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Bumble bans ghosting — stood-up singles can now report offenders

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Bumble is creating a buzz — by cracking down on rude behavior.

The trendy dating platform will now allow its millions of users to report each other for ghosting on an in-person date. The app claims to be the first to take a clear stance on the matter.

According to Engadget, the app’s updated guidelines are intended to “discourage no-show behavior through disallowing the act of not turning up to an in-person meet up despite clear plans agreed by both parties.”

Stood-up singletons will now be able to use the in-app report feature to rat out offenders. A moderator will then fact-check the claim before taking action.

The behavior will also now appear on Bumble’s list of bullying and abusive conduct no-no’s, due to the “profound impact on a person’s mental health” ghosting could inflict. Offenders could find themselves banned from the platform.

Users could be reported for no-showing then ghosting, which could result in a banned account.
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Previously, Bumble had shrugged off ghosting as “the imperfect nature of dating.”

“We fully get that ghosting can be disappointing or frustrating, but sometimes it happens,” the help page regarding ghosting previously read, per TechCrunch.

“If someone suddenly stops messaging you, see it as their loss and an opportunity to find someone better for you,” the old guidelines stated.

The new rule is an attempt to “discourage no-show behavior through disallowing the act of not turning up to an in-person meet up despite clear plans agreed by both parties.”
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Now, the newly-amended rules state clearly that no-showing for an in-person meet-up violates the app’s community guidelines.

“This is when both parties have agreed on clear plans, but one person doesn’t make contact before (or after) the date to explain why they can’t make it,” the page reads.

The Post reached out to reps from Bumble for further comment.

Doxxing and victim-blaming will also now be considered bullying and abusive conduct, Bumble says. The app also now prohibits the use of artificial intelligence to match with users or talk with matches.

Since the ChatGPT boom over the last year, the tool has often been pressed into the role of Cupid, as bachelors have utilized the smart chatbot to woo matches.

“We prioritize fostering a community built on genuine connections, so any attempts to artificially influence connections, matching, conversations, or engagement through the use of automation or scripting is strictly prohibited,” the guidelines read.

Amid the AI matchmaking crackdown, Bumble also denounced the use of its platform to promote or sell X-rated content on sites like OnlyFans.

Being stood up for a date could have a “profound impact on a person’s mental health,” according to Bumble.
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The updated guidelines will apply to the company’s three apps: Bumble, Badoo and Bumble For Friends (BFF).

As the ever-changing dating landscape — with its novel trends and hip lingo — continues to evolve, Bumble said it is dedicated to updating its guidelines as new “risks and potential harms” emerge from “new behaviors” identified on the platform.

In 2023, Bumble has already removed 8.2 million accounts with the help of its automated safeguard system that flags guideline violations.

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