Covid vaccine.
A source told The Telegraph: “As we get to younger people, Tinder and all those apps will be approached to flag the importance of getting vaccinated. It might also give more people impetus to meet up and find love.
“This is being properly looked at.”
Tinder, Hinge and Bumble are yet to comment on whether they are in discussion with the government about the potential change.
It follows the introduction of a new security feature which will run ‘background checks’ on dates to discover criminal records or a “violent history”.
The feature, which has been described as “groundbreaking” was introduced as a means of improving user safety.