How Does Bumble Work for Guys? New Guide!

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Dating apps have become an increasingly popular way to meet people for dating, hookups and other purposes. Bumble is one such app that works differently than the rest since girls have to make the first move. If you’re a guy, this might be a nice change, since guys are constantly expected to make the first move on girls. Here’s what to expect from Bumble if you’re a guy.

What is Bumble Dating App?

Bumble is a dating app created especially to empower women. Women must make the first move, and all the guy can do is wait. More and more people looking for relationships are using Bumble instead of Tinder.

How to make an account on Bumble?

The first step is linking your Facebook account, much like you would on Tinder. All your images are added through the app. Bumble uses your age and photos but doesn’t share anything to Facebook.

How to make a profile?

You set up a profile as you would on Tinder. This includes photos of yourself and a bio describing your hobbies and interests. Other users decide whether they like or dislike you based on your profile. Swipe through Matches

Start swiping through your matches

This part is also similar to Tinder. You’re presented with all the matches in your area who fulfill your criteria, and you have the option to like or pass on them. If both of you “like” each other, it will show a match.

Keep in mind the only women can start a conversation on Bumble

This is the main feature that makes Bumble different from other dating apps such as Tinder. This gives women the opportunity to analyze the guys before starting communication. A woman might change her mind after talking to someone else, though. For same sex couples, either person can make the first move.

Are you just looking for friends on Bumble? 

Bumble has a unique “BFF” feature for those who just want to make friends. Finding friends can be hard, especially if you just moved to a new location. Bumble makes finding platonic connections easier.

Matches only last 24 hours

Unlike Tinder, the matches on Bumble only last 24 hours before disappearing. If the woman doesn’t start a conversation before the time is up, you lose the match forever. This encourages women to initiate the conversation more quickly.

A guy can extend his “like” on Buble for 24 more hours

If the woman doesn’t make a move, the guy has the option to extend his “like” for another 24 hours. He can only do this once a day. This is to let her know you’re super interested and really want to message her.

Women have more power on Bumble

Women are more in charge in Bumble. A guy can’t message her with a cheesy pickup line or be too aggressive with his first move. Girls will be more selective with guys and only pick the ones they can see a future with unless they’re looking for hookups.

Fewer Hookups than on Tinder

If you’re only looking for hookups, Tinder might be a better way to go. Honestly, Tinder is full of people who just want to get laid. Bumble is less of a hookup app than Tinder because guys who wait for the girl to message first are probably interested in more than a one-night stand.

If you’re looking for a relationship as a guy and you’re tired of making the first move, Bumble might be a good option. Bumble is the ideal app for someone looking for meaningful connections rather than shallow hookups. Install it to today and give it a try, you might be surprised.

Did YOU know?

1) Only 9 percent of women and 2 percent of men found a relationship at a bar or club

2) 38% of singles are using online dating

3) One in six marriages now begin online