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George Zimmerman, Searching For 'Carefree' 'Fun,' Kicked Off Tinder After Users Report His Profile

George Zimmerman has also been kicked off Bumble multiple times, and has been spotted on OKCupid.

By Sharon Lynn Pruitt

George Zimmerman was kicked off the dating app Tinder earlier this week after users wasted no time reporting his fake profile.

Zimmerman, who was acquitted in 2013 in the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, billed himself on the app as a self-employed consultant named “Carter” in search of “carefree” “fun,” according to screenshots of the now-deleted profile obtained by Tampa outlet Creative Loafing.

“I love the outdoors, fishing, camping and hiking,” his profile read. “I love adventure, not into huge crowds. I’m also down for a quiet night with Longhorn [Steakhouse] take out.”

“Carter” included a number of personal photos in his profile, including a shirtless pic and a snapshot of himself smiling with his arms around a Rottweiler. Another photo shows him posing in a graduation cap and gown.

A spokesperson for the Tinder app confirmed Thursday that the profile has been deleted, the New York Post reports.

“At Tinder, we take our users’ safety very seriously and our team has removed this profile from our platform,” reads a statement from the company. “We utilize a network of industry-leading automated and manual moderation and review tools, systems and processes — and spend millions of dollars annually — to prevent, monitor and remove bad actors who have violated our Community Guidelines and Terms of Use from our app.”

This latest mishap isn’t Zimmerman’s first time getting banned from a dating app. He’s been kicked off the Bumble app multiple times, first in December and then twice more the following February, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

“George Zimmerman was blocked and banned in December 2018 when we first discovered his profile and we have blocked and banned him again after we were informed by our users that he had created a new unverified profile,” a spokesperson for Bumble said in a statement to the outlet earlier this year. “We have thousands of moderators working tirelessly with our users to make Bumble the safest and most empowering social networking platform and this is another example of those efforts.”

Zimmerman’s Bumble profile listed his occupation as “jury consultant” and claimed that he was looking for “a mature and fun woman that’s ready to be loved and respected the way she deserves and is willing to reciprocate,” according to screenshots obtained by the Orlando Weekly. His profile suggested going out for “coffee and cake pops” and stated that he could often be found at the dog park “with my Rottie or playing basketball,” the outlet reports.

Zimmerman has also been spotted on the OKCupid app, where he lists his name as “Jorge” and claims that his “faith” and “integrity” are very important to him, according to the Orlando Weekly. Underneath the opener “I spend a lot of time thinking about,” he finished the sentence with, “how to help others.”

Since the killing of Trayvon Martin, whose death sparked widespread protests, Zimmerman has continued to have run-ins with the law. He was arrested in 2013 and 2015 for domestic disputes with two different women, but both cases were ultimately dropped.

He pleaded no contest in November to a misdemeanor stalking charge related to accusations that he threatened a private investigator who contacted him on behalf of the producers of a Trayvon Martin documentary, USA Today reports. He was dealt 12 months of probation and was barred from owning a firearm during his sentence, according to the outlet.

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