Sharon Stone blocked from dating app because people didn't believe it was her
We're all aware that dating in the 21st century is something akin to a particularly abundant minefield, aren't we?
Sure, there are more options than ever before to help us find love - or at the very least a passable imitation of fleeting romance - but isn't that simply muddying the waters more and more for us poor bewildered souls, as we stagger from app to app in the vain hope of meeting 'the one'?
Sure, in those halcyon days of yore, one would have to summon up the courage and shoulder the potential embarrassment of actually going to speak to someone they had a mild attraction to. Yet now, we merely swipe left and right in some kind of stupor, barely registering each face as they flash across our field of vision before disappearing forever into the ether.
Watch what happened when this man came face-to-face with a woman he met online:
Having said all of that, dating apps are clearly working for many people. It is not uncommon to hear of people meeting through Tinder, Bumble, or one of the many other modern dating sites and staying together for a long time.
Yet, until very recently, this was not a realistic pursuit of romance for Hollywood star Sharon Stone, who had her Bumble account blocked after people thought it must be an imitation of the Basic Instinct actress as opposed to the real thing.
According to the 62-year-old superstar, there had been numerous reports of a fake profile, which in turn lead to Stone being blocked from using Bumble.
She took to Twitter to write;
"I went on the @bumbledating sight [sic] and they closed my account.
"Some users reported that it couldn’t possibly be me!
Hey @bumble, is being me exclusionary ?"
And Bumble was quick to respond to Stone's dismay at being blocked out of her account. Taking to Twitter, they wrote;
"There can only be one 👑 Stone. Looks like our users thought you were too good to be true. We’ve made sure that you won’t be blocked again. We hope that everyone in our community takes a sec to verify their profiles. (Catherine Tramell from Basic Instinct gets a pass today!)"
Bumble is a dating app that differentiates itself from others, as the woman can be the only one to send the first message when a match is made.