Bumble Bans User After He Ghosts Date And Updates Profile With Fat-Shaming Comment


Bumble has banned one of its male users after he ghosted a women he met on the app and updated his profile with a fat-shaming comment.

A recent article for Elite Daily‘s “Boom, Ghosted” column explains how a woman (being called Angelina) had matched with a trainee pilot on female-focused dating app Bumble.

The pair began talking on the app, exchanged numbers and arranged to meet a few weeks later.

However, after the date (which Angelina thought had gone well) she asked her date if he want to meet up again, only to be ghosted.

Although not a rare scenario, suspicion was raised when the man updated his Bumble profile to include the fat-shaming comment: “Pleeease don’t be fat in real life.”

And given the timing of it all, Angelina took the update to be the reason behind him ghosting.

She said: “Like, ummm, excuse me? I know it could have been about someone else, like from his hometown, but the coincidence is a little sketchy to me. So now, I want to publicly roast him for being a misogynistic pig.”

Two weeks after this story was published, columnist Candice Jalili wrote a follow up article explaining that an exec at Bumble had been in touch regarding the original piece.

In the note, Bumble explains how the article about Angelina, “who was ghosted by a horrific human”, had been seen by the team and they were looking to ban the man from the app.

And the company has done just that, tracking down the user and blocking him on the platform – a clear warning to anyone who breaks the app’s guidelines that state: “You should respect other people’s beliefs, interests and property while on Bumble. You should behave the same way on Bumble as you would in real life.”

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