Ok- but with a fundamental flaw
While it is “empowering” for women to make the first move, this app makes it hard to establish a legitimate relationship. It requires location services to be continually on (this makes me believe Bumble wants to spy on users because it’s not required on other sites) and as a result, you get tons of likes from people who live nowhere near you. I have settings on to match with men within a 90 mile radius, but am inundated with people who are just visiting my city. This is a colossal waste of my time! I don’t want to scroll through hundreds of people who don’t even live in my state and are just looking for a hookup. When I travel, I have to remember to turn off my location so I’m not swarmed with likes from people across the country. This flaw makes Bumble substandard to other sites like Hinge, where a user sets the city he or she lives in and chooses a radius. At least on Hinge I can view matches and have conversations and dates with local people. If Bumble wants to be known as more than a hookup app, this needs to change. I’m not a fan of allowing an app constant access to my location, and the time wasted scrolling through visitors is making me want to delete it very soon. Fix this flaw, Bumble, and women will stick around longer. While some women may be fine with finding hookups, many are not. If this app really wants to empower women then give us the choice to opt out of such nonsense. We’re too busy!
I met my fiancée because of this app!
I'm so grateful for this app! I just proposed to my girlfriend last week and she said yes! It's all because of this app! Our paths probably never would have crossed if it wasn't for this app. She is a virtual teacher with two kids that lives an hour and 15 minutes away from me. I saw that our interests were very similar and she was super cute so I swiped right! She started the conversation and the rest is history.
I've tried the other dating apps like Tinder, Hinge, and Plenty of Fish. I didn't meet any quality matches on Tinder. I was looking for a serious relationship and it looked like Tinder was mostly for hook ups. Hinge seemed promising, but Bumble was the real winner!
Make no mistake, our match didn't come easily. We were both beginning to lose hope with the dating apps and had been using them for about six months or more. I decided to use the premium feature on Bumble and I'm glad I did because I was able to see that she swiped right on me first :-) Who knows if I would have kept an open mind about meeting someone an hour and 15 minutes away if it wasn't for seeing my matches with the premium feature. Anyways, I just want to say thank you to Bumble! You've changed my life for the better! I'm sure God had his hand in it, too ;-)
Great app for those looking for something serious
By Ger R.
I completely loved this app. I haven’t ever used dating apps and about a year ago I decided to give them a try. I did some research and decided to try Bumble first as I was looking for something serious. The app is really easy to use, I just wished the chat window was a bit more interactive and allowed to delete messages (lol), but again the purpose of this app is just to use it as a first step and continue chatting/texting out of it once you think you have a match. As a woman, is nice to be able to take the first step to initiate the conversation. I had 3 dates with really nice guys before finding my current boyfriend (we’ll soon be celebrating our first anniversary!), so we are both very happy we found each other with this app. The only thing I would recommend them to change is to allow choosing pictures from your phone instead of Facebook. I met one guy who had old photos on Facebook because he just didn’t interact with it a lot, so when we met in person he looked a bit different. Overall it was a good app, and I would recommend it to anyone looking for something serious, guys here were really nice, some really well educated, and a couple were absolute gentleman.
By Oh So Annoyed
Okay, here’s the problem. Chronic right swipers exist here just like any right swipe to like platform. It’s a huge issue with men, but I know women do it too, because they’re lazy and don’t want to put effort into it because they can unmatch anyone they’re not attracted to after. What makes this the worst app is that the FEMALE has to message the male first, but I can tell you that 99% of the time what happens is when you put out a thought provoking first move message (I NEVER simply put “Hi”, I ask questions about their profile or think of something to start conversation.) you get unmatched. Or the second thing that happens is your message is ignored until the 24 hour reply time limit has happened and disappears, so you’ve still wasted your time and energy into men playing games. I have never met anyone from the app, ever in years of thinking maybe this week will be different, but it’s not. It’s a complete joke sadly, so I’d never give them a dime of my money for advanced features as it would be like TP down the drain, and we are in a TP shortage right now. Maybe these software developers need to rethink this swipe right to match BS for one. Limit the amount of repetitive right swipes given, limit the amount of unmatching for no reason without risk of losing account. Or better yet, take away the fact that the female has to be the first one to message. Talk about a way to drag a majority of women through the mud of feeling unworthy, ugly, not good enough, etc..
Amazing App, met my husband on here
So lemme start with every guy on here getting mad because they don’t get matches so they low score this app; they have tips on how to get matches. You can’t today simply just put blurry pictures of yourself from parties and think you’ll get swipes. Try actually using the bio and don’t just link your other social platforms on it. Now that, that is said, I am a female and have a great time with this app. It’s great that we have to talk within 24 hours because on other dating apps I hate seeing a match and never talking to them because neither one of us wants to message first. Plus I feel like there are hotter guys on this app and more guys who at least wanna go on dates and try the whole relationship thing. just wanted to add, the man i met i on here is now my fiancé and we’re getting married in June:) this app does work! It doesn’t just recycle guys after a while to see if you may have lowered your standards. The guy i met on bumble is 5’7 and never went to college. When i was on tinder i solely looked for guys who were y’all and were either in college or graduated. If it was for bumble i may have never met the love of my life. We have been through so much together and it’s all thanks to bumble
Ladies message first is not working!!! #CHANGE
By erica the rose
I tried bumble several times and I am finding a pattern. A lot of men on here are using bumble to gather women to hook-up with. They upload great pics and profiles and sit back and watch the messages pour in from women because we are the only one who can initiate contact ... So, the good looking guys just sit back and have their choice of woman to prey on for sexual encounters. So very little men on here actually want relationships. Oh and if half don’t reply to your message ladies it’s because their working through the 100s of messages from all us other ladies ....BUMBLE makes men lazy and their being spoiled rotten with attention cause we are ALL knocking at their doors... CONCEPT was empowering at first but has backfired... a lot of men has used this only to their advantage! There are a very small percentage of actually guys navigating with hearts looking for a relationship but I think that’s in any dating app BUT bumble has become the go to for decent looking guys to have their pick of women to get laid ... bumble has made it easy for them too! PLEASE change the women message first thing to a feature on whether a woman wants to accept a message from a guy ... make both sexes message.... EMPOWER the women again with a FEATURE that women can use to chose to unlock or view the message from the guy!!!! BUMBLE I had hope in you! Change up the feature ! It’s only benefiting the dudes now believe me !!!
There’s an individual on here who does work in my neighborhood and has come onto me in a way that made me highly uncomfortable. He leers at me every time he’s around. I have blocked him on bumble only to see he has popped up since I blocked him about 7 more times!!!!!!!
In addition to this, in June I sent a Twitter DM to inquire about the free boost trial. They told me they were having issues with boost and they would manually apply it to my account. I had about 1,000 profiles to scroll through and I had gotten through about 25 and without changing any preferences, while I was in the middle of looking at the bumble Match Queue, my ENTIRE queue disappeared! There were a few accounts I saved to look at better later and hundreds I hadn’t even seen that disappeared in a flash. I wrote them on Twitter and the bumble rep was less than helpful and it got to the point where they were just rude. Later I told them I wanted the boost removed from my account completely but was told they cannot do that.
Since the time Boost was manually applied by them it rendered that whole match queue area useless. The trial has expired; it never worked anyway, but now even the blurred out profiles are gone. I’ll have guys who “super like” me that don’t show up in the queue as blurred out profiles.
Bumble used to be a good app. The boost thing was just an annoyance but now that I feel unsafe with the block feature not working, I had to write a review and disable my account.
Could Be Better
I think this app is really cool, it stands out from other dating apps and makes the “left swipe, right swipe” experience seem fresh. I think however what strikes me as the weakest point of this app is how the matches work. I was out of state and I got a right swipe but I didn’t find the match before I returned home so I was stuck with this like, with no way to find out who it is. I think even an easy way to fix this is just to put the person in the rotation of people I’m swiping on even if they’re out of state so that I can still connect with them or at least let me delete the match. (And this would only be if they’ve already swiped right on you first) Also something that stood out about this app was that it gave you three rewinds and there were on a timer and that was cool and now rewinding is a paid feature which I think is a terrible move on the developers part I could just get on tinder to not talk to my matches there’s nothing special about this app anymore accept that the girl goes first which I wish I still had the option to message first not just a single 24 hour extension but that is a discussion for another time
Fixing what’s not broken
I’ve used bumble for about 2 years now and have even managed to meet one of my ex girlfriends on there. Additionally, I think the fundamental aspect of having the woman strike up conversation first is a HUGE bonus, when you consider how unlikely it is for them to do so on other apps.
HOWEVER, the company is going in a greedy direction, starting with two significant features: the amount of swipes and the reverse button (if you accidentally swiped left). In the last 6 months or so Bumble has significantly reduced your amount of swipes, which is of course a far more important issue for your average man than woman. Most of these other apps that I’ve used employ this feature of limited swipes, but Bumble used to give you so many more swipes (it might’ve been unlimited) nowadays I‘ll
swipe on like 25 people before running out and having to wait a day? My matches have significantly dropped and it’s almost pointless to have this app because it’s just like all the other ones now. The aforementioned features are what made it different (and better!), but it seems like they want you to pay for them now, which is understandable (paying more for more services) but how does it differentiate from the myriad of other apps that have saturated the market? I don’t know. Personally, it’s not enough of an incentive to keep this spacious app on my phone.
Is this a scam
I’m not a social media person so it was a big deal for me to try online dating. I chose Bumble because it appeared to be one of the more popular sites. I had numerous matches and had a few connections with potential. My profile was deleted in error and restored. However, when it was restored, I could no longer access to the profile. Every time I attempted to log in, I was prompted to create a new profile instead of accessing the existing one. I am receiving emails related to activity/messages on my profile on a daily basis but I cannot access it. When this issue first occurred, I was told that I needed to update my Apple ID to reflect the email address listed on my Bumble account. I did so but was then told I can't access my profile because the Apple IDs no longer match. I was told a supervisor would reach out to me but no one ever did and now I get no response when I request to have my profile deleted. I am concerned because I’m sure my connections assume I have ghosted them. I have researched a few reviews and that is a common complaint from men on the site. What’s even more concerning is that someone may be using my account to impersonate me. I’ve been dealing with this issue for almost 2 weeks. For a site that based on empowering women to control communication, it’s very ironic that I have no control over the fact that my profile is floating around on the internet and I have no control over that.