What is Bumble?
Bumble is a popular dating app with over 100 million users worldwide, where daters create a profile with pictures and swipe through potential suitors. The app works similarly to Tinder, but with a unique twist: only women can initiate conversations, giving them more control over their matches and preventing them from being overwhelmed with messages from men.
To use Bumble, users download the app from their app store, create an account, and select pictures and preferences for potential matches. If two users both swipe right on each other’s profile, they have a match, but the woman has to send the first message within 24 hours. If she doesn’t, the match is lost.
Bumble offers free sign-up, but there are paid features such as the ability to swipe through profiles that have already liked you, an extension of the 24-hour time limit, and a rematch feature. The app also has a verification tool to prevent catfishing and a feature to help users find friends or network for their careers.
Interestingly, Bumble isn’t just for heterosexual couples; users can select their sexual preference and message anyone they match with. The app also uses artificial intelligence to scan photos for lewd content and blur them out, giving recipients the option to block or report the photo.
Bumble has gained popularity, even among celebrities like Made in Chelsea’s Jamie Laing and actress Sharon Stone, and has become known for its focus on empowering women in the dating world.