Bumble responds after model claims to receive an email saying her photos on the app got removed by moderators.
After coming out from a failed relationship where her partner got married, 24-year-old Tahlia Paris, 24, from Los Angeles, California, joined Bumble.
Tahlia got into online dating app with a hope that online dating will help her find a man to share her life after being single for 4 years.
Interestingly, in place of date request, Tahlia got an email from Bumble which states that her photos are no longer available in the app for breaking the guidelines.
With 900,000 followers on Instagram (@tahliaparis) along with an OnlyFans account, the model told, “I was on the app for not even a few hours because pictures I tried posting to my profile were removed even though they were normal photos.
“It happened three or four times to different pictures and Bumble only allowed one of my pictures to stay up, which was really hurting my odds in the dating app world.”
“The photos I posted very were basic. One was a selfie of myself, one was a picture a friend of mine had taken at the beach.”
“I tried to keep it very PG and not model-esque at all.”
“I wanted guys to not stop at my profile because I’m a professional model but because I was just another average girl looking to date.
“I even kept my Instagram and everything private and separate from Bumble.
“I’ve had guys in the past solely try to hook up with me because of my presence on social media.
“When turned down, a few of their responses were like ‘but wait, you model for Playboy’ – as if that was something that made it easier to have sex with me.”
Tahlia joined Bumble after facing issues to meet people in pandemic times; she also wished that she would find someone with the help of the dating app.
“In LA, everything is completely shut down due to Covid, so I thought I would have better odds finding someone to spend time with on an app rather than hoping to meet someone at the grocery store,” she said.
“At first I was upset when they closed my account because why should I have to suffer because others have made fake accounts of me?”
As described by a Bumble spokesperson, “In 2016, we banned shirtless bathroom mirror selfies in response to feedback from our Bumble community – and after our research showed that profiles including those kinds of photos were the most swiped left on.
“As part of that overall policy, our photo guidelines prohibit photos of people indoors wearing swimsuits or underwear.
“Swimsuit photos are acceptable if you’re outside by the pool or on the beach as you’re in a natural setting to be wearing a swimsuit.
“In 2018, we also banned photos of guns on Bumble in response to the Parkland shooting, unless the person pictured is a member of the military or a law enforcement officer in uniform.
“For more details on our photo rules, please visit our Community Guidelines.”
Finally, with all that faced on Bumble, Tahlia isn’t sure if she would continue with online dating practises.
“Online dating has never really been something I’m into but in these circumstances, I thought I’d try it and it didn’t work out. Maybe it’s for the best, “she adds
“For now I’m at a stand-still with dating sadly, but hopefully things will open soon so I can get back out into the normal dating world.”