Dating App Bans Pics of Guns, Knives in Name of ‘Safety’

Is that any safer than meeting an internet stranger for a date?

Bumble is a dating app and in the name of “safety” has decided to ban all photos of guns and knives unless the user is law enforcement or military. Apparently seeing a person exercise their Second Amendment right is unsafe and meeting a stranger from the internet for a love connection carries no risk at all.

On Monday, Bumble began monitoring old and new accounts “for the presence of guns” and is asking all users to report any photo of weaponry. 

A statement from the company reads:

Online behavior can both mirror and predict how people treat each other in the real world. Bumble has a responsibility to our users and a larger goal to encourage accountability offline.

As mass shootings continue to devastate communities across the country, it’s time to state unequivocally that gun violence is not in line with our values, nor do these weapons belong on Bumble.

The only possible silver lining to this is that it could lead to helping some guys get more dates. Because when was the last time you heard a woman say, “That’s a lovely katana sword display you have there, fella?”

But apparently hunters, outdoorsmen, and gun enthusiasts don’t deserve to meet their gun-loving soul mates, at least on this dating app. Consider this decision bumbled.

H/T National Review