Dating app flaunts ‘pro-choice’ badge and also supports Planned Parenthood
The dating app OKCupid added a “pro-choice badge” option to its users on their profiles to demonstrate their support of reproductive rights.”
“Given the new, radical Texas law that essentially bans abortion access, it’s more important than ever to take a stand and we’ve found that our users want to be able to choose to filter for dates who are pro-choice more than they ever have before,” the app said in a statement on CharlieKirk.com.
For every profile that displays the badge, OKCupid will donate $1 to Planned Parenthood, up to $50,000. The company said that 88 per cent of their total users – 87 per cent of men and 89 per cent of women – say they support access to abortions. The app said there was an 18 per cent increase in users writing they are “pro-choice” on their profiles this summer compared to last summer.
If a person chooses to display the badge on their profile, they can also choose to filter their dating requirements to match with others displaying the badge.
“We expect daters in the Pro-Choice Stack to increase their likes up to 10x; when we released the #ISupportPP profile badge in support of Planned Parenthood several years ago, men with the badge got 9x more likes than those who didn’t add it to their profile,” the app said.
American rightist and pro-life political activist Jack Prosobiec commented on the initiative on his Twitter account:
“A one-night stand app is letting users know which people will kill the baby if they get pregnant.”