Community Guidelines

These Guidelines and our Terms and Conditions are designed to ensure every user has a safe and enjoyable experience on Lumen. Failure to adhere to these guidelines may result in losing access to our platform.

Upload only your own photos

We take copyright very seriously. If you don't own the rights to a photo please don't post it. Every photo must contain your face. If it is not clear enough, our moderators will remove it.

Respect all users

We're a very diverse community. This means you should respect other people's beliefs, interests and property while on Lumen. Lumen takes a strong stance against hate speech, rude or abusive behavior, bullying, misandry and misogyny. You should behave the same way on Lumen as you would in real life. Additionally we encourage all of our users to report anyone who does not follow these behavioral guidelines. As a community rooted in honesty and respect, we expect all of our users to respect each other, themselves, and the Lumen staff.

Send original messages to other users

We strongly advise against copying and pasting the same message to every connection. We encourage our users to read profiles, learn about other people’s interests, and send an appropriate, relevant message to each individual. We promise this will increase your chances of engaging in interesting conversations. Remember your introductory message needs to be at least 100 characters long.

Don't pretend you're someone you're not

As previously stated, do not post photos that are not of you. All profiles on Lumen are verified to confirm your identity and those of the people you interact with on Lumen. Every profile must contain at least three photos of you, and a written profile.

Lumen photo guidelines:

  • No kids on their own. They must be in the photo with an adult, and fully clothed.
  • No photos in bikinis/swimwear indoors.
  • No pictures in underwear.
  • No shirtless/underwear Mirror Selfies.
  • Face must be clearly visible in all photos.
  • No watermarks or text overlaid.
  • No pornographic material.
  • No graphic hunting photos.
  • No guns.

Don't do anything illegal on our app

Illegal activity will not be tolerated on Lumen. This may result in being banned from the site, and/or being reported to the authorities.

No soliciting

Lumen isn't for selling things. If you try to use it as a marketplace, you'll be banned.

No kids on their own, they must be in the photo with an adult & fully clothed

Lumen is for 50+ years, therefore we don’t allow kids to be alone in photos as representatives of their parents or grandparents. In addition, all children must be completely clothed. This is safer for both children and their parents.

If you don't follow these guidelines, you'll receive a warning (unless our team decides to block without warning at our discretion). If you ignore this warning, you risk losing your account. These guidelines are designed to make Lumen a friendly and safe place for all our users.

In the event there is a discrepancy between this English language version and any translated copies of these Guidelines, the English version shall prevail.