How to use Bumble, and is it better than Tinder?
Despite many new additions to the dating app landscape, Bumble continues to be one of the most popular apps with 40 million users as of . The app, known for its unique feature of only allowing women to message first, remains in close competition with Tinder as a “top” dating app. But how does Bumble work – and is it better than Tinder?
How does Bumble work
To create an account on Bumble, sign up with either your Facebook account or your phone number. From there, you create your profile: add photos, write a bio, share traits like astrology sign and exercise level, and answer prompts like “I’m a great +1 because.”
Before using Bumble, you’ll also want to set your match preferences. You can set “Date Filters” to determine age and location ranges, as well as whether you want to see men, women, or everyone (there’s no specific option for non-binary or trans users).
With a free Bumble account, you can set two out of 11 “Advanced Filters” and sift out users based on other factors like lifestyle (such as drinking or smoking) or what they’re looking for (like something casual or a relationship). You can set as many Advanced Filters as you want with a Premium account.
With Bumble Boost, users can backtrack (reverse a left swipe); extend time on matches for an additional 24 hours; receive unlimited swipes, one Spotlight per week (putting your profile at the top of the swiping “stack”), and five SuperSwipes a week (letting a potential match know beforehand that you want to match).
Premium members receive all those perks, plus unlimited Advanced Filters; the ability to rematch with expired matches; Travel Mode (swipe anywhere you want to); and seeing everyone who’s already liked you (aka your Beeline).
After completing your profile and preferences, it’s time to swipe. Bumble is similar to Tinder: swipe left to dislike, right to like. Scroll down to view more of a viewer’s profile. Bumble doesn’t give a specific number of swipes free accounts have per day, but if the app notices you’re on a frenzy, they’ll limit your swipes for 24 hours.Read More »How to use Bumble, and is it better than Tinder?