What struck us most when creating our Bumble dating website review was the female-friendly features of this popular dating app. Since 2014, Bumble has been working hard to improve the online dating scene and empower women to make that first step. We applaud this.
According to an article on Quora, women receive between 20 and 130 messages a day on Bumble dating site and app. Even those women who are no longer active on the sites or apps receive about 15 messages a day. Honestly, that's a lot to sort through.
Certain online dating apps free can flood women with messages from good, bad, and just plain ugly dating prospects. Women can end up being inundated with hitches and unsolicited 'super girl' messages that get them burned out quickly. This is bad news for women, but it's also bad news for men who see a low response rate to their messages. Bumble changes this by putting the power of communication in the hands of women. Thus making the dating process more fun and less stressful for both men and women. Here's our take on the Bumble app. And we've included three other dating apps for free that also offer a great experience, especially for women.
Bumble online dating website was created in 2014 by some dating experts who wanted to make it a female-led place.
The motto of the app is life is short - make the first move. Whether it's networking, friendship, dating or love. Bumble's ultimate goal is to do away with the outdated dating rule that the man has to be the one to initiate.
Bumble is available for free on Google Play (the site has 4 stars) and iTunes (the site has 4.2 stars), and the site itself gets over 600,000 visitors a month.
To sign up, you'll need to sync your Facebook account, which Bumble will use to get information such as your name, age, university, and job. This also helps to ensure that everyone is who they say they are.
In terms of photos, you can add up to six photos and they can come from Facebook, your phone, or you can take a new selfie there. The Bumble team will review the photos and flag anything inappropriate. So no photos of celebrities or your underwear or blocking your face. Photos with guns are also banned from Bumble.
As we mentioned, the big difference between Bumble and other dating apps is that women have to send the first message to men. This doesn't apply to same-sex connections, where either party can send the first message.
Once a straight man and a straight woman swipe right at each other (the match is called a bee). The woman has 24 hours to message him or the connection is gone forever. If he wants to get more time before replying. He can extend the period by another 24 hours. It also shows the woman that he is interested in chatting.
However, he can only extend the match once per day, and only once per connection - unless he is a paying member. Women with a paid membership also have the option to extend the duration.
If you accidentally swipe left on someone, shake your phone to unlock the Backtrack feature. You can get three for free, which will refill after three hours. You can get more for free by spreading the word about Bumble on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.
Bumble has more premium features, but you have to upgrade your membership to use them. It costs $9.99 a month, but you can save money if you prepay for three or six months. These features include Beeline (see users who have swiped at you). Rematch (keep matches that should have expired). Busybee (receive unlimited extensions).
Since 2014, Bumble has received a lot of praise, especially from single women. The app is cool and I like that I can be the first contact, said Alyssa Rocks in her review on Google Play. The main downside we see about Bumble is that some people don't like the fact that they have to sign up through Facebook.
Skye Finucan, who also wrote a review on Google Play, said Not everyone wants a Facebook account. And anyone can create a fake Facebook account. So making it mandatory seems redundant. The premise seems reasonable. But for those who don't want to follow the social media trend and sell their souls to the Facebook devil, it is completely useless!