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How Does Bumble Work? What to Expect from the Hottest Dating App

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Move over Tinder, there’s a new dating app that’s taking over and it’s called Bumble! How does Bumble work, you ask? This is what you need to know.

With dating moving to the online universe, it’s hard to know which app or site is right for you. There are so many different types and while most of them are similar, there are a few that are completely tailored to what you need. Like Bumble! But how does Bumble work and what makes it different?

While many dating apps cater to the general audience, there are a few designed for specific types of people. Bumble, for example, is geared more toward women. It puts women in the driver’s seat so they can steer their relationships in the right direction.

Why is dating online so popular?

How much time during the day do you spend on your phone? Now how much time do you spend going out and about to meet new people? I can bet with almost certainty that you spend the large majority of your time on your phone while only a minuscule amount of time spent out in the open.

This means it’s much easier for you to meet someone from the comfort of your home, behind your phone, than it would be for you to meet someone in real life. That’s why dating apps have become the new rage in dating. And it’s much more likely that you’ll meet someone you click with. [Read: 10 annoying misconceptions about online dating]

How does Bumble work?

If you’re in the market for a new dating app and aren’t sure what to go for, Bumble is definitely one you should try. Say goodbye to Tinder, and hello to the hottest dating app to hit the market since.

If you’re unfamiliar with what this app is, don’t worry. That’s what we’re here for. In order to determine if Bumble is the dating app you want to use, you’ll have to know how it works, first.

#1 You connect to it through Facebook. This is much like Tinder. You sign up through Facebook and all your images are added through the app. Don’t worry, though. They never post anything on Facebook saying that you’re on a dating app. They just use it for your age and images.

#2 You set up a profile. You can create a bio on Bumble, just like Tinder. This allows others to see what your interests are and for you to show people who you are in a little snippet so they can decide to like you or dislike you. [Read: The best tips for making the most of your online dating profile]

#3 You can browse local singles on Bumble. Bumble works based on your location. This way, you aren’t connecting with someone hundreds of miles away but instead, you’re connecting with someone closer to your location so you can actually build a relationship.

#4 You can even make just friends! Bumble has a “BFF” feature that allows you to look for friends instead of relationships! We all know how hard it can be to find friends – especially if you just moved to a new location. Bumble makes it easy to connect to those who are in need of a platonic companion.

#5 You swipe to “like” or “dislike.” This feature is really simple to use. All you have to do is swipe left to dislike someone and swipe right if you like them. This way, if both of you “like” each other, it will show you a match.

#6 Women make the first move. Instead of allowing two-way communication after a match, women have to make the first move. This gives us ladies the opportunity to thoroughly vet the guys before deciding to begin a conversation with them. We may change our mind after a while or find someone we want to talk to more. [Read: 14 reasons women should make the first move]

#7 Matches only last 24 hours. Unlike Tinder, your matches on Bumble only last for 24 hours before disappearing. If you don’t “make a move” prior to those 24 hours, you’ll lose that match forever. This encourages women to expedite their communication so a guy will know that very day if they’re interested.

#8 Guys can extend an extra “like” for 24 more hours once a day. If 24 hours have gone by without a message from a girl, a guy can choose to extend those 24 hours with only one person a day. Which means, if a guy does this for a girl, he must be really into her and want to get to know her a lot.

#9 For friends, each has the opportunity to message first. With the BFF feature, both people have the opportunity to send the first message – it’s not restricted to just one person. Therefore, the 24 hours rule only exists if neither person talks to the other.

#10 You can then message your heart away! After creating a message and opening the line of communication, you can message away! Many people carry on a conversation for a couple days before deciding to dish out their number and take the conversation elsewhere. [Read: How to message a girl you like and make her want you]

What to expect

Not all dating apps are the same. Being prepared for what to expect can help you feel more comfortable using the app and even making the first move.

#1 Ladies have all the power. Women are in charge here. No guy can drop a terrible pickup line at a girl that can ruin their chances of hooking her. Women get to talk first and try their hand at picking up a guy. It’s way better this way because girls don’t just go for anyone. They’ll only talk to those they can picture a future with.

#2 Guys may not get a message after a match. This is just the reality of Bumble. Some guys may get a lot of matches, but no actual messages. This just means girls like them enough to see if they like each other, but not enough to have a real conversation with them. This can be for a lot of reasons but most of the time, they just decided they’re not into it.

#3 Speedy communication. This is a much faster way of dating. When you only have 24 hours to decide to speak with someone, you make decisions much faster. This means you’re not sitting around waiting for the other person to get up the courage and chat. It’s also less nerve-racking for the guys this way. [Read: Your guide to flirting online the right way]

#4 Less hook-ups. I think Tinder has become known more for their hooking up aspects than for their relationship matching. The truth is, many people on Tinder just want to get laid. But because Bumble puts women in charge, the guys on this app are looking for more than a one-night stand.

#5 Genuine connections. People on Bumble are there for the right reasons. They’re not there to hook up with you, but to find like-minded people they can get along with. Their BFF feature proves this to be true by connecting people who are just looking for friends.

[Read: The pros and cons of using a dating app to find love]

The question, how does Bumble work, has easily been answered. It’s the hottest up and coming dating app out there. By putting women in charge, any guy would be an idiot not to join in order to find a relationship. 

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Bella Pope
Bella Pope
Bella is a lifestyle writer, cheese enthusiast (Wisconsin native over here) and fantasy adventure author-in-progress who enjoys all things love, dog, p...

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