Tinder have banned a man for life following a series of abusive messages 5 years ago

Tinder have banned a man for life following a series of abusive messages

A warning to anyone who sends abusive messages on the app...

A man has been given a lifetime ban from Tinder after he sent one of his matches a series of racist insults.


The man, named Nick, is from the US and claims to be of Irish descent and was banned from the app today after screenshots of the messages he'd sent appeared online.

It started out normal enough, he matched with a girl and tried to strike up a conversation with her.

She initially responded but it seems she wasn't that keen as her replies dried up fairly promptly, which Nick did not take kindly to at all.

In fact, Nick needs to sort himself out and learn to deal with rejection.


He responded with a series of abusive and racial slurs towards his match with Elite Daily receiving screenshots of the conversation.

Tinder's VP of Communications & Brand Rosette Pambakian got wind of the exchange and released a statement on Tinder's blog which made it clear that this kind of behaviour would not be tolerated on their dating app.

Hey Nick (and anyone who behaves like you),

We’re swiping you off the island.

Tinder has a zero-tolerance policy on disrespect. No racist rants. No sexist pigs. No trolling. No jerks who can’t get over their own inadequacies long enough to have a decent conversation with another person on Tinder.

I was personally offended by what you said. Your words to that woman were an assault, not only on her, but on all of us. Every day, we work to rid our ecosystem of bad actors like you. Why anyone would choose to go out into the world and spread hate I will never understand, but you do not have that choice on Tinder. Hate is not an option and we will continue to fight it wherever it rears its ugly head. 

You have a lot to learn, Nick. I see that you studied global business, and that you joined your school’s programs for young entrepreneurs and technology management. Great choices. Because you’ll need to search far and wide to find an organization that will employ you now. Not sure if you’ve heard, but more and more women are becoming successful entrepreneurs and business leaders. Clearly, you haven’t been paying attention. Women’s voices are only getting louder. So let me say this loud and clear: you and your kind are not welcome in our world.

And we have the power to keep you out of it.

Rosette Pambakian 
Vice President, Communications & Brand