The company behind the dating app Bumble just publicly defended a woman who had a crazy message exchange with a man regarding his career. Bumble is a dating app designed to be more female friendly; it's built so that only women are allowed to message a match first. This conversation a user named Amber and a guy she messaged, Connor, began nicely enough. However, it took a sharp turn towards creepiness when she asked him what he does for a living. Since Bumble is geared towards women (and has a female CEO), they have little tolerance for tantrums by bros.
This guy got unhinged pretty quickly after being asked about his job. It's not because he has a bad one:
Wow, right out of the gate this guy is defensive. Then he gets much worse:
Amber responds by taking the high ground:
Then Connor explains that he's "keeping it real" with your standard Red Pill buzzwords about the vast feminist conspiracy against men:
Bumble swarmed and reacted quickly once they heard about Connor:
Here's the full text of their response:
It has been brought to our attention that you lost your cool on one of our female users named Ashley. She made small talk, you felt personally attacked. She mentioned her work day and asked about yours; you assumed that she was prying into your financial status.
We are going to venture a guess into the state of mind of Ashley here, given that we are all working women ourselves. Take a seat, because this concept may blow your mind. Women nowadays work. It’s happened over time, we know, but a vast majority of women from our generation have jobs.
Ah, the sweet sarcasm and shade of informing Connor that women today actually work. And there's more:
With that in mind — and knowing that Ashley simply mentioned work in the conversation — we can gather that she wasn’t hoping to figure out if your wallet was sizeable enough for her to move into your house and start cooking dinner for you after vacuuming your living room while you clock in a 9 to 5 work day. Instead, Ashley was (wait for it, Connor, because this is where things really get interesting), viewing herself as an equal. It might sound crazy, but people connect over the basic routines of life. You know… the weather, working out, grabbing a drink, eating, and working.
And while you may view this as “neo-liberal, Beyonce, feminist-cancer,” and rant about the personal wounds you are trying to heal from classic “entitled gold digging whores,” we are going to keep working. We are going to expand our reach and make sure that women everywhere receive the message that they are just as empowered in their personal lives as they are in the workplace. We are going to continue to build a world that makes small-minded, misogynist boys like you feel outdated.
Finally, Bumble delivers its final sting:
We are going to hope that one day, you come around. We hope that the hate and resentment welling up inside of you will subside and you’ll be able to engage in everyday conversations with women without being cowardice to their power. But until that day comes, Connor, consider yourself blocked from Bumble.
The Bumble Hive
Connor really showed his true bro colors there at the end when he named his alma mater and stated his salary. He's going to make some unlucky woman very unhappy one day.