Jennifer Braden, a 19-year-old sophomore home for the weekend from Akron University, was mortified recently as she walked in on her father, 43-year-old Scott Braden, using her phone to swipe through potential Bumble matches.
“My dad asked to use my phone to take a picture, because mine has a better camera,” a visibly shaken Braden told reporters. “I step out for one second and next thing I know, he’s going through my Bumble, mumbling about how this boy seems cute, or that boy should put a shirt on. I was horrified.”
While the elder Braden claimed he was doing so “just as a joke,” he did seem surprisingly invested, at one point asking, “Jenny, is there a way to go back if you accidentally swiped left on someone you wanted to swipe right on? I can’t get the hang of this thing, but that Justin kid looked like he had kind eyes.”