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How Does Bumble Work?


What Is Bumble?

Bumble is a social dating application that is very similar to apps like Tinder. Although not set up quite the same way, they are almost identical in the way that they work. Bumble is a location based app. That means that you will find other people that are in your area.

Where Can You Get Bumble?

You can find Bumble on the Itunes Store or the Google Play Store. All you have to do is type in Bumble and you should be able to download it immediately with no problems!

You’ve Downloaded It, Now What?

First You Make An Account

Like any dating app or social app you will have to create an account. This is made super easy because Bumble actually lets you connect your Facebook so that all your pictures and information is synced to the app. How convenient, right? We think it is!

Worried about your Facebook and Bumble becoming too connected? Don’t worry, they never intertwine in a way where your information is leaked onto your social media. Everything is kept private by Bumble. They just use Facebook to sync the info. That’s it. It’s really as simple as that.

You Make Yourself A Profile

It is super important to carefully set up a profile when it comes to using Bumble (or any dating/social app) because you want to make yourself appear as true as you can, but as interesting as you can at the same time. Bumble gives you the opportunity to create a small biography about yourself. Make sure that you are honest in your bio and you use information that you find appealing about yourself. You can also put your interests, hobbies and likes out there for potential matches to see as well!

Just like Tinder, this app lets you describe yourself so that people can decide whether they find you to be a match for them or not.

It sure cuts down the time that is wasted talking to people that you essentially have nothing in common with.

Start Checking Out The Options

Once your profile is updated and put out there for others to see it is time to start checking out others yourself! You can choose what you want your location set at. That way you aren’t seeing people that are super far from you. Bumble makes it easy to meet people that you live close to.

You can also change the location if you are out of town for business or on vacation. You don’t have to tie yourself down to one spot.

You can sift through all the local people that are single at this time.

Then you can read through their bios to decide whether or not you like them as people. This helps you to decide if you want to swipe right or not. Just like Tinder, Bumble has the option to swipe right on the people you have interest in. This is essentially you swiping “like” or “dislike”.

Now It’s Time To Choose Who You Like And Who You Don’t

However, even if you might “like” someone, it only matches the two of you if the other person also swipes “like”. This feature ensures that you don’t spend time communicating with someone that has no interest in you.

Remember That Women Are In Charge Here

Women tend to have all the power when it comes to Bumble. Bumble doesn’t allow men to initiate a discussion with women. Instead the woman has to OK whether or not she wants to open a line of communication with the guy that she has matched with. This gives the ladies a chance to really decide if they want to spend time on their match or not! This saves both parties time in the long term.

Remember The Matches Don’t Last Long

The only thing that might be a bit of a downer when it comes to using the app Bumble, is that your matches only last for twenty four hours. Women must accept the match in this time frame or the match will forever be gone! This is set up so that women can’t leave men in waiting to hear if they are interested in them or not. They should decide within the first twenty four hours as to not waste anyone’s precious time.

However, You Can Prolong The Match As A Guy

A guy has the chance to “like” to extend the period of time for the match. This means it can go longer than twenty four hours, but only if the dude digging the woman pretty hardcore. This gives the women a little more time to decide. But it also lets them know that he is really, very into her and he is really hoping that she gives him an opportunity to speak with her.

Start Chatting

Now that a match has been made and accepted, it is time to start communicating with one another! Don’t feel pressured to meet up with your match right away. You can spend a little while talking with each other before handing out your digits and meeting up! Keep things polite and the least cheesey you can. This helps to ensure that you two really get to know each other. You don’t want to scare you match off now, do you?

Not Looking For A Date? That’s Okay! You Can Look For Friends, Too!

Bumble offers a “BFF Feature”. This means that you can simply go on Bumble to make friends that are local to your area! This is great if you have just moved to a new town and are looking to find some new faces to hang out with. The great thing about this feature is that there is no twenty four hour rule like there is when it comes to the dating feature. This leaves the door open for you two to take your time deciding whether or not you want to go through with your friend match.

What Should You Avoid Doing On Bumble?

Not Reading Their Bios

It’s important to read each person’s biography and read it well at that! Not taking your time to carefully decide always leads to matches being… Well, not great matches. You’re just wasting your time and someone else’s if you don’t read their information. Reading thoroughly guarantees that you will be right for the person you want to match up with. Just because the platform is made to be quick, doesn’t mean that you should make any rash decisions.

Not Using Their Cool Features

Don’t forget that Bumble has a feature that allows you to go back when you’ve swiped right too quickly. If you had a second thought about your previous profile and you want to go backwards after swiping “dislike” or left, you can! How great is that? Unlike Tinder, where you cannot backtrack, with Bumble you can by simply shaking your phone.

Being Creepy

Okay, so let’s get this straight: Being creepy is not cool! Don’t waste someone else’s time by being a major pervert or being too overwhelming. Keep it simple. But that does not mean that you should keep it too simple. You will want to put a little bit of extra effort in, if you want your match to go anywhere at all!

Don’t Say:


Hi there.

It’s just lame. You want to make a good first impression and being boring does not do that. Not even a little bit.

Try thinking of something funny to say or googling a great opening line.

That does not mean that you should send something perverted or weird. Corny pickup lines are always a bad idea. They tend to push people away from you. This is their very first impression of you! Make it count in every way that you possibly can!


  1. Good morning, what is the legal age to use this site? My 14 year old daughter has downloaded the app. I need to know how to remove her if she is. Please help.
    Kind Regards

    • According the the terms of service on Bumble, you must be 18 years old to make an account. However, it is important for you to not worry about the terms of service, but make a decision about what you feel is appropriate for your child. Inform your daughter of your decision and explain your reasons for doing so. Have a great day, Linda!


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