A model has claimed that she was kicked off Tinder for being far too attractive, with men who matched her insisting she must be a catfish.
Holly Valentine, 26, decided to join the popular dating app Tinder in the hopes of meeting new and interesting people, as she often travels around the world with work. She thought it would be a great way of exploring new cities.
To get the most out of the app, Holly paid for the premium version which entitled her to see people from all around the world. To make herself look like the great catch she is, she posted a number of snaps that showed off her enviable figure and photogenic face.
From LA, the model often posts racy pictures on Instagram for her 1.2 million fans, but when it came to her Tinder she insists she used “clean” images as she is shy when it comes to flirting with men in real life.
Despite her modest array of pictures, Holly claims that within hours of setting up her account she had an overwhelming amount of messages which were adamant that she wasn’t real, and that her account was fake.
Before Holly knew it, she was locked out of the app and when she tried to redownload it, it wouldn’t let her sign in.
She said: “I travel a lot so I wanted to date and meet new people when I was travelling and in town, so I bought the most expensive package that they offer that lets you set your location to anywhere.
“It’s like $86 which for an app is expensive! I used clean pictures, did everything I was supposed to, swiped right on a couple of people, I got some matches and then started binge-watching Game of Thrones.
“Then after a couple of hours, I went back on saw a couple of previews of messages and then got locked out of the app.
“The previews that I did see were “you’re probably not real”, “why would a girl like you be on tinder”, “why won’t you answer!?!?” “I didn’t even get to meet anyone or even really use the app.”
To find out what was going on, Holly decided to contact Tinder. They gave her a full refund for the premium version of the app she had listed up for, but she never received an explanation as to what happened to her account. So, she came to her own conclusions.
She claims to be disappointed at how her experience with the app turned out, as she’s shy when it comes to dating and thought the app would be the perfect solution to breaking the ice.
Holly says she has a ton of fans on Instagram and she often receives marriage proposals and some rather strange requests from married men who want her to threaten them if they don’t follow her orders.
She said: “I have a lot of respect for people with fetishes so it takes a lot to weird me out, but the one I am always shocked by is when guys want me to ‘ruin them’ and reach out to their wives or girlfriends or even jobs if they don’t obey me.
“I’ve done it once and I could never do it again. Most of the time the requests are pretty normal though.”
Holly is aware of her provocative appearance but likes to think of herself as the “girl next door” type really, as she has a nerdy side she doesn’t show her multitude of followers.
She commented: “I’m all-natural, very fit, blonde, girl next door looking. I do have a nerdy side and I’m not afraid to show it but depending on the wardrobe or makeup I can go from looking like an all-natural college girl or a bombshell.
“I’m extremely real and people know that the first second. When people meet me in real life the first thing they say is ‘you’re exactly the same in real life’.
“A lot of people are going for the ‘girl next door’ vibe but that’s just who I am.”
Throughout the week, she likes to keep herself busy by preparing and uploading content to her various social media pages. She often wakes up as early as 6 am each day for photoshoots, YouTube collaborations and brand strategy planning with her team of representatives.
She said: “Half the week I’m shooting waking up at 6 am, doing hair and makeup, shooting stuff for Instagram and my subscription platforms and then I’m usually answering emails and then taking photos for my company’s Instagram
“Sometimes I’ll do YouTube as well or collaborate with other models or influencers.
“The rest of the week I am at my office working with the branding team.
“Sometimes my Instagram actually comes into the mix there as well if we are trying to promote something or reach out to contacts I’ve made from doing Instagram as an influencer.”
Holly has admitted that she’s also a member of the private social media app OnlyFans. On a subscription basis, she will post private content and is now one of the site’s top earners.
She says the money that she earns from this goes towards helping her launch her business venture, as well as maintaining a luxurious lifestyle.
She said: “I had never done anything like that and I was really curious but I was working in an office every day and just didn’t think I could do it. Then I met a girl who did it and I just kind of went for it.
“I am one of the top earners on OnlyFans but because I reinvest a lot of the money I get from brand work back into my image OnlyFans gives me the ability to still save and have the lifestyle that I want and grow my business at the same time.”
She says that she has now given up on the hopes of relaunching her Tinder profile, but she has provided a few handy tips for anyone who wants to date her.
“Don’t try too hard. Everyone is most desirable when they are true to themselves. I also love it when a guy smells nice.”
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Aimee is a Media & Communications graduate from Birmingham City University with a passion for everything related to cats, milkshakes and Oreo-flavoured consumables. You will often find Aimee typing furiously equipped with a Greggs’ sausage roll and a gingerbread man.