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Dating app Bumble says it will ban users for body-shaming

Dating app Bumble says it will ban users for body-shaming

The dating app Bumble has implemented new rules. Under the new terms, the app will ban users if they are deemed to be body-shaming others in their profile details or in chat with potential partners. Bumble said automated safeguards in the app will pick up those and then a human moderator will decide the course of action. Users can also report such messages or profiles that break these rules.

Andrew Ryan
Andrew Ryan 2 months

It’s almost as though having dating preferences is, by definition, discriminatory. If I don’t want to date someone who weighs 600+ pounds, that’s me exercising my preferences. Apparently that’s discrimination now. People have even argued in this same vein that not dating transgenders is transphobic. If so, I guess I’m a bigot.

Silence Dogood
Silence Dogood 2 months

Now we know the name of the dating app for tuubbies and trannies, but what about us hairies?

Barry MC
Barry MC 2 months

Frankly, if you're on there and don't want to date fat girls, swipe left on them. Dating apps arent the place to attack people for being fat when there is a simple way to not be matched with them. It's not like putting "no fat chicks" on your profile will stop the app from trying to match you with them.

Jon 2 months

Next week, user banned for swiping left.

Vince Carter
Vince Carter 2 months

The point of a profile is to market yourself & tell others what you're looking for. I can understand rules banning profanity, but describing what you don't want is part of the point of a profile. If that's the case, why have any filters at all? If I say I don't want to date women with children, am I child-shaming? If I say I only want to date women of a certain background, am I shamming ones who don't fit that qualification? News Flash: Having preference of any kind is by definition a form of discrimination & that's not a bad thing! If a woman says she wants to date only date men 6ft & taller, she's just made a distinction between men of that height & taller over & against men who are shorter. Would anyone say she should be banned for discriminating when that's exactly what she's done?

George 2 months

Frankly I see an opportunity here, I'm going to start a dating app / site and call it couch potatoes are us, where there is no shame and junk food is our game.

MrLoseddos 2 months

I can agree that messages should not contain derogatory language. But getting banned for stating in ones profile that you're not interested in whatever seems a bit harsh. I would have written: No skinny bïtchës! ☺️

Jude 2 months

Depending on genetic composition of which many are ignorant extra fat on a body is more normal than unusual. Most of the available dating pool survived famines in generations close to the present day too. The only family lines that always eat well in every generation are the megarich. So bumble is making a smart move loosing those narcisistic fat shamers.

harbringer F
harbringer F 2 months

Really hoping men just stop going onto anything but tinder lmfao. No relationships just hookups. I wonder how long change would take......

Peter 2 months

Not enough legislation in place to warrant using bots to inflate clientbase is legal....

Dustin 1 months

Just because some fat fuck feels discriminated against on a dating app doesnt mean someone should be banned.

R D 2 months

I'm not going to sit here and pretend that cellulite, stretch marks and multiple chins are desirable.

Seekster 2 months

So what? If you get banned from Bumble then just go use another one of the dozens of dating aps.

Gobinath 2 months

So it's wrong now to put "I'm not into big sized women's" in my profile?

IIzard 2 months

I don't want a fat tránny, oops I'm banned!

Brett Ellis
Brett Ellis 2 months

I wonder if this also applies to men being body shamed for their height

Jay 1 months

Ok well we know the moderators are all a bunch of fat people!

Deet 2 months

So I suppose they will ban someone that says in their bio that they dont want a fat girlfriend or boyfriend

mike 1 months

Doesn't work anyway!!!

Tish Tosh
Tish Tosh 1 months

does that mean women will get banned for telling men they won't date them for not being tall enough? Or women who tell a guys he's too fat or ugly or awkward? Women are FAR worse about body shaming each other and men. Somehow I doubt the app cares about men though.

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