Bumble is a dating app launched in 2014 by a former Tinder executive. Like Tinder, Bumble uses a swipe right / swipe left pattern to allow users to sort and match potential partners.
While the app’s approach is conventional enough to seem familiar to users of other dating apps, Bumble has some unique features. For example, if a man and a woman “swipe right” on each other’s profile, only the woman can send the first message.
How Bumble differs from other dating apps
Bumble ( iOS , Android ) not only differs from many dating apps by putting women in the driver’s seat – this is to reduce the volume of toxic and unwanted messages from men that many women face in dating apps – but the app supports a diverse range of orientations .
While various dating apps specialize in straight or non-straight relationships, Bumble supports them all. When creating a relationship, you can specify both your gender – man, woman, non-binary, or literally dozens of other personal identifications – and what gender you are interested in finding.
Bumble also has several modes: you can choose dating, BFF (for finding platonic friends) and Bizz (for professional networking).
How Bumble Works
To create a Bumble account, you must be at least 18 years old. To get started, you can log in with your Apple or Facebook credentials or use your mobile number.
Once you’ve uploaded at least one photo and created a profile, you can swipe right to indicate interest in another person. If that person also passes right into a heterosexual couple, the woman has to make the first move.
Otherwise, the match expires after 24 hours, although users are offered a limited option to extend a match for an additional 24 hours. (For same-sex games, both people can initiate the conversation.)
If you prefer, you can also log in to Bumble on the web, as well as via the mobile app.