Sharon Stone says dating app Bumble closed her account: ‘Don’t shut me out of the hive’.
Sharon Stone joined the ranks of other prominent stars being open about using dating apps.
The actress, 61, complained to Bumble on Twitter after her profile was blocked because several users reported the account as fake, according to an accompanying screenshot.
“I went on the @bumble dating sight (sic) and they closed my account,” Stone wrote in a post Sunday. “Some users reported that it couldn’t possibly be me!”
“Is being me exclusionary? Don’t shut me out of the hive,” she wrote, referencing the app’s bumble bee design theme.
Bumble editorial director Clare O’Connor chimed in Monday morning to let Stone know the app had reinstated her account and “ensured this won’t happen again.”
O’Connor added: “Thanks for bearing with us and hope you find your honey.”
Bumble Director of Community Experience Cecily Moore confirmed to USA TODAY that Stone was back on the app and invited the actress to visit the company’s headquarters in Austin, Texas, for “profile prep” help.
“Our apologies for the confusion as we’re so honored that Ms. Stone wants to be a part of the Hive,” she added in a statement. “However, being the icon that she is, we can understand how so many of our users felt it was too good to be true once they noticed her profile wasn’t photo verified. Photo verification is just one of the many ways to connect with confidence on Bumble.”
For stars looking to find love online, many turn to Raya, an exclusive, membership-based dating app that celebrities, athletes and online influencers have flocked to for its privacy: Taking screenshots of its famous users can get you in trouble. But others are just like the rest of us – they tackle the dating scene with the usual suspects.
“Orange is the New Black” alum Laverne Cox told Access in 2018 that she met her then-boyfriend on Tinder.
“When I broke up with my ex, I went back on Tinder, because I feel like if you want to date, you have to be on the apps. You have to be on the apps to be in the game,” she said. “I’m really good at screening. I’ve been Internet dating for a very long time.”
Martha Stewart revealed to the “Today” show in 2013 that she had set up a Match.com account.
“You may recognize me from my pictures. Yes, it’s really me,” she wrote on her profile. “I’ve been curious about online dating for a long time, but, like lots of people, have been reluctant to take the leap.”
Before she married husband Chris Fisher, the comedian opened up in her 2016 book “The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo” about meet ex-boyfriend Ben Hanisch on an unnamed dating app.
“In my main profile picture, I was wearing sunglasses and a baseball cap with no makeup. It was a selfie and I made a gross face, looking as though I were dying, because I was hiking, so I was. I also put up a picture of Sophia from ‘The Golden Girls,’ Claire Danes making her cry face on ‘Homeland,’ and one more normal photo where I was smiling and wearing a sweatshirt,” Schumer wrote.
Sarah Hyland used an unorthodox dating app: The “Modern Family” star met her now-fiance Wells Adams on Twitter after she posted about the radio host during his stint on “The Bachelorette” in 2016.
The online flirting transformed into a full blown relationship in October 2017. Adams credited social media with helping them meet. “The internet – it’s amazing,” he told “The Morning Breath” show that year.