There are certain kinds of photos users of dating apps tend to loathe, and the suggestive mirror selfie tends to be at the top of that list, somewhere near photos of guys holding a fish and gym selfies. That’s why today, the dating app Bumble has taken action to ban selfies of users posing in their underwear, or while wearing swimsuits indoors. In addition, you can no longer upload photos of just your child, though Bumble hasn’t gone so far as to ban images of children altogether.
Banning pictures of kids on their own makes a lot of sense. After all, the kids didn’t agree to join a dating app – this app is for adults who are 18 or older.
It also limits children’s exposure to potential predators, and respects the children’s right to privacy. However, Bumble will still allow photos of parents and children together, and will continue to leave it up to its users as to whether or not they’ll take the step of blurring out their children’s faces.
Banning mirror selfies, on the other hand? Well, prepare for some backlash.
While many people agree that people who take these kinds of photos are generally theworst (or are on the app because they’re mainly trolling for hookups), there’s something to be said for allowing people to post whatever stupid photo of themselves they’d like.
After all, it’s a great way to weed out the narcissists, isn’t it?
And, hey, maybe sometimes you are just looking for a hookup. Spotting a half-nude mirror selfie certainly seems to indicate that you’d have a better shot at succeeding with with that goals by swiping right on these suggestive profiles.
I mean, really, who is Bumble to judge? Everyone’s gotta eat.