EDITOR'S REVIEW

Editor's Review of Bumble

Overall SatisfactionA Value For MoneyA - SupportA Ease of UseA Quality of MembersA - SafetyA FeaturesA -

Pro’s

  • Women Make the First Move
  • Membership is Free
  • Can be Utilized for Networking

Con’s

  • Women only have 24 Hours to Message
  • Re-matching is Only Possible with Bumble Boost
  • Users are only able to Use the Extend Time Feature Once a Day

Editor's Summary

Very few dating applications are as polarizing as Bumble because most of the men and women using it either love it or hate it. The reason for this polarization is because the application has a unique rule where women must message first before men. For many women who believe in the existence of chivalry, this application ranks rather low in their opinion. For men who have trouble interacting with women, the application is viewed as a Godsend. To outsiders who have never heard of Bumble before, it is very similar to Tinder wherein users swipe right to like other users and left to ignore them. About the only differences that Bumble has over Tinder is women have to message first, and the profile picture resolution is a lot bigger and of higher quality. In addition, Bumble also offers Bumble BFF and Bumble Bizz, which are features to find friends of the same sex as well as to network for work.

Sign-Up and Login Process

Before being able to utilize Bumble, users must first download the application into their mobile devices before signing in. The signing in process is yet another reason why Bumble is an extremely secure dating application as it links to users’ Facebook accounts to verify and gather basic information before signing them in. Once the application has verified and gathered basic information, users are automatically signed in and can spruce up their profiles by adding pictures, answering a few questions, and editing their personal information. After completing these, they can immediately begin swiping.

Members/Interactions

Bumble’s “Ladies First” approach makes it one of the unique dating applications being utilized in the market today. When users match with each other, women must take the first step in initiating the communication and men must wait patiently. The application allows one full day for women to message and it also allows men to extend this duration by providing a feature known as Daily Extend that renews the duration by another 24 hours.

Key Features

  • Daily Extend
  • Bumble BFF
  • Bumble Bizz

Safety & Security

Bumble’s safety and security features are truly effective in preventing scammers from joining the website. It only links to Facebook to gather specific user information and utilizes its Bumble Photo Verification to weed out impostors. All-in-all, the application is about as secure as it can get in the world of online dating.

Pricing

As Bumble also has paid membership subscriptions, these offer many premium features that provide subscribers with many perks such as knowing who swiped right on your profile and Unlimited Daily Extend to name a few. Among these paid subscriptions are:

  • Bumble Boost - 1 Month - $24.99
  • Bumble Boost - 3 Months - $49.99
  • Bumble Boost - 6 Months - $79.99