If you’re in a relationship, hold on to them tight. If you’re not, good luck out there because the dating world is mad crazy. Trying to meet people, especially online (is there any other way?) it is rough. Millions of people are trying to find love via dating websites, which means the competition is steep. It’s also challenging to make people not swipe left, meaning, getting someone to be interested in you based on your picture alone is the ultimate goal. So what makes people interested in someone else? If you’re a woman attracted to men, it’s pretty much the same thing since the beginning of time: tall, dark, handsome, and a man in uniform. That brings us to this hilarious yet unfortunate story.
A Florida cop has filed a lawsuit against a dating website for using his picture for marketing purposes. Oh yeah, and he also happens to be married.
Before we go on, we know what you’re thinking: this cop lied to his wife, set up a dating profile online, and got caught, so now he’s suing the company, acting like he had nothing to do with it.
However, companies of all sorts have been caught in the past for wrongfully using images without permission simply because they came across a random image online. Also, the man is hot! So, of course, these online dating websites would want to attract users by using the image of an attractive young police officer (in uniform) as a way to lure in people who are starving for love (or something else, wink wink).
David Guzman alleges that he had no idea his image was being used as a marketing ploy for online dating websites until his friends came across his advertisement.
According to court documents, last year Guzman said his friends told him that they had seen his picture and informed him like ‘hey, dude isn’t this you?’ Another person who found out: his wife! Yikes!!
The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that his wife asked Guzman why his picture was on a dating website, and he responded to her by saying he “had no idea.” Okay, like that’s going to be enough for her to believe him. By the way, the advertisement that accompanied his picture said: “Bulletproof vest? Nah, it’s all muscle” Catchy and enticing! But yeah, he said he did not write that either.
The 33-year-old police officer contacted the owner of the dating websites and demanded that they take down his picture from UniformDating.com.
NSI Holdings, owner of Cupid.com and UniformDating.com, didn’t take down the picture. First, they demanded that Guzman show identification, which he did promptly. Then NSI Holdings alleges that they found a dating profile that included his name, his age, and his birthdate and his email address.
Their argument is they have a right to use his picture because he apparently has a dating profile. They’re saying that either Guzman or someone close to him, started a profile and used his information. NSI Holdings also found that the person attached to that dating website did go on UniformDating.com and “that creation of the profile was a momentary dalliance.”
Furthermore, people who use NSI Holdings dating website sign the terms and agreements which state that they can use your image and information as they please “to reproduce and broadcast the information contained in your profile including your name, photograph” and other submissions “for marketing and other purposes,” without compensating the user. Now that is some kind of bullshit.
Guzman alleges that the company has still not taken down his picture, and he’s not rolling over and taking this kind of harassment.
It’s unclear what Guzman is asking for in his lawsuit, aside from the company taking down his picture, but we’re sure some monetary payback is in order.
“Defendant’s use of plaintiff’s image, likeness and/or identity in connection with a dating service impugns plaintiff’s character, embarrasses him, and suggests — falsely — that he, a married person, is presently dating and seeking out other partners,” the lawsuit states according to the New York Post.
Legal docs go on to state, that Guzman is “a married man and respected member of his community who has been caught with a profile on an online dating website.” Or perhaps he just got caught with his pants down, so to speak. No! We remain Team Guzman.
Yup, you read that correct. Our beloved Bad Bunny was admitted to a Miami hospital. But don’t worry too much, he appears to be in good condition and even posted a photo of his IV to Instagram.
That hasn’t stopped an outpouring of support from his fans along with a few well-meaning jokes at the reggaetonero’s expense because of what he captioned the photo with.
Bad Bunny was admitted to a Miami hospital but we don’t quite know why just yet.
We do know Conejo Malo has been involved in various protests against his now ousted governor Ricky Rosselló in his home island of Puerto Rico. He also paused his European tour to take part.
Maybe after Rosselló stepped down, he celebrated too much?
It’s this photo that Bad Bunny posted to his Instagram that sent his millions of fans into a worried shock.
He captioned the post with: “Miami siempre , or “Miami always wins.” None of are quite too sure what he means by that but there are plenty of speculations across social media.
The photo, which received more than 1 million likes, caused some concern among his followers who sent him well wishes and advised him to rest.
Yes, Bad Bunny, you turned us all into your abuelita as we were worried sick about you.
Please post an update so we can know for sure if you’re doing better. And while you’re at it, maybe go a little easier next time you’re in Miami…
I mean Instagram user @tetediaz2929 was all ready to fly to Miami, saying “I’m coming to take care of you my cute little thing.”
But there were some jokes mixed in too.
Thanks to Bad Bunny’s own caption, many are speculating that maybe he just partied too hard and just couldn’t hang with the city of Miami.
While some people had totally different priorities.
I mean…we all have our priorities and some of are more thirsty than others.
And then there’s those on Twitter who found his situation relatable and even tried to make a meme out of it.
Thankfully, it seems that Bad Bunny is totally fine now. Otherwise this maybe would of been a little weird, if not insensitive. But let’s be honest. We’ve all felt a bit like how Bad Bunny looks when we have to log them hours at the trabajo.
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