A social network built around STD status: The future of dating?
(ABC7) — Creators of a Virginia-based app are trying to change the dating game – in a healthy way.
The app is called Social Health Registry and is essentially a registry that shows an individual's sexually transmitted diseases status, WTOP reports. The status are based off self-reported health records uploaded by the user. Those with a clean record get a badge on their account.
"The user would go get tested with the provider of their choice, and then upload their own results," co-founder Oksana Wright told WTOP.
According to Wright, the app takes away an element of awkwardness.
"It goes like this: 'Ummmm, do you have any STDs," Wright also said to WTOP.
Many people don't even bring it up because of how awkward it actually is," Wright said.
The app was created in 2017 by Wright and her husband of Leesburg, Virginia, who hope to eventually get it on dating apps.