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!see more...
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Wonderful alternative to Tinder , OkCupid , 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
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
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!
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.
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