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What is Bumble? Bumble is a self-proclaimed feminist dating app that prides itself on being a game-changer. Bumble was launched in December of 2014 by the co-founder of Tinder, Whitney Wolfe. It is a location-based dating app that always gives females the power to make the first move.

In addition to Bumble dating, the company also offers two other social networking services: Bumble BFF and Bumble Biz

How does Bumble work?

Users can browse through profiles and either swipe right if they like what they see, or swipe left if they don't. If both users mutually swipe right, they make a match, and a connection is made. From there, women can choose if the interaction will go any further by initiating a conversation via video chat or messaging. After the match is mutually made, the woman has 24 hours to contact the male user; if she chooses not to reach out within the allotted time, the connection and the potential dating opportunity disappears.

While ladies have the power to make the first move in opposite gender matches, you should know that anyone can sign up for Bumble. The difference is that in same-sex matches, either party can make the first move by sending the first message.  

Bumble is a location-based dating app. You have to enable your mobile device's geolocation permission to use the app. When you go to swipe for matches, you are presented with local daters first. Once you get past the local users, the distance moves out further. 

Bumble believes that healthy relationships are central to living a positive and productive life. Bumble is an online dating app and a social network that encourages women to feel empowered as users make meaningful connections. Whether Bumble users are looking for friends, increasing their professional network, or finding love, Bumble is one of the most vocal dating apps that advocates for integrity, kindness, equality, confidence, and respect. 

What can you do for FREE on Bumble?

Like most online dating platforms, Bumble is free, but offers paid upgrades. However, unlike most platforms, you can do lots of things truly for free, including swiping, matching, and messaging — that's right FREE MESSAGING. 

This is compared with many online dating sites where free users don't have full access to messaging, like Zoosk, or aren't allowed to see the whole profile, like Match

What are the premium or paid features on Bumble?

While most things you can do for free on this dating app, there are a few benefits to users who pay for premium features.

Bumble Boost

With the premium Bumble Boost subscription, you get the following added benefits: 

  • Added filters — A free membership gets anyone access to two free search filters for things like height, pets, religion, education, fitness, users with verified profiles, connection preferences (whether you are looking for something casual, an LTR, or marriage) and more. Boost subscribers get unlimited filter access.
  • Extend the time limit on matches
  • Re-match with connections that have expired
  • See everyone that has right-swiped on your profile

Subscriptions are available as in-app purchases and vary from just a one-day boost to a Lifetime option. Here's what it will cost to upgrade to Bumble Boost: 

  • 1 Day — $2.99
  • 1 Week — $9.99
  • 1 Month — $22.49
  • 3 Months — $16.66 per month ($49.99 total)
  • 6 Months — $13.33 per month ($79.99 total) 
  • Lifetime — $119.99

Bumble Coins

Bumble Coins are purchasable in the app to give you access to premium features like Spotlight and SuperSwipe. Coins can be purchased in the app, in groups of 5, 15, or 30: 

  • 5 Coins — $7.99
  • 15 Coins — $19.99
  • 30 Coins — $34.99

Spotlight 

For two Bumble coins, your profile gets shuffled to the top end of the deck for everyone swiping for 30 minutes, so you are visible to more people instantly. 

SuperSwipe

For one Bumble Coin, SuperSwipe lets you tell someone that you are 'super' interested, so you stand out from other connections. They even get a notification saying that you are really interested in them. 

Keep reading our 2020 Bumble app review for pros and cons of using this online dating platform. To find out what other online daters are saying about this dating site, scroll down for Bumble reviews

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The Good

  • User-Friendly App
  • Not Just For Dating
  • Unique Approach
  • Post-Match Chat Rate
  • Focuses on Safety
  • Lots of Users
  • Photo Verification 
  • Snooze Feature

User-Friendly App

The app is user-friendly and easy to navigate. To get started: 

  • Download the app (iOS or Android)
  • Set up the profile
  • Choose the preferred gender (Men, Women, or Everyone)
  • Start swiping

Previously, users were required to initially log in through their Facebook account to access Bumble. However, since the Cambridge Analytica debacle, users now have the option to sign up with a phone number instead. 

If you do sign up with your Facebook account, the platform pulls from their social media profile, making it faster and easier to build your dating profile. You can even import photos from your Facebook profile. The app displays employment history, age, and education information on users' profiles unless otherwise specified. In addition to Facebook, users also have the option of linking their Spotify or Instagram account. 

Another way that Bumble offers a more user-friendly experience is by offering more inclusive gender descriptions. Rather than having to select your gender as Male or Female, as you often are required to do on some of the more old-school dating sites, Bumble offers inclusive gender identity and sexual orientation options on its app. 

Not Just For Dating

Although Bumble started primarily as a free dating app, users can also use their Bumble account to expand their career opportunities and social network. On Bumble Bizz, members can pursue a career change, meet team-members, co-workers or become a mentor.

Bumble Bizz was created so that professionals can connect with other professionals and help make networking feel more natural. 

Bumble BFF is an excellent option for people who are new to a city or are wanting to expand their social circle. BFF was designed to make it easier for users to build a supportive community. No matter where users are located, Bumble BFF makes it easier to create meaningful and lasting relationships. 

All three modes are available to access easily in one account, without needing to download multiple mobile apps. 

Unique Approach

Unlike the majority of dating sites, this app gives men a break and females the power. Bumble hopes that by giving women the power to make the first move, it creates a safer dating environment built on equal ground. Stereotypically, the man is the one who is expected to initiate the conversation, and Bumble is trying to bring equality into the mix.

So how does Bumble work?

It only allows communication once both users have mutually selected each other, a safety and compatibility feature that many women enjoy when using the app. Going into that first conversation, both individuals will have already expressed some form of interest for one another.

This app is also great for men that find initiating conversations with women stressful or daunting. Men on the app commonly claim that when women contact them, it makes them feel "flattered." However, for men who have their eyes set on a woman who did not contact them in the first 24 hours, they can choose to extend the allotted time to 48 hours, once a day. Even with the time extension, however, it is not guaranteed that the women will respond. If she chooses not to, the connection still disappears.

In addition, Bumble is a same-sex friendly dating app, if there is a mutual connection, both users have the ability to make the first move and start the conversation. If you are interested in pursuing a same-sex relationship or a platonic relationship on the Bumble app, keep in mind that the 24-hour time frame still applies for either of the two parties to start the conversation.

Post-Match Chat Rate

Common complaints about dating apps like Tinder are that once a match is made, users don't always follow-through and chat with their matches. With this dating service, Bumble's unique approach to matching and messaging and its 24-hour rule, provide a higher incidence of post-match messaging. 

Focuses on Safety

Bumble aims to create a safe and enjoyable experience for every member using the app/site. As Bumble has a diverse community, the company urges its users to be respectful of others' beliefs, interests, and property. Bumble states that it takes a strong stance against hate speech, rude or abusive behavior, bullying, and misogyny. The online dating app encourages all its users to report any inappropriate behavior.

Bumble also has particular 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. (praise the maker)
  • Face must be clearly visible in all photos
  • No watermarks or text overlaid
  • No pornographic material
  • No graphic hunting photos
  • No guns

Bumble users can also report a fake profile by scrolling to the bottom of the profile and clicking on the ‘Block and Report’ option. Users will then be asked to give a report reason and include any additional comments for the Bumble moderation team to consider. 

On top of that, iOS users can try out the Private Detector, which will warn you if any lewd photos are sent to you via messaging. 

Lots of Users

As of September 2019, Bumble was the second-most popular dating app in the United States by size, with an audience of 5.03 million. The first place was Tinder, with 7.86 million. 

What does it mean for you?

Using one of the most popular dating apps means that your local dating pool should be larger, than if you use a less popular option. According to Statista, less popular options include online dating apps like Plenty of Fish (4.28 million), Match (1.95 million), or OK Cupid (1.79 million). 

Photo Verification 

To help cut down on fake profiles, Bumble has an option to verify your profile. The system provides a selfie pose that you have to copy. Once you submit the picture, it will be reviewed by a real (human) administrator, within a few minutes. 

Once your profile is verified, you can request verification on your matches' profiles as well. 

Snooze Feature

Bumble offers a snooze feature that keeps you out of potential matches' dating/swiping pool while preserving your account and any saved connections. There are a few different snooze time limit options:  

  • 24 hours
  • 72 hours
  • 7 days
  • Indefinitely

So, if you are too busy to Bumble, you don't have to worry about not responding quickly enough to potential matches, before they expire. You can also take a social media cleanse, without having to delete your app or profile. 

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The Bad

  • Only 24 Hours to Connect with Someone
  • Bumble Profile Limitations
  • Lack of Complete Algorithm
  • Not All Features Are Available on the Website

Only 24 Hours to Connect with Someone

Some men are frustrated that women don't always start the conversation in the 24 hour period, resulting in a lost dating connection. The time limit adds pressure and can make the process feel inorganic and rushed. Not only that, but the 24 hour time period is easy to forget. If women don't initiate the conversation with guys in the allotted time, he is left powerless, and the match disappears. If turned on, push notifications can act as reminders for women.

There is an Extend option. All app users get a free Extend per day. If you subscribe to Bumble Boost, you get unlimited Extend use. 

Bumble Profile Limitations

Bumble only allows users to have 6 pictures, their job title, place of employment, education, and then a tagline that is limited to 300 characters on their complete dating profile. Users don't have access to much information right off of the bat, but setting up your account is way faster than dating sites that require a long questionnaire. 

Like Tinder though, a majority of users base their decision on the physical attractiveness of your profile picture, so word count might not be the biggest issue on this platform. 

Lack of Complete Algorithm

There is no formula or complete algorithm to how matches are chosen. Bumble will match based on age, Facebook information and location. While users can add their education, and job information, there is no verification process to make sure those are correct. When specifying preferences for what the user wants in the other person, the only customizable options are age gender preference.

As far as distance goes, Bumble will first show the closest options. Once those run-out, the dating app will show options farther and farther away. 

Not All Features Are Available on the Website

While Bumble recently made its online dating services available on the web, Bumble Web currently does not offer Bumble Bizz, Bumble BFF, Beeline, or Advanced filters. In addition, purchases for Bumble Boost and Bumble Coins must be processed via mobile device on the Bumble app (you can find the dating app on the app store) to access all the features that this dating platform has to offer.

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The Bottom Line

Bumble is a popular dating app. Users can swipe through profiles of nearby singles and, once a connection is mutual, ladies (in opposite-gender matches) have the option to contact. Messaging is free. Bumble boasts about having over one billion swipes across the entire platform since its beginning. Bumble encourages women to break the stereotypical gender role by acting as the initiator. This dating app is great for women who are tired of receiving unsolicited messages, cheesy pickup lines, and unwanted pictures from guys. 

The app does seem to cater toward those looking for a hookup or casual dating site (the profiles aren't extensive and there doesn't seem to be a comprehensive matching algorithm). However, that doesn't mean you can't find a real and meaningful connection, just be prepared to sort through a number of potential suitors.

Scroll down to read real Bumble reviews to decide if Bumble is right for you. If you have used this app, would you recommend it to a friend? Let us know about your online dating experience with a quick review below. 

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Ashley D Tallahassee, FL

I absolutely love the bestfriends feature on Bumble. I have met one of my closest friends on there and I have other friends who have also met close friends on there too. You can put a lot of information in your profile so when matching with people, you definitely know you guys are going to click based off the info alone. The dating feature is pretty amazing too because women get to message first and as someone who gets overwhelmed from guys harassing me, it was a breath of fresh air. The online dating is great, but the BFF feature is truly where I believe bumble shines.

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Hailee Coleman Columbia, MO

Bumble is a version that allows women to be in control. It makes it easier for women to be the first to reach out, letting men know they are actually interesting in a conversation. The easiest and best dating app with the most information about another individual for quick and simple conversation starters.

4 weeks ago

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Luke Swierczynski Troy, MI

With the world how it is these days it is a nice refresher to not have to take the lead in the conversation, and on the other side I can imagine a lot less harassment comes out of the initial messages.

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Karen Torino Tallahassee, FL

Bumble provides a more pleasant experience because it feels like people are also there to just make nice friendships and subtle relationships. Great to use for meeting people.

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Rocio Diaz Tallahassee, FL

Good to meet new people looking for romantic relationships, friendships, or even business partners! Bumble is easy to use and understand and very user-friendly. Bumble also has great opportunities for brand representatives.

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roberto arcia Columbia, MO

I have been on Bumble for the past three months. It is a great way to meet people to make both romantic and platonic relationships. I have met tens to hundreds of people already, plenty of those evolving into long-term platonic friends. I am glad Bumble works as well as it does.

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Dave Fortin Kingston, PA

I feel like Bumble is the poor man's Tinder. The people on Bumble are a different caliber and the app doesn't really stick to the parameters you have set. It also has a tendency to recirculate people you've already rejected which is annoying.

3 weeks ago

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Hannah Barth Tallahassee, FL

Bumble is super fun and easy to use. I think its super unique that they have a dating and friends option. I have met some of my favorite friends through this app!

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Nazjah Yates Tallahassee, FL

Bumble is a great app that also allows you to make new friends around you. Really good if you're in a new city or just want to meet new people with similar hobbies as you. I enjoyed it

3 weeks ago

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r vido Orem, UT

It's nice that girls have the control so a guy never has to be the first one to make a move, which helps tell a lot more about the girl, and if she's actually interested or not. I also like the BFF feature where you can find just platonic friends!!

2 months ago

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Steven Rummler Centerville, UT

Bumble's feature set and free tier are well-designed and enjoyable to use. The monetization is sensible and isn't pushy.

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Anoushka Ahuja Tallahassee, FL

Bumble is a great way to meet new people. I recommend using it and I think there are better people to find on Bumble as opposed to other dating apps.

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Aiyana Brown Tallahassee, FL

As a freshman in a college far from home, Bumble had made the process of making new friends a breeze! it’s a lovely app and I recommend it to many people.

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Becca Amiot Salem, VA

I used bumble during the pandemic to talk to new people. It's a great way to meet people and has lots of great features. For me it felt safer and better than other sites. I actually met my girlfriend through Bumble. We've been together for a year now. Bumble has continued to add updates and new features since.

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Gabe Burton Riverton, UT

I have been blocked with two different accounts now with Bumble. It took me a ton of courage to even sign up for an online dating app and I've been blocked now twice in 3 days of trying the app (once after just an hour of having a live profile). Bumble has not responded even after 7 contact attempts, emails, or inquiries requesting help. I have also now paid for the app twice with no response or refund. The worst part is I had begun conversations on the second try and now have lost all contact ability. I have not done anything weird whatsoever I simply made a profile and began a conversation with one guy. I can't even get a response from Bumble to unlock me, refund me, or any contact WHATSOEVER!

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vikas sharma Elizabeth Hills, NSW

Bumble blocked my account (supposedly on the basis of a user compliant), when I asked for a reason, my query was ignored and chat with the customer care agent was abruptly closed on facebook messenger, without any resolution. The agent wrote, we conducted the investigation and found your behaviour to be rude and inappropriate and our decision is final' and they ended the chat. I announced and confirmed to them that I was never rude, abusive or inappropriate with any user and I was wrongly accused, asked for the evidence or the precise reason. But none given and the chat was closed. All my emails have been ignored so I cant defend my position. I was just wrongly accused, account blocked due to what looks like a bogus claim and now the customer care team does not care. Organisations should not treat their customers like this, we put a lot of trust, time and faith in them. Very disappointed :(

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Taylor Larson Nakhon Sawan, 60

I like how Bumble feels like a more genuine company than other dating apps. I always meet the best people using Bumble. I also love how they have different features like Bumble BFF because it's more versatile than other companies.

5 months ago

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Omara Obas Tallahassee, FL

I've had some good experiences on this app but also some bad experiences. I've been catfished. I love that bumble is female-centered.

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The Bean Spiller Provo, UT

I really like the idea of giving a safer space for women in the dating world by only allowing them to make the first interaction. Unfortunately, the design doesn't feel super polished, but the intent is definitely there

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Dana Vigilante Nutley, NJ

Bumble is a horrifically awful dating site. Not only are a huge majority of the profiles fake, but one man I was speaking with was a registered sex offender who was in jail for twenty years for rape, only to be released and then attack five different women on five different occasions before being caught again. I only learned this because I Google anyone I speak with and he was stupid enough to give me his real name. The male profiles on this site, for the most part, were fake. It also seemed odd that as I traveled, I’d all of a sudden get a “like” from someone in that exact area. Complete waste of money and dangerous, to boot!

5 months ago

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Nyla C. Edison, NJ

Bumble is a unique app that goes past dating and finding romantic relationships. It is an app that focuses on finding friends near you and forming a real friendship. I have recently met my best friend on this app.

5 months ago

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Simone Harris Tallahassee, FL

The app had many customizable features, which made the experience feel personal and fun. The controls for navigating profiles was slightly unintuitive, but this was only a minor inconvenience.

3 months ago

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Vy Ha Birmingham, AL

I like how it offers an explicit format for people seeking friends. It also has fun quotes and templates

3 weeks ago

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Yolanda Queer Shelley, ID

Bumble is a great place to meet people online especially if you're a female looking to initiate the conversation! Everyone is so friendly.

3 months ago

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Brenda Nakhon Sawan, 60

Bumble worked great for me. I met a lot of great people on the app even if we didn’t end up dating. One of those people actually ended up finding their future spouse on Bumble so their proof that it works.

5 months ago

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Jennifer Donnelly Tallahassee, FL

I like bumble because you are able to put more info on your bio. I like how there are questions that you have to answer so people can see your interests. My friend also just met her boyfriend on there and he is an amazing guy,

1 year ago

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Marsha Burton Tallahassee, FL

You can use Bumble to also make friends!

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Zharia Allums Tallahassee, FL

I like the features that tell you about the height, religion, zodiac sign, and the purpose that the people are there; it's an excellent app. It just isn't as popular as other apps, such as tinder, meaning that there isn't really as much as a variety.

9 months ago

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Andriana Cesaire Tallahassee, FL

The app update was kind of unsightly and also the female-makes-first-move conversations aren’t that great for women who aren’t used to do so.

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Stephanie Love Herriman, UT

Ive enjoyed using bumble because it’s not just a dating app. I love that it has a little for everyone and what kind of relationships you are looking for. It has options like, looking for a girlfriend, a boyfriend, gay, lesbian, business, just looking for friends to hangout with. It has lots of options and I’ve already found a few friends that I have connected with. Its been very easy to use as well. It took the pressure off of dating. I will continue using bumble.

1 year ago

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sandra Mendoza Mexico City, CMX

Like many paid dating apps or sites, as soon as you pay for a membership, you will be bombed with a ton of messages and likes the first day you join. Then they will stop showing your profile and the activity on your profile will drop off massively after the first day. Many sites, like bumble and zoosk will do this.

5 months ago

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Mona-Lissa Tallahassee, FL

Great dating app! I especially love how it encourages its users to try and form more relative bonds.

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What If? Stone Mountain, GA

After signing up, you can't get past go with either the face recognition feature or the acceptance of their updated terms and conditions for a second time. They must be headed for another class-action lawsuit. This second updated terms and conditions state that you must waive the rights to any class action lawsuit. If you don't accept it, you can't have access to your paid profile. I forgot the exact monthly payment amount as I haven't been able to log on. I will cancel my card so that they can't charge me w/o permission. This was the reason for the last class action suit...

9 months ago

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Justin Pumilia , NJ

Had much more luck from Bumble then other apps, however there have been many matches that just don't respond in 24 hours and are gone forever unless you pay up. The app is pretty easy to use and I like that you can react to specific pictures/answers.

9 months ago

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Rylie Crandall

I love Bumble because it’s easy to use and I love how you can find friends if that’s what you’re looking for. I’ve met some of my best friends by using Bumble.

6 months ago

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Melanie Vancouver, WA

I met my fiancé on Bumble! It took three years of kissing (or just grabbing coffee with) frogs, but I'm glad I took my time and used this app. I liked the format of the ladies making the first move. I also liked the added addition of question and answer sections. Overall, the app is fun and seems less sketchy than others.

1 year ago

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Rebecca Richardson Pleasant Grove, UT

I'm not too social and I found Bumble to be the most successful dating app I've used. I love that I HAVE to message the guy first because then I don't feel like i'm being too forward, it's more of a requirement. I went on more dates with Bumble then with any other service. I felt like it was classier than Tinder.

4 years ago

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Keren Tallahassee, FL

I like that it allows the girl to message first.

3 weeks ago

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daphjohnson Saratoga Springs, UT

When I was single I used bumble. While I didn't find my spouse on bumble, it was a great way to meet men because I was able to feel in-control of the conversation since girls respond first.

10 months ago

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applebutteranna Butler West Wendover, NV

Bumble is a great way to filter who you would like to match with. I really like how they give you two free filters! It is definitely a great way to find people you might be compatible with!

10 months ago

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ang Barrington, IL

I like that you have to match before you can chat with anyone. Having girls initiate the first contact is a fun twist to the weird world of dating. However, I met my husband through this app so I am a big fan!

10 months ago

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Trey Farner Norcross, GA

Bumble is really easy to use and navigate. It has its own unique vibe rather than most other dating apps. And the ability for girls to message guys first is the best feature about it because there’s more quality matches rather than on other apps.

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jkenny90 , TX

Great way to meet people and I have had many great dates through the app and I like the idea of the girl messaging first. But I don't like the 24 hour time limit when you first match. I may not log into the app in that time and could potentially lose out on meeting someone I matched with. I understand that you can rematch but you shouldn't have to pay to have that capability.

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Janie Dennis Tallahassee, FL

I found one of my best friends on here! It’s a great tool to meet new people in a college town! I had good experiences when it came to dating. There were a lot of people I matched with that wanted something serious. I just had too much going on.

1 year ago

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Michelle W Coraopolis, PA

It's a cool site that allows women to have the upper hand when it comes to making connections. It's a way to make them feel safer when mingling with strangers, and I'm glad that it enables women to send the first message to the men they make connections with.

1 year ago

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Connor Farmington, UT

Bumble takes the creepy out of dating apps. It's nice that girls have the control so as a guy I never had to be the first one to make a move, which helps tell a lot more about the girl, and if she's actually interested or not.

1 year ago

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Alicia Roddin Sandy, UT

I like their interface and the method where girls have to message first. It breaks up the normal and boring routine of dating apps. I also like that they have "ice breaker" question topics right on the messaging screen to help you think of ideas to say.

2 years ago

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Cade Boudreaux , FL

Bumble is a good app. It’s a lot more assessable than tinder and a lot more safe. I feel as I could get a better connection with people than I do on other dating apps.

1 year ago

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John Antelope, OR

This company is hiding a suspicious online business behind Orwellian newspeak and creepy/weird user requirements. Beware! After they try and bait you into a "forever free" extremely limited experience (especially for men) that is said to require only either your FB or phone number, you can actually get the access to your whole account (settings included) suspended anytime unless you give Bumble app access to your webcam and send their staff pictures of yourself posing as they ask (specific gestures). This is done in the name of 'identity verification' and you have no choice. If only for that matter, a dating experience based on putting women in charge of making the first move is a vast feminist absurdity. Online dating statistics (OkCupid, POF, and others) have confirmed countless times that almost all women will actually almost always wait for men to initiate so that they can choose whether to follow up or not. I'm said to be an attractive man by my peers (good-looking enough, 35 yo, tall, fit, well-dressed, college-educated, generating stable income, etc), yet have had zero match using the app despite 'liking' around 50 men and 150 women (Bumble friends & dating) over a period of three weeks (I would log in quickly every day). Absolutely zero match except for the first day I joined Bumble where the matching queue had two blurred faces in it that may have even been algorithmic bait. In addition, I am extremely private about my phone number and only shared it with a handful of select people who would never share it without my consent. There is no way it would leak because of them. Since I don't have any FB and could only use my phone number to join Bumble, I gave it a try. My phone is now spammed every single day with up to 10 phone calls starting 516, 8xx, 9xx, all coming from scammers. I'm positive Bumble is responsible for this as it started one or two days after I joined and I've had the same number for years now. I contacted the support to get my account deleted since I couldn't do it myself. I got no reply but my account was apparently deleted.

2 years ago

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Magda Miami, FL

This app is not difficult to open, it seems safe, although it clashes with strange situations, people who disappeared, profiles that were repeated, This app is a trap when we want to leave it I sent 3 letters to the human resource notifying me that I wanted to unsubscribe. try to confirm it and call the bank and 2 months later continue to discount the card

2 years ago