What Bumble did when this man fat-shamed a user on the dating app is awesome

Dating apps are supposed to benefit us, not make us feel worse. Well, Bumble just banned a user for fat-shaming someone, reported Shape. While this is ah-mazing news — and big ups to the app — it’s also upsetting that someone would fat-shame someone else in the first place. So what happened? And how did Bumble learn about it?

It was thanks to an Elite Daily article in their Boom, Ghosted series. A woman, “Angelina,” sent in text message exchanges she’d had with her Bumble date. They went on one date, then he ghosted and created a new Bumble profile. Imagine Angelina’s surprise when she saw it — I know our jaws dropped.



“I know it could have been about someone else, like from his hometown, but the coincidence is a little sketchy to me, Angelina told Elite Daily. “...And by the way, I’m not actually fat. I can just squat, like, 200 pounds, so I have pretty thick thighs.

Afterwards, Bumble saw the piece and came to the rescue. They sent Boom, Ghosted’s Candice Jalili a message on her Instagram.


Then, Bumble tracked the guy down and banned him. Woot-woot!

ICYMI, this isn’t the first time Bumble blocked a user. Last year, Bumble stood up for a woman who was verbally abused by a male on the app.

And, as you may know, Bumble founder Whitney Wolfe, who’d been a co-founder of Tinder, had sued Tinder for sexual harassment, so she knows a thing or two about standing up for yourself — and fellow Bumble users.

We hope this will remind people, on dating apps and IRL, to think twice about what they write and say — and to be reminded that fat-shaming is not okay. And thank you, Bumble, for sticking up for us in the meantime.