Guns and dating do not have anything in common. When most people go out on a date, they usually don’t think about taking a gun with them. Not unless they plan on shooting at a gun range or hunting in the great outdoors. Still, the average person will not bring a gun with them to go to the movies, out to eat or to sit outside under the stars.
In February of 2018, a tragic situation took place in Parkland, Florida. A young man named Nikolas Cruz killed 17 people after going on a shooting spree. Many people lost their lives and a national gun debate emerged from this situation. In the aftermath of this incident, people all over the nation (and the world) had to rethink gun laws, school violence and guns in general. Another area that was impacted by this event was social media and how users portray themselves online.
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Apparently, Nikolas Cruz had a social media profile that portrayed himself using guns. He also sent crypted messages through his profile page about using his weapons. Most people just did not pick up on his behavior at the time. Those who did see something off probably just dismissed him as being crazy. Still, the signs where there.
Whitney Wolfe realized that a dating site should not be a place to display firearms. What’s the point? As CEO of Bumble, Whitney Wolfe even stated that guns just does not fit with Bumble’s values. She also pointed out that there are women on her staff who are gun owners. They even agreed to get rid of the guns from the site. This took place sometime around March of 2018.
Bumble’s leaders reported that many people were pissed off by this announcement. They threatened Whitney Wolfe and her team. Some users even stated that they were going to get the ladies at Bumble. They even sent pictures of their genitalia and guns to the staff. Whitney had to hire a police presence at her office to keep everyone safe. Whitney Wolfe also got rid of guns on her site to ensure that no one would be identified as a potential weapon toting psychopath from her site. She wants people to feel protected, safe and secure while they try to find love on Bumble. Bumble is a feminist dating app that secures safety and security to all its members.
Check more about Whitney Wolfe: https://pagesix.com/2018/04/16/bumble-founder-feared-shed-be-blacklisted-after-tinder-lawsuit/
Wow. Kudos to NZ MP @janlogie, who has devoted her career to the cause of women’s safety from abuse and violence. Look what’s possible when women lead, and allies of all genders listen! 🙌 https://t.co/4gpiDcLUIK
— Whitney Wolfe Herd (@WhitWolfeHerd) July 26, 2018