Bumble is a dating app like no other. Besides being a photo swiping dating app, Bumble is unique in the way women communicate with men. Using this platform you will comply to the Ladies-First texting standard. This means that when a match occurs(when both swipe right) only the woman can send the first text message.
While this way of messaging provides some security for women(since some men send irrelevant/offensive messages) we think that messaging should be free for both genders and filtering of offensive messages should be done based on their content.
- Left/right Swiping - Bumble supports the industry-standard browsing and swiping of profiles. Using a free membership you can define filters to accurate your potential matches.
- Bumble Advanced Search Filters - One thing that is unique about Bumble, is the fact that they offer their advanced search filters already for the non-paying member.
- Spotlight and Boost - When you find a profile you are really interested in, you can use Spotlight feature(2 Bumble coins) to put your profile card in the top 30 cards in the stack of that person. This is very similar to Tinder's Superlike feature. Boost feature is also similar to Tinder's, putting your profile card in the top for an hour.
Sign Up Process
Signup process is quite easy. Bumble supports connecting your Facebook account - from there it is just 5-10 minutes and you have your profile running.
Pros and Cons
- Popular in the US and Canada
- Good variety of features
- Limited features for non-paying user
- Premium plans are expensive compared to competitors
- Only women can message first
Bumble.com is a great option if you believe that the lady should be the one to make the first move. From women perspective, having lots of messages waiting in your inbox would change to having lots of matches - then you have to initialize messaging with the profiles that you like.