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Daisy Renegade has been using dating apps for two years and at one point in time, she was receiving ‘over 10,000 matches'.
However, after reaching her peak, Daisy began to realise her success was waning.
“It’s like the apps were making me completely invisible,” she told The Mirror.
Daisy now believes she has fallen victim to a so-called ‘shadow ban’, in which her account is still active but is not shown to anyone else using the app.
Other suspicious activity reported by Daisy includes the fact she stopped receiving messages from people she’d already matched with, and some of her matches were disappearing completely.
The 35-year-old added: “I was paying for the premium versions of the apps but I wasn’t getting any benefit.”
She was also paying for ‘boosts’ to her profile, which essentially spotlights a person for the area they’re in.
The situation spiralled after her dating app accounts started disappearing altogether without any warning or explanation.
She recalled: “I started making more accounts using different phone numbers and SIM cards, but the same thing was happening every time.”
After feeling like she had been banned altogether from dating apps, Daisy emailed whoever she could in an attempt to get to the bottom of the problem, but she never received a proper explanation.
Daisy now believes she’s been discriminated against for being ‘pretty’ and having an OnlyFans account.
She says she’s never advertised her channel on dating apps, however her Instagram account is often linked to her dating profiles, which features a link to her OnlyFans page.
“I’ve had a lot of people messaging me on apps saying I’m only there to advertise my account, but I’m just being upfront about it from the beginning,” she explained.
“A lot of people won’t like it and if I’m looking to date, the best thing to do is be honest.”
Although she can never know for sure why she’s been banned from several dating apps, Daisy suspects the OnlyFans page is the reason.
She said: “I think it’s possibly to do with them not liking sex workers in general. These apps are stigmatising something that really shouldn’t be an issue.
“We live in a society that encourages women to be open and free, but as soon as we talk about sex or being liberal with our bodies, we’re punished.
“I think it’s misogynistic as hell.”