Bumble & Tinder Keep Swiping But Stay Safe … As in, Coronavirus-Free!!!
3/16/2020 12:40 AM PT
Bumble and Tinder are helping lonely folks swipe left on the coronavirus by urging users who want to keep hooking up during the outbreak to take a few extra precautions.
Tinder’s warning users about the dangers of meeting up during a pandemic, and they’re blasting out an in-app notice to make sure people take heed.
The notice reminds folks still jonesin’ for up close and personal meetings to use protection — which, in this case, means washing hands, carrying sanitizer, maintaining “social distance” in public gatherings and not touching faces!!! No matter how hot the date.
As for Bumble, company honchos tell TMZ … global customer service teams are standing by to handle questions or concerns from users, but they’re also directing customers to CDC and WHO sites for up-to-date info.
Bumble also wants to remind you … it’s possible to get to know someone without meeting offline — actual phone calls (gasp!!!) and video chats can work, too, if you’re on lockdown.
And, let’s face it … lots of people are gonna get bored at home, but there’s no reason to cut yourself off from meeting people in the COVID-19 era.