Thanks, Tinder, for Banning Bigots From the App for Life
Tinder already won our hearts when it updated its user interface to include people of all different genders and sexual orientations, but this latest news has us loving the people who run the app even more. When Tinder user Nick went on a racist rant against a girl he matched with, he fell into five minutes of (not-so-fun) internet fame and Tinder ended up banning him for life.
A higher-up at Tinder gave Nick a lifetime ban in honor of National Pig Day yesterday, appropriate with him behaving like such a pig:
"Hey Nick (and anyone who behaves like you), we’re swiping you off the island. Tinder has a zero-tolerance policy on disrespect. No racist rants. No sexist pigs. No trolling. No jerks who can’t get over their own inadequacies long enough to have a decent conversation with another person on Tinder," wrote Rosette Pambakian, a VP at Tinder.
The woman's sin, it seems, was not replying to Nick fast enough (the shame!), so he sent some nasty messages. These rants included racial slurs, and it wasn’t directed toward a single girl, but rather, anyone by whom he felt he was being rejected. Not sure why anyone would reject such an awesome guy.
After the initial exchange, another girl came forward with similar complaints about Nick, and he's definitely not getting a date any time soon. Abuse and harassment is never acceptable, and that goes as well for a date you haven’t even met yet (and now never will!).