Tinder vs Bumble

Kaitlyn Short
Kaitlyn Short | Contributor
If you’re new to the online dating scene or are switching from another dating app, then you’ve probably heard of Tinder and Bumble. 

Tinder immediately gained popularity when it debuted in 2012 and became one of the fastest-growing dating apps due to its simple swipe right and left format. Bumble appeared a few years later in 2014 and while it didn’t garner the same mass following as Tinder, the dating app has over 22 million users — as of November 2017. 

Tinder and Bumble are incredibly similar in terms of platform-style; both have users swiping left and right to find potential matches. The biggest difference? Bumble requires women to message first. 
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#1 Tinder
8.4 Overall Score
3.5
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#2 Bumble
6.9 Overall Score
3.7
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Overview

Tinder

Price

Free-$19.99

Time in Business

9 Years

Bumble

Free-$149.99

7 Years

Ratings

Tinder

Overall Score
8.4 of 10
Review Score
3.5
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Value for Money
3.6
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Quality of Product or Service
3.6
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Company Trustworthiness
3.6
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Likely to Recommend
6.4 of 10

Bumble

6.9 of 10
3.7
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3.6
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3.8
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3.6
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6.1 of 10

Reviews

Tinder

Number of Reviews
268
Review Breakdown
3.5
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5 star
22%
4 star
29%
3 star
26%
2 star
13%
1 star
9%

Bumble

126
3.7
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36%
4 star
28%
3 star
16%
2 star
5%
1 star
16%

Reviews for Tinder

Helpful Favorable Review

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r vido Orem, UT

I never found any long term relationships from Tinder, but I always had fun and felt safe with everyone I met. The interface is good and has improved over the years. I never participated in the paid side and never was tempted to. I have found that lately there are more bots or fake accounts ://

1 month ago

Helpful Critical Review

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A E B Damascus, MD

Tinder is an absolute joke of a dating site. 98% of the profiles are either fake, girls just looking to be Instagram stars, or they live 5000 miles away from you in another country. The ones that are real, if you do happen to match with them, never respond after a few back and forth messages

4 months ago

Reviews for Bumble

Helpful Favorable Review

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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!!

1 month 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.

4 months ago

The Final Word

Signup Process

The signup process with Bumble is relatively simple and straightforward. All users need to create an account is a phone number or Facebook page. Connecting your Facebook to Tinder will result in a faster signup process since all your information and pictures will be uploaded directly from your Facebook account. However, signing up with your phone number requires you to enter in your information and pictures manually, but this shouldn’t take longer than a few minutes.

Signing up for Tinder is identical to Bumble. Users can connect their Facebook to their Tinder account for a streamlined sign-in process, or they can use their phone number. If they choose to sign up with a phone number, they’ll need to give the dating site an email, birthday, gender, and profile pictures.
 

Device Compatibility

Tinder and Bumble are available on iOS and Android devices. Plus, users can use their desktop to find dates, send messages, and chat with nearby matches.
 

Premium Services

Tinder offers two premium services: Tinder Plus and Tinder Gold. Tinder Plus’s services give you the ability to rewind your last swipe, swipe as much as you’d like (unlimited likes). Plus you’ll get five Super Likes each day and one profile Boost each month.

Tinder Gold offers all the same features as Tinder Plus, but you also can see who likes your profile before you swipe.

Boost is one of Bumble’s premium features and lets you see everyone who right-swiped on your profile, extend your matches by 24 hours, and rematch with expired connections.

If you want access to more of Bumble’s premium features, you’ll have to purchase Bumble Coins — the in-app currency. Bumble Coins will allow you to use features such as SuperSwipe or Spotlight.
 

Profiles and Matches

The important thing to remember is that both Tinder and Bumble’s platforms rely on people matching solely based on looks. Personality, lifestyle, and other important compatibility factors all take a back seat until a conversation begins.

Tinder does allow users to include a short bio about themselves, but most people either just swipe right or left and don’t even look at the bio section.

Bumble’s profiles are a bit more robust. Users can fill out a basic information form which includes things like height, exercise, education level, religion, and what kind of relationship they’re looking for. Additionally, users can add profile prompts which are essentially ice breaker questions that help people get a glimpse into their personality.

That being said, Tinder and Bumble both let users connect their Instagram and Spotify accounts to add a bit more personality and character to their profile.
 

Security

If users want to verify their account on Bumble, the app will have to take a selfie in a specific pose. This helps to eliminate fake profiles and scam accounts from popping up on the app. If the verification photo is approved, the profile will get a little blue checkmark.

Tinder has a similar blue checkmark symbol, but this is often reserved for public figures. Tinder mostly encourages users to be cautious when giving out sensitive information and to look for profiles that are linked to a Spotify and Instagram account — as these are less likely to be spam accounts. Tinder also strongly encourages users to report any spam or fake accounts they may come across. While these are great safety tips, they don’t do much to stop fake accounts from entering the dating site.
 

Recommendation

In the end, it really depends on what you’re looking for in a relationship. Tinder is the better option if you’re looking to date casually. Bumble is a much better option for those wanting a serious relationship. While both apps feature a swipe right to like and swipe left to pass platform, Bumble allows users to really build out their profile and find potential matches with similar interests and lifestyles. However, Tinder offers way more with its premium services, so if you’re willing to pay, then Tinder has more to offer.

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