Why American dating App Bumble has apologized to married city lawyer Donald Kipkorir
American dating app, Bumble, was forced to issue an apology to Kenyan renowned city lawyer Donald. B. Kipkorir, after he discovered there was an online profile bearing his details being used on the app.
In his call out on the Texas based, women first, dating app, Mr Kipkorir said he would never join a dating website because he was a devout Catholic.
Dear @BumbleSupport@bumble.. I had never heard of Bumble until today when a friend of mine sent me my following profile showing I am on Bumble .. As a Roman Catholic, I can’t join a Dating Site. Kindly block the person using my profile picture below & my name Donald,” said Mr Kipkorir in his message.
Donald Kipkorir, a wealthy city lawyer, married Noni Weru a handful of years ago and share a child. He proposed to her aboard an Emirates flight in late 2017 and paid dowry for her in a glamourous traditional ceremony months later.
Prior to Bumble responding to Mr Kipkorir, his followers demanded to know what he was doing on the app and it could have been possible that it was his secret profile before his friend, Marylyn Nganga, discovered it.
“Wewe ni fisi sema tu Ukweli (You are a ladies’ man. Just tell the truth),” laughed Alfred Bii.
“Marylyn Ng’ang’a was about to hit the jackpot,” Lawrence Lishy opined.
Hours later, Bumble issued an apology to the vocal city lawyer.
“We’re sorry this is happening! Fake profiles go 100% against our guidelines. Please send us a DM so we can find this account. We’re sorry this is happening! Fake profiles go 100% against our guidelines. Please send us a DM so we can find this account. 💛,” said Bumble in its statement.
Bumble is an American dating app where people interested in each other can match on the app due to shared interests, but it is the woman who has to make the decision on if she will move forward with meeting a person she matched with.
“When members of the opposite sex match on Bumble, women are required to make the first move, shifting old-fashioned power dynamics and encouraging equality from the start.” Bumble said on its official website.
The Bumble App also provides a platform for people to network in making friends or growing one’s professional network.
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