Bumble is the trendy new dating app sweeping the nation. You may have heard about it or have a friend who has used it, but you might not know what it is exactly and what makes it different from any other dating app. Here, we will discuss what Bumble is, how to use it, and why it works.
What is Bumble?
Bumble is a dating app developed by the co-founder of Tinder. This makes it similar to Tinder in some parts of its design, but Bumble tries to eliminate the negative features associated with Tinder by adding a twist: women have to make the first move. On Tinder, it is common for women to be barraged with inappropriate messages. On Bumble, on the other hand, women must write the first message within 24 hours of matching with a potential date. This makes the app significantly more fun and safer for women who do not feel secure on dating apps like Tinder where men can harass them.
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
How do you use Bumble?
Making a Bumble account is easy! Download the app onto your phone and create your account through your Facebook profile. At this time, you can only register through Facebook so that Bumble can take information from your Facebook account and add it to your Bumble profile. This also prevents scammers and catfishers from registering on the app.
After you have connected your Bumble with your Facebook, you can edit the information you present about yourself in the “Profile” tab on the leftmost screen. The photos that are automatically downloaded to your Bumble are your profile pictures from Facebook, but you can choose other photos to show and move around the order they are presented in. You can edit other parts of your profile as well, including adding a short bio about yourself and indicating your gender, sexual orientation, and maximum distance from where you can find potential matches.
Another part of Bumble that makes it more fun than other dating apps is the Bumble BFF feature, where instead of looking for men or women interested in dating; you can find people to be friends with. You will see the profiles of other people not interested in dating and potentially make friends!
After you finish making your profile, it is time to find people. On the main Bumble screen, you will see the profiles of other users. At first, you will see his or her main photo, name, age, education, and occupation. If you scroll up, you will see the rest of their photos, along with their short bio and distance away from you. If you are interested in the person you see, you can swipe their profile to the right. If you are not interested, you can swipe left.
Once you swipe right on someone who also swiped right on you, they will appear in your “expiring connections” in your rightmost chat tab. The match will stay in “expiring connections” for 24 hours before it disappears. This is so no time is wasted making a move. If you are a woman matching with a man, you have to message first before the connection expires. If you are a woman matching with another woman, then it does not matter who messages first as long as someone messages within 24 hours.
Once you start a message, it will appear in your “recent conversations.” From here, you can chat with your connection and potentially make plans to meet up.
Why does Bumble work?
Bumble works because it takes away the pressures and stresses associated with more typical dating apps. In most dating apps, anyone who finds your profile can message you even if you are not interested in them. On Bumble, you can only chat with people you are interested in. Also, because women have to message first, this improves the communication between the matches because women do not feel intimidated that they will be barraged with harassments. Further, because you only have 24 hours to message a connection before they disappear, this makes the app more direct, and to the point – you have to decide what you want before time expires, making the app the most proactive of its kind.
Now you know everything you need to know about Bumble. We have discussed what Bumble is, how to make a profile and find connections, and why Bumble is a great alternative to other dating apps. If you are looking to make a connection with someone awesome, download Bumble and start swiping!
However as with any free dating app or website you may notice that the quality of people you meet on Bumble might be low. You might also notice that many people you will go on dates with are only looking for a casual relationship. If you are looking for something more serious, you might want to consider giving a try to dating websites with a more mature audience. Most premium dating websites will usually charge a fee to keep scammers and fake users away. Match.com as a good place to start. View pics for free now on Match.com, the #1 dating site!