Thursday, January 31, 2019

Gay Dating App BANS Underwear Photos

Anyone who’s used a dating app will be used to seeing photos of potential dates in skimpy clothes.

But one dating app has banned such images - and users aren’t happy about it. Scruff has banned images of men in underwear or swimming trucks, after it was suspended from the Google Play store on several occasions.

The app is targeted at gay , bisexual and trans men, who can search through profiles of other men in their area.

Despite being very popular, the app has been removed from the Google Play store several times in recent months.

Google has not revealed the reason for this.

In a blog post, a spokesperson for Scruff said: “Had this removal been permanent, it would have been devastating to our company and our community.”

Scruff has now taken the decision to update its user policy, and now bans:

- Suggestive or explicit sexual acts

- Exposed buttocks

- Covering the genitals with hands, towels or other objects

- Photos taken in the shower

- Photos in swimming trunks or underwear

- Lowering the waistband to draw attention to the groin

- Sexually suggestive embraces

Several users taken to Twitter to express their annoyance at the new policy.

One user said: “What’s up with the new photo guidelines on your app??? Can’t post a pic in a speedo? Can’t kiss or hug another person? Wow.”

Another said: “Scruff placing “guidelines” on underwear pics (or anything frankly) is ridiculous and disappointing.”