Editor's Review of Bumble
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. Bumble says its "free" but you really need to use premium memberships or upgrades in order to find someone and not be frustrated with the experience. The 4 current upgrades are: Bumble Boost, Bumble Premium, SuperSwipe, and Spotlight.
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 user's Facebook accounts to verify and gather basic information before signing them in. Once the application has verified and gathered basic information, user's 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.
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.