Users were thrilled and suspicious when they saw a profile of the award-winning actress Sharon Stone in the dating app, Bumble. That account was flagged as fake, according to the app.
That profile was real. Stone made posted on her Twitter account:
Bumble commented on Stone’s tweet and unblocked her profile in the account “Looks like our users thought you were too good to be true.”
This error shows that matchmaking apps are doing their roles in eradicating fake profiles according to a report in Bloomberg. There had been a lot of remarks regarding these matchmakers being used as tools to trick people as per the Federal Trade Commission.
Stone’s profile wasn’t the only celebrity that was deactivated by some matchmaking dating app in an attempt to take out fake accounts. Connor Maynard, a British singer, said he was also taken out from dating apps such as Tinder and Hinge because his account was found to be suspicious. He retweeted Stone’s post about Bumble and captioned, “This happened to me on both @Tinder and @hinge … any help, guys?”
There is a dating app for celebrities, Raya. This only goes to members and has Channing Tatum and John Mayer.
Although celebrities also are signing up for regular ones like Martha Stewart on Match.com, Chelsea Handler, Zac Efron, and Hilary Duff were also Tinder users, and currently, Stone on Bumble.
Bumble is a dating app that lets women make the first move. It boasts as a feminist dating app that brings good people together, Second to Tinder, Bumble is quite famous in the US.
Stone has been married twice. First is with Michael Greenburg, which lasted for three years in-ear the mid-1980s while the second one was with Phil Bronstein in 1998 and lasted for six years. She spoke about some problems in dating. “I was just not that girl who was told that a man would define me, I was told that if I wanted to have a man in my life, it wouldn’t be an arrangement, it would be an actual partnership. And those are hard to find.”
As for her tweet, she got several replies from celebrities. Some GIF supportive image from Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lopez posted a clip from Patricia Arquette’s 2015 acceptance speech. One user said, “They figured mere mortals could not keep up with you.”
In October of 2018, Stone said that she had moved on from finding true love while raising her children as a single parent. “I think somewhere in the back of your mind; you think maybe one day you won’t be a single parent.” She added, “Then, eventually, you realize, I think it’s better. I’m no longer hoping for someone.”
On the lighter side, Bumble spokesperson made an offer for Stone and said, “Photo verification is just one of the many ways to connect with confidence on Bumble. In light of our mix-up with Sharon Stone, we’d like to extend an invitation for her to come to Austin and allow us to host her at the hive for a few hours of profile prep and great food!”
Give Sharon Stone her Bumble account back!