As if it was not hard enough to date from before …
Danish Louise Samson (35) recently experienced a completely new obstacle in the «dating game».
She was contacted by a man she had some contact with before, on a dating site on Facebook. In the beginning, everything worked out so well:
– He started by asking me how it went. In that connection, we got into what I work with, Louise tells Dagbladet.
– Have you been vaccinated?
She works as an on-call assistant in elderly care in Denmark. In this connection, the man asked her: “Then maybe you have been vaccinated?”.
– I answered honestly that yes, I have been vaccinated against corona, Louise says.
The case was first reported by the Danish newspaper BT.
Louise thought it was a weird thing to ask since they didn’t really know each other. The answer has been more than surprising:
“OK, then I’ll jump on,” men replied – to Louise’s great astonishment.
“Yes, I’m sorry. But I do not want to date vaccinated “, he wrote further.
And so it was the chapter over, without Louise getting any justification for why men do not want to date vaccinated women.
– Personally, I could never think of asking people about vaccine status myself. I think it is a choice that people themselves should make. I had never imagined that this would be a new requirement before dating, she says lazily.
She describes that she does not know famous men, so she does not know much in the fact that she was rejected. It just came to her a little abruptly.
– I must admit that I appreciate his honesty. But I think it is frightening that we now as people experience ends and divisions, between vaccinated and non-vaccinated, she says.
Louise shared a screenshot of conversations in a girl group she’s a member of on Facebook, primarily because she thought it was comical. But also to see if others had also experienced something similar.
– There were a few who had actually done it. But the vast majority were the only ones with me in this conversation had a strange turn.
There were also some in the comments field who were the only ones with men.
One of them compares getting a vaccine to taking steroids or drugs, or drinking too much. She writes that she does not want to date someone who does not “take care of what they put in her body”, according to BT.
Others believe that those who have received the vaccine have completely different attitudes and values than themselves, and that they would therefore clearly not agree.
While some are worried about whether they can “get something” from the vaccine into the body if they stay too close to someone who has been vaccinated.
– It actually surprised me that there were so many who were the only ones with him, says Louise and adds:
– It is up to each individual which choice they make about being vaccinated. But I do not think one can start judging people on the basis of a discrepancy. We are all different, in some areas we are the only ones – and in others not. This does not mean that you can not get along.
In Denmark, 74.7 percent of the population is fully vaccinated, while 1.3 percent are waiting for their second dose, according to Statens Serum Institutt.
This means that 4.38 million inhabitants of the total population of 5.83 million have finished vaccinated (for doses).