Our Bumble app review – written for you by dating experts

The features and benefits of Bumble
Android
iOS
Instant Messages
Video Chat
Dating Site
Match service
Email Support
Phone Support
Live Online Chat
FAQ

Overview

Bumble is an app that has kindness, respect, and female empowerment at its core. The site is huge and super successful and has now branched into friendship and business platforms.

Pros & Cons

It’s a site that is geared towards putting women in the driving seat, which is, of course, great for the females using the site.
Lots of safety features and identity verification.
It is a fantastic site on which to find a serious relationship
There are lots of ‘Advanced Options’ with which to search so you really can find the perfect match for you.
Men must wait for a woman to message him first before he can communicate with a lady that he is interested in, which requires patience and deters from ‘fast dating.’ This can be a good or a bad thing depending on your perspective.
It’s quite expensive in comparison to other dating apps and sites.
Some of the most useful dating features aren’t free. Boost or Coins are needed to appreciate the site fully.

Pricing Plans

The standard Bumble service is free. Bumble Boost and Bumble Coins are the apps premium service.

1 Week

8.99 $

1 Month

24.99 $

3 Months

49.98 $

6 Months

79.98 $

Free services Vs. Paid services

Free services
Registration
Profile creation and adding photos
Matching, searching, and messaging services
Safety and security features
Paid services
Bumble Boost
Bumble Coins

Matches can expire on Bumble and, if you subscribe, they can be extended by a day, and re-booting an expired match is possible. You can also see all the members who have ever right-swiped you. Bumble coins are the ‘currency’ that can be used to pay for extra fun features. ‘Spotlight’ will highlight your profile throughout the app, and ‘Super Swipe’ is a way to declare to another member that you REALLY like them boldly.

Easy to Use

We found Bumble very easy to navigate. It’s an attractive, discreet site/app to use.

Matchmaking

Bumble will match you with the people who live in your people or town. They will automatically appear on your ‘Beeline.’ If you run out of people to swipe on, it will extend the search to a little further afield.

More specific matches based on your interests can be requested by picking from the ‘Advanced Options’ in your profile.

Messaging

Special features

The travel feature allows user to change their location when they are traveling for business or pleasure. It is a great way to make romantic or friendly connections in cities worldwide with other Bumblers.

Bumble arrange ‘In Real Life’ events so that users can meet for the first time in a safe, supportive, and happy environment. You can let people know that you’re attending an event by adding the ‘Event Badge’ to your profile.

Search Functions

Search criteria

Location, age, sexuality, gender, interests, and physical features can all become an important part of your search.

Searching by location

Your ‘Beeline’ will be full of Bumble members who have been suggested to you because they are good matches within your area.

Location can be changed to widen or narrow the search, and ‘Travel mode’ can be engaged should you fancy meeting up with some Bumblers from the city you’re holidaying in.

Searching by user/profile

Bumble doesn’t allow you to search for specific people as they want the emphasis to be on stepping out of your comfort zone and meeting new people.

Safety & Security

Customer service

Bumble relies on the extensive question and answer section, and we found it very difficult for the email address and phone number of the customer service team

Verification

Identity verification is encouraged on Bumble, and they have made it very easy to do. They simply require the member to mimic one of the 100 random poses and take a selfie. It is then sent to the customer support team, an actual person. Verification can be proudly displayed with a blue tick on a user’s profile page.

Protection from unsolicited nude photos

Bumble was the first dating app or site to develop the technology to blur any nude pictures sent through the site. The receiver can decide if they want to see the photo in all its ‘glory.’ The feature is called ‘Private Detective.’

FAQ

There are a comprehensive FAQ and ‘Help’ section that will answer most questions without the need to contact the customer support team.

Incognito mode

Incognito mode is discouraged, but you could switch off your location services on your device. If you do this, you’ll only be able to interact with the Bumble members who you have already connected with.

Dating safety

The team at Bumble is dedicated to the security and safety of their users, but as with all internet interaction, it’s important to use common sense.

Summary

We loved the empowering and inclusive ideas behind the Bumble brand. Integrity, honesty, and kindness are promoted, and that’s refreshing in the dating industry. The app is easy to use and a fab platform on which to find deep connections and romance rather than hook-ups and random Saturday night flirting.

Questions & Answers

What happens when you swipe right on Bumble?

Swiping right means you have ‘liked’ or expressed interest in another Bumble user.

How to cancel a Bumble subscription?

Either go to iTunes or Google Play and access your ‘Subscriptions’ section. Follow the instructions to end your access to Bumble Boost.

How to delete a Bumble account?

If you’re a member of ‘BFF’ or ‘Bumble Bizz,’ then simply go to your Account and change your ‘Mode’ setting. This will remove you from the dating platform.

How to start a conversation on Bumble?

Only a woman can start a conversation on Bumble. This to re-dress inequality and empower the female population.

What is a Bumble Boost?

It’s the name of the premium subscription service, which gives user access to extra features such as re-matching with an expired match.

How to reactivate a Bumble account?

Go to the ‘Mode’ setting in your BFF or Bizz account and reactivate the dating part of your account.

How does location update on Bumble?

If you’re logged into the Location Services on your Android or IOS device, the Bumble app will automatically update your location.

What does ‘deleted user’ mean on Bumble?

It is someone who has successfully matched and found a fulfilling relationship through the Bumble app.

How much does Bumble cost?

The basic Bumble service is free, but there are in-app purchases such a Boost or Bumble Coins.

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