Bumble

BY BUMBLE

3.6 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars23%
  • 4 Stars33%
  • 3 Stars30%
  • 2 Stars10%
  • 1 Star4%
3.62 / 5 based on 1,535 Reviews

Description

Bumble connects you to people around you. After two people mutually opt in by swiping right, they're added to each other's 'hive' of connections. The woman has to say something first within 24 hours or the connection disappears forever. For same sex connections, or friendships, either person has to make a move within 24 hours before that connection disappears. What if you run out of time? Don't worry! Each person can extend one connection a day for an additional 24 hours. Bee social!

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Alexandra R.
Henderson, NV
68 reviews
Rating for the Bumble dating tab on the app:

Wonderful alternative to  TinderOkCupid , and even  Match.com . I loved having to initiate the conversation first, where on the other sites, I was always overwhelmed to log in and see hundreds of short, odd, sometimes derogatory messages in my inbox. It was daunting and honestly, a pain in the booty to try and weed through messages from men who never wrote anything of substance. With Bumble, the conversations are quick, as your message deletes after 24 hours if the guy doesn't respond. I also love Bumble's bottom line, their business model, and their public stance against bullying, misogynist culture, and hate speak, as they flat out ban people from using their app who show any signs of the above. They've even now announced they will ban users from posting photos with guns, which I do think is great. I can't tell you how many men wrote me HORRIBLE things on the other websites (and all messages from people whom I never had even spoken to or reached out to before- just mean things from judgey, angry, weirdos). Bumble, thank god, has different users, thanks to the great app setup and constant scrutinization of it's users and their activity.

I only deducted one star for this app because I wish you could set your location, instead of the app using your location for you. I live in Las Vegas, and the majority of men I come across are tourists, because it picks up their location as Vegas when they open the app and are in town.  

One more thing to mention- I've now been with my current boyfriend for 6 months, thank you to Bumble. He was the first guy I met up with after coming out a horrible breakup and we both can't thank Bumble enough for allowing us to "find each other" in this crazy city of sin. Xoxo
Rini S.
124 reviews
It's alright? I got Bumble BFF to make friends however, I think it's stupid that your only friend options are members of the same sex. It should be my decision if I'm coming on the app to make friends or looking for a hookup/significant other. I don't think they have the right to decide that girls can only be friends with girls. That being said, it totally is possible to meet a great friend through the app. It's worth a try if you don't mind the sexism.
Mara L.
Cranberry Twp, PA
194 reviews
I used Bumble as a female seeking females, so my experience was a little different than the opposite-sex dating experience.

Since it's girls talking to girls, anyone can initiate the conversation, which is the key difference between Bumble and Tinder. So with that out of the factors, it's literally the same experience as Tinder, and there were a lot of people that I found had profiles on both Bumble and Tinder - I had both as well.

I had it just in case there was anyone who didn't have a Tinder, but I didn't overall find it useful for me - probably could have just stuck with
Tinder
Sarah M.
848 reviews
I think Bumble is great , it’s a much better alternative to Tinder. I love that the female has to message first, I think it’s very empowering. I do however wish you had longer than 24 hours to message someone. Other than that I think it’s great to try out if you don’t want to use Tinder
Christina D.
San Diego, CA
85 reviews
If I had reviewed this months ago, it would have gotten 1 star. Why? When it comes to dating, Bumble is for people who want to use Tinder, but don't want to be judged for using Tinder. It ends up being a lot of the same people, but the pretense is that you actually want to date, not just hookup. It is 90% the same guys you'd find on Tinder...so are we really thinking they want have a relationship? Maybe, but only if they're also looking to date on Tinder, too. So why have I changed my mind? Bumble BFF! 

I am shy, introverted, and disabled. That is a disastrous combination for making friends. With Bumble BFF, I can talk with other women looking to make friends, too. This feature is wonderful, and I've begun the process of developing my squad. "But you only gave it three stars!" Yes, because you can only find friends that are the same gender that you are. 

I've always been friends with more guys, than girls, and so for me to be pigeon holed into only finding friends who are also female, is a drag. I would love to find guys who are also looking for friends. I get that this creates a potential dating scenario, as guys could say they wanted friends, and pursue more, but it would be easy enough to say thank you but I'm not looking for that. Then you just move on. If Bumble updates the BFF feature so that I can find both male and female friends, they'll get more stars. As for the dating application for this app, though, one star, for sure. It's just a more socially acceptable form of Tinder. Let's be real! 
Sharonda T.
114 reviews
Tried bumble and although it is a nice approach for women making the final decision. The thing I didn't like was once the woman connected all they wanted to do was scroll through the pics and that was it. Reminded me of Tinder. Not really into it. 
Hannah O.
milford, CT
39 reviews
The guys on Okcupid were limited and a bit creepy, and a friend recommended this app to me. After getting it and looking at the guys in my area it was definitely an improvement, many guys I have seen were pretty attractive. But this also came off as pretty sketchy and unbelievable. All these guys I was seeing were preppy Ivy league college guys, some had model pics, and others were attractive 'actors' or CEO's. I did see a handful who were not and even people I knew or went to my college. I swiped right on many but barely got matches, when I did get a match and initiate conversations most of the convos just died (well maybe its just me). Also even if you swipe left on guys they will still show up which is a bit annoying. I got bored of the app and it became a bit tiring to have to be the one to start a conversation in 24 hours (you can pay to extend time but I didnt think it was worth it). My friend did meet someone and they are dating and very much happy together, while I only have been on 2 dates and just wasn't feeling a connection. I think it is worth a try though! You never know who is out there :)
Amber L.
Rock spring, GA
7 reviews
I like to refer to Bumble as the Target of the dating app world. Tinder is Walmart,  those "Elite" apps where you have to look a specific way or earn a certain amount is Whole Foods, and POF is Kmart. I was on Bumble for 3 weeks and in that time I had 3 matches.  Most girls average a heck of a lot more but I'm super picky, if they had a beard or a dog in their pics then I swiped left. The first one I talked to for a week, we made plans to meet up, and then he ghosted me. Good times. The second and third I ran out of time before sending the message (you only get 24 hours from when you are matched to send the first message before you match expires) so I am a freshman level of a Bumble user. After being ghosted and then getting busy I gave it up. While I was serious about finding a connection, I couldn't get past having to send the first message in 24 hours and then after being ghosted, I lacked the ambition to try again. I think the quality of folks on Bumble is a bit better than others apps but for the most part, the men on there don't take it seriously but I guess that may be the point of an app instead of a actual human interaction. I also would give the app design 5 stars since it was simple to figure out, super good looking, and very attentive to my activity. Basically if the app could be a guy it would be a winner.
Mandy G.
38 reviews
Wasn't the biggest fan of this app. I checked it out for a review post and even though the general layout and functionality of the app is the same as others in the category (swipe to approve/reject, pay for premium features, etc.), there isn't much about Bumble that sets it apart.

When going through potential matches, you get the same few matches every time, including the ones you reject, whether you go through the list every few days or every few weeks. It kind of feels like your responses to your matches doesn't matter much because even if you swipe 'no' on a photo, it'll be back the next time you log on.

When you factor in that you can't do much in the app, including view those who have swiped 'yes' on you, unless you get a premium subscription, its rather useless if you want to continue with the free version. So you'll be able to see who fits whatever criteria you have, but any interaction with them will be limited at best until you upgrade your subscription.
Alexandra N.
Oxford, MS
83 reviews
It's a pretty good dating app overall. I like that on Bumble I, as a woman, have to message first. It cuts down on the amount of creepy or over-sexualized messages I have received. It's a good app for meeting new people and casual dating. I definitely use it regularly. If I had to point out any problems it would be that instead of just promoting their paid features with an in swipe add it has the teasers of some of those features in app (like the green circles to show people who have swiped right on you showing up at the top of the screen whether you have paid for the feature or not). It just seems a bit cluttered to me. I also have received some not so family friendly pictures unsolicited since the app allows you to upload pictures to send in chat, although that isn't really the apps fault and more the nature of some of the people I've spoken to on there. Overall it's a good dating app and I plan to continue using it.
Anya R.
171 reviews
has anyone had any success using this app?
Angel O.
Thomasville, NC
265 reviews
Do you feel safe using this app? How does it compare to others? Do you have to pay anything additional once you get it to really use it?

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