Bumble is becoming a massive dating app for adults and it’s growing at a ridiculous rate. Find out why so many people are choosing to use this app over others and if it’s a good fit for what you’re trying to achieve.
Bumble.com: A Deeper view of the feminist dating app
With a slogan like Date, Meet, Network Better, the female-friendly dating app Bumble is slowly becoming a household name. On its official site, the app outlines that they empower their users to connect with confidence, whether it is for a date, meeting friends or networking online. It is designed in a way that the women need to make the first move, throwing away the socially expected norm of “asking the girl out.”
The app is all about respect and kindness and is a safe environment where people can meet and form friendships and relationships. The app has a lot of success stories in the four and a half years that it has been around. Giving the power to the ladies, here is how Bumble works.
Here’s a rundown of the ratings that our reviewer scored the Bumble.com app.
Usability: Nice and simple
The Bumble app was created by one of Tinder co-founders, so it is understandable that it shares a lot of commonalities with it. You will need a Facebook profile to sign in into Bumble, and once you are in, the app automatically draws all the necessary info from your Facebook account, filling out your profile, but does not post or share anything on Facebook. Any user is free to edit all the data on their profile.
The app asks for a short “About Me” section and 6 photos of you. There is a geolocation search option, so the app will match you with people that are in a reasonable distance from you. You can set the settings to anything you like: finding a date, looking for romance and long-term commitment, having a hookup or looking to expand your social circle and find meaningful friendships.
The app uses the now very popular swipe motion. By swiping left, you discard someone, and by swiping right you like them. If you swipe up and down, you get access to the user’s profile and images. If both users swipe right, a match is made, and the ladies have a period of 24 hours to begin chatting, with the guy having 24 hours to respond to the lady’s chat request. In the case of a match between two girls, then both parties can initiate talks. If no conversations start in the allocated period, then the match expires.
Features: Excellent options for finding a match
The Bumble app has been in online since 2014 and in that time, it has significantly influenced the online dating world. The features are designed in such a way as to ensure that ladies get to have the first move, and along the way, the app and the company behind it have evolved into a networking platform. Here are the most prominent features of Bumble.
- The women get to make the first move
- Simple and easy Facebook sign in, with little tweaks to the user profile
- A match has only 24 hours to move forward with starting talks
- Free version with a lot of features
- Yellow is for dating, green is for friendships
- SuperSwipe sends a notification to the person you like to match with, but it is a pay-per-use feature
- Geolocation used to suggest matches that are nearest to you
Trend/Popularity: On the rise
After consulting Google Trends, I found that the Bumble app has enjoyed a steady rise since its introduction that, according to the data, has peaked in February 2019. There is incomplete data for the following months, but I will assume that it will stay on its course of slow rise.
The states in the US where Bumble is the most popular are Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Colorado. It seems like these states have some very brave ladies.
Member Quality: Mainly verified users
To make certain that only human people use the Bumble app, there is a real-time photo verification that ensures there are no fake profiles. An added step in ensuring the authenticity of the users is via Facebook and via a phone number signup.
The verification process is simple and easy, especially for people that are serious in using the app. After the verification process, any profile that is deemed as a fake will be blocked and deleted, and the verified real profiles will continue their normal use of the app.
The Bumble app has two other sections, Bumble BFF and Bumble Bizz. The BFF section is used by people that are looking for genuine, platonic friendships and expansion of the social circle. The Bizz section is used for networking and expansion of career opportunities. These two parts of the app are used by real people with real needs, so rarely will anyone find a fake profile here.
Support & Safety: Great customer care team
The Bumble app has an excellent customer support team in place. The real-time photo verification process ensures no fake accounts can use the app, and there is a nice FAQ section that holds answers to the most important questions any user may have. For anything else, there is a Contact Us page with all the contact e-mails.
The users are safe from the start, as the verification process, along with the Facebook or phone number signup ensure that there are no fake accounts that can steal your data. The app’s website also has a detailed Guidelines and Terms & Conditions page that explains how you must conduct yourself to be able to be a part of Bumble, and they have a zero-tolerance policy to anyone not respecting the rules.
From the info shared on Wikipedia, the Bumble app is owned by the Bumble Trading Inc, a Texas-based company. The founder and CEO is Whitney Wolfe Herd. After leaving Tinder, with the support of Badoo’s founder and CEO Andrey Andreev, she started Bumble in 2014 and it has been a success ever since.
Pricing: Affordable, premium features
The basic use of the app is free for all. It comes with many interesting features that can be used a limited number of times per day. To get access to premium features and an unlimited number of extensions, you will need to purchase a membership called Bumble Boost.
The users that will go for the paid membership will gain access to the Beeline, where they get to see who liked them without having to wait for the match to happen organically; Rematch option to get a second 24-hour period to start a conversation with an expired match and the Busy Bee option that allows unlimited extensions on the matches.
The SuperSwipe feature is pay per use that is paid by Bumble coins, a single coin is $1.99 and a set of thirty coins is $34.99. The Bumble Boost membership will cost you $24.99 a month, or $8.99 a week, $16.66 for three months and $79.99 for six months. These prices are currently listed on the App Store Bumble preview page.
Ratings: Generally good ratings
Bumble can be downloaded from the App Store and Google Play. According to 407.1K users of the App Store, the app is rated at 4.2 out of 5-star rating. The Google Play users have it rated at 3.6 out of 5-stars, with over 107K comments and ratings. The stats say that the app has been downloaded over 10,000,000+ times. According to Forbes, the app has about 40 million users and growing, making it a very, very popular choice for online dating.
Conclusion: Most definitely worth a shot
The expression “Ladies choice” can be applied to the Bumble app in any term. The app was imagined and created to be a way of empowering women to take charge in the dating world. Even if it is labeled as a “feminist dating app” this women-focused app has changed many previously established dating habits.
With the ladies making the first step, the app is mostly aimed at bringing people together for more substantial relationships, even though hookups are certainly not excluded. It is favored by the ladies, but surprisingly the users are almost equally balanced with 48% female and 52% male users. It is certainly a good way to meet someone, even if it is just a friend through their BFF mode. For more reviews, be sure to check out our reviews of the other possibilities of the online dating world.