Millions of people have signed up for Bumble to start building valuable relationships, finding friends, and making empowered connections. And now, we’ve been named one of Apple’s 2021 Apps of the Year for connection.
Creating new connections has never been easier. Bumble is working to lift the stigma of online dating by employing unprecedented standards for respectful behavior. Because of this relentless dedication, millions of people are using Bumble to build valuable relationships every single day.
DATING, FRIENDS & NETWORKING
Bumble is at the forefront of matchmaking technology by providing an app that allows users to foster more than just romantic connections. The industry-leading app empowers users to swipe through potential connections across three different modes:
- Bumble Date: On Bumble Date, women make the first move. We’ve changed the archaic rules of the dating game so that you can form meaningful relationships in a respectful way.
- Bumble BFF: Life is better with friends. Whether you’re new to a city or looking to expand your circle, Bumble BFF is the easiest way to make new friends.
- Bumble Bizz: Now we’re in business. Use Bumble Bizz to network, find mentors, and create new career opportunities.
Bumble is the first app of its kind to bring dating, friend-finding, and career-building into a single social networking platform.
CHANGING THE RULES OF THE GAME
At Bumble, women make the first move. In heterosexual matches, the woman has 24 hours to make the first move and the man has 24 hours to respond. In same-sex matches, either person has 24 hours to make the first move, while the other individual has 24 hours to respond, or else, the connection expires. By prompting our users to be bold and make the first move we’ve seen over 3 billion messages sent to date.
THE BUZZ IS REAL
“Bumble exists to empower women...” (Fast Company)
“Bumble is just an app: but it’s changing the discussion.” (Wired)
“Bumble offers an alternative that prioritises meaningful connections, with women calling the shots:” (UK Sunday Times)
“Bumble rejects hate speech to make users feel safe on its dating app” (Texas Standard)
“What makes Bumble different from other dating apps...is its focus on giving women all the power. ” (Business Insider)
Bumble is free to download and use. However, we also offer optional subscription packages (Bumble Premium and Bumble Boost) and single or multiple-use paid services for which no subscription is required (including Spotlights and SuperSwipes).
We offer weekly, monthly, 3 month and 6 month subscriptions giving discounts to the weekly price. The prices may vary per country and are subject to change without notice. Prices are clearly displayed in the app.
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* If offered, if you choose to use our free trial, any unused portion of the free trial period will be forfeited when you purchase a subscription to that publication, where applicable
* If you don’t choose to purchase Bumble Boost, you can simply continue using and enjoying Bumble for free.
Bumble Inc. is the parent company of Bumble, along with Badoo and Fruitz
Bumble: Dating. Friends. Bizz Positive Reviews
More Success Than Other AppsAnd that’s not saying much. However, I do enjoy Bumble. Its easy to use and it offers speed dating every Thursday. however, I wish some of the features were more personalized or offered as add-ins. For example I would like the option to pay for bee-line (allows you to see who likes your profile) without having to pay for a full subscription like premium or boost. Other than that, the app itself is fine. The biggest problems you ladies (straight cis-gender) will run into isn’t really the app’s fault. After you match with someone, you’re given 24hrs to message them and they only have 24hrs to respond. A lot of times, guys don’t respond at all. You’ll also run into men who are just looking for hookups, which is typical. The other issue is the never ending one-sided small talk. A lot of these guys can’t hold a conversation or they expect you to do all of the work because bumble requires women to initiate the conversation. If your goal is to land a date in person, it’s going to take some patience, unless of course you’re a super model or something. Overall, its always ideal to meet ppl in person, but I think Bumble is a safe platform to explore your options. Use this as a supplement for your dating routine. Don’t solely rely on Bumble.Tay$76$@Version: 5.304.0
Not bad, but needs workThis app is good for meeting new people, however, it’s kinda unfair to use. What I mean by this is that if you end up liking someone or someone (or that person) likes you, in order for you to see who that is or for it to be an official match, you must pay $18 just to see who they are that liked you, which is really unnecessary and expensive if all you’re trying to do is meet someone, and god forbid it’s someone you don’t find interesting or doesn’t match your personality, then you’d end up just blowing $18 for no reason when the whole point was just to meet someone YOU thought was perfect for you. And on top of that, the women have to make the first move (which isn’t necessarily a bad thing), but some don’t make a move at all after matching (from what I experienced). So it then makes it unclear as to whether they even meant to do that in the first place or not, and since I (a male) can’t say anything first, I’m just left in the dark as to why I haven’t heard from anyone cause I can’t say anything to confirm if she’s willing to meet. Im not trying to complain or say it’s a bad app or anything cause it actually does what it’s supposed to do, but I’m just pointing out the flaws of paying an expensive price just to see who swiped you and whether it was worth the money or not and also pointing out the communication issues between people..TDROID$$!!!Version: 5.200.0
MEN LISTEN UP!!!I really like this app but its the people who make it a pain. The men on here somehow expect the women to do all the work, i cant figure out if they are all insecure,don’t know what to do with women or taking dating advice from “single” men on the internet. I don’t understand why a simple hello is not enough for a man who see’s a woman he likes to carry on the conversation. Just because its an app where women make the first move does not mean they want to wear the pants. Woman want to feel special and definitely tired of the hot and cold games or chase games you men play. For any man reading, this is how to do online dating successfully: 1. Read her profile and if you like what you see then swipe. 2. Once she responds, engage her in interesting conversations for a day or two( if she keeps replying, she is interested. If she stops try once more and if no reply delete) 3. Ask for her number 4. Ask her out at least 3 days before the date: ( set location, date and time. Or send 3 locations for her to choose) 5. Keep getting to know her and vibing prior to the date. 5. First date a nice restaurant or bar. Second date something fun she will like. Third date, something you enjoy doing. Etc.. Online dating is not hard. People are just lazy or unserious..Kindergarten loveVersion: 5.305.0
It’s okayI don’t use the apps much but during Covid and for travels to meet People I opened it. If you’re looking to meet people and go on dates this is not for you sorry. Better bet would be badoo. Maybe i haven’t had it for long enough but the guys here while they will answer and I had a lot of matches expect the girl to do all the work not just with writing them first but the whole time. Meanwhile from other apps I’ve actually met up with guys and met interesting ones from other countries. While the guys here are attractive and accomplished it doesn’t do much when I already have dates lined up from other apps that have maybe more choices but guys that aren’t as appealing. I refuse to pay to use any of these apps, just wanted to see how it goes. I’m sure there’s great guys on here but they need to realize girls can get lots of messages and offers and they should act fast instead of waiting around for the girl to propose something . I’m old fashioned and like that Guys here don’t say inappropriate things and there are a lot of quality guys. But when you hear the same ones have been on it forever maybe it’s because you guys put zero effort into it. I even put my Instagram account in my profile so guys can contact me there and I’m open to meet and respond to my matches. It makes me wonder why guys even have these apps on their phones.Cinderella455Version: 5.269.0
Reasonable ExpectationsI have been on Bumble since June 2019 and have experienced the tragedies and triumphs and everything in between. As with anything, if your expectation is immediate gratification you will be disappointed. If you are serious, patient, create an attractive profile and above all else, are honest you will make connections. These connections can lead to great conversations and much more. After that, it’s up to chemistry and no app has that. I have made connection and I waited for the conversation to start and the clock ran out. I have made connection and had second thoughts and let the clock run out. I have also met some amazing people and built lasting relationships. Bumble to me seems safe, exudes quality with the look of the app, the simplicity of use and the opportunity to add additional services for a price. I have done that once but really isn’t necessary. It is also very easy to update your profile as you learn what seems to be working and maybe what isn’t. With patience you will connect. Maybe not everyone you swiped right, but likely the right ones. Two tips, be HONEST...about everything including your age, and second, use the extended clock strategically, it can pay dividends. Bumble isn’t perfect but no dating app is. Happy Bumbling.PappuliVersion: 5.156.1
Great app for those looking for something seriousI completely loved this app. I haven’t ever used dating apps and about a year ago I decided to give them a try. I did some research and decided to try Bumble first as I was looking for something serious. The app is really easy to use, I just wished the chat window was a bit more interactive and allowed to delete messages (lol), but again the purpose of this app is just to use it as a first step and continue chatting/texting out of it once you think you have a match. As a woman, is nice to be able to take the first step to initiate the conversation. I had 3 dates with really nice guys before finding my current boyfriend (we’ll soon be celebrating our first anniversary!), so we are both very happy we found each other with this app. The only thing I would recommend them to change is to allow choosing pictures from your phone instead of Facebook. I met one guy who had old photos on Facebook because he just didn’t interact with it a lot, so when we met in person he looked a bit different. Overall it was a good app, and I would recommend it to anyone looking for something serious, guys here were really nice, some really well educated, and a couple were absolute gentleman..Ger R.Version: 3.23.1
Thank you bumble💛Bumble was my last shot at finding someone who was looking for the same kind of relationship as me. I was looking for something long term, and none of the other apps I tried seemed to have an option for that. With bumble, not only was this an option, but I found my perfect match. Every day I’m grateful that bumble exists for this reason. I do not have the app anymore for obvious reasons, but I recommend it highly to anyone who is looking to find a real, loving and healthy relationship. Most dating apps are set up for hookups and such. With bumble this is not the case if you don’t want it to be. I love the idea of the girl talking first too. As a girl, this does make things a little awkward, but it helps to be the one making the first move. As in other dating apps, guys typically hit girls with pickup lines or flat out ask if they want to hook up. I felt like I could explain what I was looking for so much easier with bumble. My personal trainer had recommended it to me after he found his now wife on the app. I’m so glad he told me about it. Me and my boyfriend have been together for 8 months now, and are planning on a long happy future together.
Thank you bumble, from the bottom of my heart💛.LuvlfleVersion: 5.269.0
More than happy!I’m from another country and Arrived here still in the middle of the pandemic, so was very difficult to make friends, even with my type of work I didn’t have the chance to meet a lot of people so when covid restrictions were more relax this app was a good option to meet new people. I also downloaded tinder but immediately get it was to hook up and that wasn’t what I wanted, what I love about Bumble it’s the option to write what are you looking and the fact that woman make the first move. I had nice dates, when I was ready to settle down my first try was good but unfortunately at the end didn’t work out. After a break of man and take a time for me, I was ready to see what was there, without any big expectations… but the destiny made me met who is my boyfriend right now. Was the right time for both and just happened! We are so happy and our relationship is growing up everyday. Thanks to Bumble haha because I don’t think we would met without this app. In terms of the app I like how you can specify what are you looking, interests, age, nationality, etc and as I said before the fact that woman do the first move! If you meet someone and didn’t work out, don’t blame the app..BcstsVersion: 5.287.0
Deceptive with your matching preferences.Not a bad app. Haven’t gotten any targeted ads yet, and haven’t been smothered with obvious fakes either. I’m giving the lower rating because they have basically put the “Dealbreaker” buttons in your range settings as a placebo. I’ve been trying to go mile-by-mile outward, because there is an entire college just outside of 40 miles away, and my queue will be entirely dominated by people from that college if I don’t restrict my range. What I find happening anyway is I will still see people OUTSIDE that range after I’ve set my range to be a dealbreaker! Even sneakier, I will sometimes find that this setting has been turned off for me, as if they’re trying to pull a fast one on me. In addition, how is it that one day I can swipe through every profile in a specific range, but the next day there’s several less than 10 miles out? Not likely they made their profile day, since that little “new here” bubble appears on their profile. There is clearly some sneaky business going on to restrict your swiping to people who will never see your profile past a certain point, and hold some in reserve so you can swipe on for longer. In the end, however, these practices are less predatory than most of your other options for dating apps. If you’re dead set on picking on, this is probably your best bet..Sebastian Evridge PopeVersion: 5.203.0
Gender settings are nice, but a bit weird.This app is overall okay. I like that they have a lot of options on things you can add to your profile, but their monthly price is really high. $40 for basically one month, and $20 for a week, just so you can see people who have swiped on you or even to just filter things such as height preference. But what really gets me here, is the way they handle gender identity and how they categorize it. I’m a trans male, who’s interested in women, and I’ve had no problems in my past with dating women. But if I change my gender identity to “trans man” on this app and set my preference as “women” my feed is changed to nothing but other women who are interested in women, or people looking for “poly” relationships. I don’t think I’m quite what lesbians are looking for bumble? But once I set my gender back to “male” I’m brought back to women who are interested in men. So I have no choice but to just put “male” and then that I’m “trans” in my bio. So maybe something needs to be changed about that? Why should I feel that I’m less of a man on this app? I get that you try and pair “lgbtq+” with others in that same category, but make it make sense. If I say I’m “straight” I should only be seeing what my preference is. If others choose to not like me because I’m trans, let them make that decision..Josh_805Version: 5.256.0
Needs better featuresI think all dating apps has its pros and cons but what Bumble lacks is putting it behind apps like Tinder (I hate to even compare it to Tinder) and Hinge. For example, Tinder at least has the feature where you can search numbers through your contact list and block them from seeing your profile in the app. I wish Bumble had a similar feature because you do see a lot of the same user profiles in most of the dating apps and I’d like to be able to block someone that I didn’t necessarily connect well with or from having a family member or coworker see my profile. Also the 24 hour match feature where the woman has to message the guy first and wait for him to respond during that time or else the match completely disappear is just not right. I sometimes go days without checking the app because I’m busy with work and life in general or choose to take mental breaks, before logging back on and then finding my “match” has disappeared. I’ve lost many potential matches this way or some that I’ve messaged and they don’t respond with the 24 hours. At least give the woman (who has to message the match” an option to extend that message time so that maybe when the guy logs back on, he has a chance to see the actual message..MO_2830Version: 5.249.0
Customer Service FailThis is my second account with Bumble. The first one I had to cancel because I simply tried to verify my account by taking a picture (which seems like the only way to do so) and could not do so. I literally took several photos in the same spots in my house and the app basically told me I’m not me. The app then locked me out and forced and when I contacted customer service for assistance they suddenly could not find an account for me. So stupidly I started another profile, with some of the same pictures and definitely the same information. So I decided to try and verify my account yet again….and yet again it will not allow me to verify. I have contacted customer service and have received a basic email with no information that is of use to me. I am now locked out of my account and will likely close my account. This app is really not that user friendly and it makes it impossible to receive any helpful customer service to solve a simple problem. I recognize that verified accounts add another layer of security (which is why I wanted to verify mine) but this is too much trouble! Oh and I’ve yet to find anyone who isn’t trying to sell something, have me follow them on another site or who isn’t really married to someone I may know!.Tired5050Version: 5.249.0
Can’t find my home townFirst off I can find my home town in the app, I live and grew up in a Small town in Ohio and I can find it therefore I cannot complete my profile. That means I can’t get the 100% and it drives me nuts.
Also I don’t understand why y’all need to include our political views as an option on our pages. This country is divide enough as is and having the fact that I am a republican on my page is only gonna drive people who don’t know me away, and I ain’t gonna lie and not say what I am. In today’s political climate someone may look at my page and see the word “Conservative” and think “well if he is an conservative he must be a racist” that is gonna severely affect my matches, also why not include more than just Liberal,Moderate, and conservative. You can’t just generalize all people into three categories Far left, Far right, or Middle (I do understand it makes it simple though) because I am not any of the options. Given these options to us will only push us farther apart when the left and right need to do is come together. And pushing us apart is what in fact will happen with this app because of the fact it has a such a large user base..CobyKeimVersion: 5.217.0
Great Concept, Great App!First of all, how great is it that you can now find a date, friends, and a business partner all in one app?!
I can’t speak from a guy’s perspective, but having had this app for almost 2 years, I can say that it’s an absolute game changer. I love the concept that ladies get the first move, which as an introvert, I have come to appreciate; It has taught me to be brave and creative when starting conversations with strangers lol. It seems like most people on here are genuine, although I do wish there was just a bit more diversity. I love the time limit concept on the matches, it’s quite ingenious. It creates a sense of urgency which is great but also has its cons. The app itself is smooth and very user friendly, plus the no limits on swiping is just the icing on the cake. If you don’t have a paid subscription however, which allows you to see everyone that swiped right on you (amongst other great perks I’m sure), it can be easy to waste a lot of time on the app just swiping. They also notify users with cute little positive messages and tips every so often and I love it. I haven’t had any major problems with the app, but I have met some pretty cool people, so don’t sleep on bumble ya’ll 💯.3.1415926542Version: 2.20.0
Can be good, but it’s not for everyone.In my past experiences with this app, I’ve met a handful of people, and most of my dates. The key thing to getting a decent amount of matches is great pics and a great bio (traditionally known). Although, it may still be hard to get even one match because people commonly have busy lives, hence don’t check their Bumble. Others just won’t care and will ghost you. But, who am I to judge? I personally prefer to meet people in person, as it’s the old fashioned way. I believe Bumble is one of the best, if not the best app to meet new people. I’ve personally had numerous accounts with Bumble after deleting and reinstalling it SO many times.
One thing that discourages me is that there can be so many attractive people in your area but not only is it possible to not have likes, but just to get noticed I feel like you have to buy spotlight. I definitely feel like it’s way easier for women to get matches compared to men, but I may also be wrong. Unless you are an EXPERT with patience, and you only have an interaction here and there, I think it’s best to meet people in person. I know we live in a digital world, but still don’t believe dating apps are for everyone. My advice, try the app. If it bears good fruit, God bless. If it doesn’t, stay away..LionseyesVersion: 5.219.0
False advertisingI redownloaded the app a while ago and after every few swipes there was an ad for a “free trial” for bumble boost. It was annoying to constantly have it pop up so I figured I’d give it a try. Come to find out that I was automatically charged for a 3 month subscription. It should have clearly been stated that I was not eligible for the free trial (bc apparently I had tried it years ago even though I don’t remember) but instead they just automatically charge you. This is false advertising!!! I realized this one hour into it and tried to email bumble and cancel and this is what bumble responded with “The reason this instant charge happened was because Apple deemed you not eligible for a trial, possibly because you have already had one previously for Bumble under a different account. In this case it is Apple that chooses to charge you immediately and that's unfortunately out of our control.”
I asked if they couldn’t cancel it entirely to at least switch me to a one month subscription but they said no. How did they decide to sign me up for the 3 month versus at least a 1 month trial?? This is very misleading and deceptive. So shady and money hungry..Flower ballVersion: 3.2.0
User-friendly and safeWho likes dating apps? Not me, because it feels like I’m shopping for a person and putting myself on a market (which is really what dating apps are for, obviously).
However, with the free version, you can send messages to matches (they have 24 hours to respond) and you have unlimited messages once you match. In addition, Bumble adapts. I actually like that they changed it to only allowing you to view/like a few people at a time — it helps keep you logging in, so you maybe won’t miss messages with/from matches. A downside to this change, though, is that I always have, like, 50 likes (most of them I won’t like back because we’re clearly incompatible in some way), and it’s going to take longer to make matches with those likes. But, anything good takes time… so, I guess that makes sense.
Bumble is doing alright — with BFF (helpful when you’ve moved to a new state!) and with Date. If I’m going to pay for a dating app, I wouldn’t mind paying them to upgrade (versus others so far tried that like to limit everything you do until you pay for it, and limit to extreme lengths). If a free version says a lot about an app (which is generally true), the free version of this one is effective and user-friendly..TonyafayeVersion: 5.298.0
Feels weirdI’ve been using this app for a week now and it feels weird and the people seem weird. I’ve matched with at least 7 women to which 3 of em never texted me. Idk y this app has the whole “women text first thing” but it somewhat seems like a missed opportunity for the guy. It’s unfair when a women matched with you, but never text simply because women don’t do that all the time. Idk if it’s for empowerment, but normally women don’t text first. Also the women I’ve matched with all seem exactly the same. Idk if it’s just coincidental but they are all are boring and answer like days later. It’s somewhat confusing, considering they matched me and liked my photos. Last but not least, I’ve encountered women who for some reason delete their accounts.... only to make another one with a different name and different pictures? I can tell it’s the same women because “Duh it’s obvious” but it’s creepy and makes me wonder who tf I’m talking to. This app is good because it’s more freedom unlike tinder, I actually feel like I can talk to ppl on here. But it suffers from the same thing tinder does. It’s just the gratification u can possibly talk to these women. It’s not guaranteed or anything. Again this app isn’t bad, surly better set up then tinder but, just awkward and boring at times. Maybe because I’m in Japan idk..Bad boy 678Version: 5.136.0
Don’t get premiumI got premium for a week to see if I would get better results and to be able to bring back the people that I timed out with. While I had premium, I got no swipes. I thought no one liked me, which is fair. But as soon as I ended my premium, a bunch of people swiped on me. Not only that, but I’ve been spamming swipe right to try and match with them, but not a single one has matched 😐 I’ve swiped so much that I continue to use up all my swipes for the day. Bottom line, don’t get premium. It’s a waste of money and bumble is just trying to scam you.
They said it’s cause of advanced filters, but I swiped so much when I had filters on, that it started expanding out side of my filters (mind you, I had filters even before I had premium, so nothing changed) and that still doesn’t change the fact that with every swipe I get (and I swipe right on literally everyone because I’m desperate to make friends) none of them end up being the people that matched with me. Bottom line, if you are serious about making friends like I am, I don’t recommend this app, per my personal experience 👍🏾.Nara765Version: 5.239.0
Can't Match/Guys Are LazyI'm going to make this short and simple. I've been on this app like five times before, and although I've met some incredible people and had some great times, I say that online dating is risky. It's for people who are lonely for some specific reason and want company, but don't necessarily want to date. That's not the apps fault, but I just want anyone who's reading this to know that if things don't work out it's not you, it's just online dating. Now on to technical issues and the men on there. I've logged on with my Facebook, and I put ton of care into my bio, even putting attractive photos and I haven't matched with anyone. I know how this sounds lol but I honestly think my phone or the app is broken (at least for my profile). I tested this my liking a whole bunch of profiles, even guys I'm not interested in (or dtf guys) and still nothing. It's been three days! Not one like. It's kinda peculiar. When I was on here before, within 24 hours there would be tons of matches, but now it's not working. Also, I think bumble should allow both parties to message first because it's too much pressure on me to always message first and then sometimes get nothing, because the dude believes he has to be chased and sold. It's weird. In conclusion, I'm going to try tinder..AbbySoSoVersion: 3.2.2
Honest Review About BumbleThrough my 2 year experience with the app, I’d like to give me truthfully and honest opinion about the app. First off I give it a 3 star because this app doesn’t care about weather or not you find someone. At one point it did but now it’s turned into a “pay to play” app, which is unfortunate considering how much bumble pushes and promotes finding “the one” through them. Number 2 bumble has a simple algorithm: we give you a limited amount of swipes, we’ll have 2 “mock” profiles shoot you likes but you won’t get to see them nor be able to like them back. Oh no you ran out of swipes? Well simple pay us for premium and you’ll get all the benefits except the two profiles that liked you won’t text you within the 24 hour period we give them to text you. Now for the rest of the time you have premium you’ll have all the benefits but won’t reap the reward of finding someone. Very simple algorithm to understand and it amazes me how the app will consistently continue to make you believe that you’ll eventually find a match. So inclusion if you are going to spend money on a dating app, go to Tinder; because at least there, they won’t sell you a bunch of lies to keep you on there..Diemon222Version: 5.299.0
Misleading Notifications, Defective SwipingIn terms of people on the app, Bumble is pretty decent. You have the ability to filter to only verified profiles which is nice.
However, Bumble notifications are what annoy me the most. Why send a notification if you don’t have a like or a match? Some notifications are so misleading and it’s just about getting people back on the platform and back on their phones. It’s about business as usual, trying to keep you on the app for as long as possible while not getting you a match. I get that this is the model that all dating apps function on but at least try to make it less obvious. People who are motivated to find someone don’t need a reminder to go on a dating app. They just need to know when they get a match or a like. That’s it.
Concerning the swiping mechanism, I can’t tell you how often I’ve swiped right or left by accident while trying to scroll down on a profile. I would suggest changing the sensitivity of the swipes or using buttons instead like Hinge.
Also something that goes for all dating apps, not just Bumble. Spotlight should be active for at least 6h, not 1h. I’m glad Bumble gives you 1 free Spotlight a week, but come on, one hour is not enough for the price you would pay if you bought one..Yaua95Version: 5.195.0
Understandable Intent, Unfortunate ResultsHaving used this app on and off with no success so far, it seems populated with roughly the same kind of people you would expect on Tinder, though the app is made to provide more detail and help ensure you find someone with the right personality, like I tend to want to instead of simply engaging in hookups. However, the dual features of matches expiring after 24 hours and only women being able to respond first to curb harassment makes it rather difficult for people like me, the good-intentioned though usually overlooked users, to be easily ignored. I have actually seen less engaging matches on here compared to any other site, even Tinder, and those matches usually have me requiring to respond first to start anything. It’s a shame because the app is structured well and provides great features, but it fails to let anything flourish for someone that normally does not make first approaches out of fear of rejection but does so on these apps. It can make using the app feel worse than simply doing nothing, something I have experienced multiple times.
Also, I have been both a free and paid user with the same outcome of nothing when using this app as either status..Dynamite TyVersion: 5.283.0
Bumble scamI was given a swipe that offered a 14 day trial and decided to try it out. However, once I went through with the apple link and accepted, it said I purchased 3 month for over 60 dollars, lead to believe I was receiving a free trial and then signing up for a 3 month membership after trial upon testing of services and non cancellations. This just happened so I am hoping it’s a mistake and something that can be reversed, pleased respond as this is a ridiculous cost to unexpectedly pay..Ano123321Version: 2.17.0
Too many notifications.Hey guys- consider either cutting the push notifications wayyyyy down, or letting us have a choice on which we want to receive! All these cheesy notifications are overkill. I’d rather just get notifications 1. When I have a match and 2. When I have a new msg. That’s it. Eliminate the rest! Otherwise fun app.Emcat09Version: 2.17.0
Met my husbandI met my husband on this app after swearing of never use a dating app. He was the first one I’d ever met up with in person and I fell In love instantly..GrEenTeAdriFtVersion: 5.245.1
Wont recommend for womenTLDR at the end.
It is well know that guys swipe right on everyone and they only check the girl out when they get a match. Not only that, but you have to text them first and in a 24h window. I can imagine that half of the guys that matched me only did because they used the method of swiping right on everyone, and having to text every guy because if not the match will expire is definitely a real waste of time. My other guess is that because a girl has to text first guys suddenly feel too good and think they can do better ? Really don't know. I don't want to sound like I expect everyone to like me, not at all. I am just not sure why guys stop texting you after like 2 days of having a match. I also don't have any problems by texting someone first, but in other apps I give it a couple of days (because if we only matched because he swipes right on everyone he would have unmatched me already) and then say hi.
I have used other dating apps and have had way better experience than on bumble. Even on tinder, where 90% of guys are just there for hookups, I had better results meeting really nice guys who can keep a conversation going for days and are actually really excited to grab a coffee with you.
I also was curious to know if anyone had a similar experience on bumble like me, and found an interesting reddit post in which a lot of people had the exact same issues that I did. I guess the idea of the girl texting first and only having 24h to reply only works if you can make sure that the people who matched you are actually interested in you. Something that is really difficult to accomplish. I rather match people and text them when I am ready, and give time too see if they are going to un match me for any reason.
- you can filter guys who actually want something serious
- guys do not make an effort to keep the conversation
-the 24h window to reply to someone is a lot of pressure and a waste of time, keeping in mind guys swipe right on everyone
I used this app for around 4 months and nothing came out of it. I downloaded tinder a month ago and have had way better results. Even keeping in mind that 90% of guys are there clearly for hookups. At the end of the day I guess tinder is still the most used dating app and you can definitely find people who are interested in something serious..Ania.vinsaVersion: 5.135.0
Remove the still interested/ archive push notification featureUsed to be a good app until they added this “still into this person” mid chat and if you hit continue you have to wait 24 hours for them to hit the still interested button even after you’ve both matched and have been talking. It ruins conversations and is just stupid 😂.LilpigpigVersion: 5.140.0
Torture.Dating apps for men is torture, you either see the same type of girl over and over, or you just never get a match. Sure I’m no perfect ten, but really? There’s no hope 😂.RaisaDemidovaVersion: 5.268.0
Better than tinder but could still be improved in many waysBetter than tinder as it gets girls to message first...which makes tinder almost a waste of time. Although the huge lack of available swipes and having to wait forever until being able to swipe again is extremely annoying. What’s even more annoying is the amount of false notifications this app sends (“you have 3 messages waiting, find out who!” Even though nothing Etc), as well as how everything about it is “pay pay pay to unlock more”. Also why are girls constantly liking me but I have to pay to view them on the beeline, instead of any of them simply showing up on my feed to match with them. Prices for any premium features (which shouldn’t even exist) are also outrageous! Developers need to push their greediness aside and allow for a more user friendly app..Burnzie16Version: 5.248.0
Is there a possibility to make the swiping less sensible? When scrolling down, even the slightest movement to the right or left, it registers as swiping and I keep accidentally like someone I don't even want to.Marc the LOLVersion: 5.245.1
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Bumble: Dating. Friends. Bizz Negative Reviews
Poor customer service, a wasteI’ve been using Bumble a year, I’ve met one person. The service is terrible. The ads are filled with people promoting social media, but they don’t appear to be filtered. Men constantly post as women, it gets old. A new feature came out called compliments. I had a total of four women respond, and I received a notification I received a message. How ever, there is no message, it’s literally opening up an email with a subject and no message. Support will claim they blocked me, were banned or deleted their profile, but I can still see their profile. It doesn’t ad up, as anyone knows of any of those three criteria are met, you can no longer see that users profile. One customer rep told me it was a glitch, when I replied back they send what appears to be a copy and paste reply and ignore basically the issue you’re having. They will tell you there’s more users joining, your profile is working and keep trying. You then have to email them again. I’ve sent several message and I have not received any replies, it appears they have turned off my support function for sending multiple messages on a time sensitive issue that they deny exists. Even if you buy super swipes, if a free user can only swipe so many people, what good is your swipe? I feel the app would be better if it wasn’t for the pricey ads on, better moderation of fake profiles or real profiles with the intent of just promoting social media. The app to me, I feel makes money of off peoples misery..Resistance27Version: 5.299.0
Awful Customer Service Scam SubscriptionsI have been a Bumble user for quite sometime now. The site is decent aside from the forced pop-ups asking for contributions and “social causes.” I recently was looking into a subscription for the site and had the incorrect one applied to my account. My first inquiry for assistance was closed without any response and when I tried to follow up they said the matter was resolved and they wouldn’t response to my email. When I opened a second case, although I shouldn’t have had to in the first place, I received a general response with absolutely no details or personal reflection of my inquiry simply telling me I can purchase the additional subscription for the additional cost, which wasn’t even what I was inquiring about in the first place. You’d think for a site that prides itself on its users and highlights a CEO who makes billions of the site, the customer service would be somewhat adequate to answer the concerns of the users in a timely manner. However that is far from the reality of this app and it’s customer service. Would highly recommend staying away from this app and using one of the competitors, they are better sites anyway. I hope one of the employees reaches out to me in regards to this review, but all we know that will never actually happen. My subscription will be my last and I have already cancelled any further charges associated with this app. Would recommend anyone else who uses it to do the same..Geebtron3000Version: 5.245.1
SusI don’t know what it is about Bumble- if it’s the fact that women start the conversation, causing them to use it less, or a lack of use relative to other dating apps, or the algorithm for non-paying users- but in the month I have had it I haven’t had a single match. And I’m not saying this as a bummed out nerd who is taking their lack of female attention out on the app itself; I use just about every other dating platform and get consistent likes/matches. It makes me think that users who don’t pay suffer when it comes to views, but I’m not willing to pay the INSANE amount of money they are asking to test that theory.
They could easily offer a lower tier of premium with the use of ad revenue, rather than banking that users will pay the exorbitant amount of money required to get your profile out there - and that goes for all dating apps.
This no doubt causes users to lose faith in the app, or the process in general, and it’s not a sustainable business model.
It’s a bummer, too, I honestly like the idea of women starting the conversation and I’m sure it’s a welcome breath of fresh air for them, not constantly being bombarded by creepy dudes all day long. I also like the profile structure (apart from the MEGA cheesy prompt selection). Maybe one day I’ll try paying for a month to see if that makes a difference, but for the time being, Hinge and Tinder seem to be working 🤷🏻♂️.BenBasilVersion: 5.282.0
Gone Downhill Over the YearsI’ve been on and off Bumble for a few years now and it has really gone downhill over the years. First things first, Premium has gone up in price. I remember premium was like $20 a month or so, then it went to $30, $35, to now $50!!! It is way too overpriced and not really that beneficial, why would I want to pay $50 just to see who likes me only for them to to not talk to me, or they’re 50 miles away when I have my preference to 20 miles!! Also they say that premium profiles get shown more but I highly doubt it because I’m usually on the app everyday swiping, and have maybe only gotten one like within the span of about every two weeks!! Premium is not worth the $50, especially since it seems like a lot of women are only using the app to promote their Instagram/Onlyfans. I don’t think this is Bumble’s fault at all, but I can’t justify spending $50 just be targeted by someone who’s not looking for a relationship, and only looking for my credit card number. I think this is my last time using Bumble. It stinks because I have been successful in the past with matches and going on dates, but it seems that this app is just getting greedy and getting ruined by opportunists. If you want to go on dates and actually find something meaningful, go on Hinge or Coffee Meets Bagel, I’ve had better luck recently on those apps. Or, if you want to skip the hassle, just pay for eHarmony/Match..Erik2620Version: 5.291.0
If you have any problems, you won’t get help.If I could give this 0 stars (or less) I would! It looks great on paper, until you have a problem. I had been having problems with the amount of likes I was getting from the free membership. I was getting about 10-20 likes every week or more. I went 2 months one time checking every week and didn’t have liked for that whole time. I put in a ticket to ask how many likes I should have and explained the situation. They responded saying I should have 30 likes per 24 hours and that I’ve used mine for today (it had been a week since I had any likes). I then tried to explain again and was ghosted. For a couple weeks I was trying to get in touch with them about my ticket with no response. I then opened another ticket to ask for help again. They didn’t even acknowledge this one. Today (about 2 months later) I got an email saying they hadn’t heard from me so they were closing me ticket… I responded saying that they should have heard from me in this ticket AND another one. I had deleted my app at this point due to the frustration and sour taste left because of support. They then sent an automatic response email, which made it even more obvious they never read my email today OR any of the emails before. The two emails I have from them were the same exact automatic response emails and it didn’t answer either of my emails in any sort of way..Haunter125Version: 5.300.0
Men can’t filter by weight but women can filter by heightI will say that Bumble is leagues above other dating apps like Tinder. A major issue that I have is that men can’t filter by weight. I don’t find myself personally attracted to heavier-set women because it’s often times a visualization of the lower standards they have for themselves. Also, I think the majority of healthy men are unattracted to overweight women just like how the majority of women are unattracted to short men. I seem to live in an area where there is a fairly high proportion of overweight women and I waste so much time having to swipe through large volumes of them.
What is unfair about this is that women have the ability to filter based on height. Now I’ve been blessed with being 6’3 but I understand from friends how difficult it can be to generate interest from women if they’re short. That being said, I totally understand and believe that the women on this app should be able to filter on height. The thing that I find puzzling is that height is a trait that cannot be fixed but weight is! So why can’t I filter out women who don’t put themselves through high health standards like I do? I understand that weight differs based on height, age, and muscle mass so I think having an ability to calculate BMI through the app and then being able to filter by that would be a good method.
Men can and should have standards too!.King CalienteVersion: 5.306.0
Taking advantage of the broken15 months on this app, hardly any results. Most matches really do be bots or fake profiles. Good matches are a rare occurrence. My fiancé cheated on me two years ago and I’m trying to move on and at this point, this app is living proof that it will get you to spend money and you will have no results. I’m my true genuine self, who matches with people and starts an actual conversation… if I had them. Tired of feeling desperate, I’ve spent thousands in one year and for very little results. I’m not expecting to find the one, but it would all feel just a little more worth it if I had matches that would actually talk to me. And I see pleanty I’d like to match with but never do. You know, people with similar interests. I’ve resorted to meeting people in real life at concerts or other places. Don’t waste you’re time here. The events never work. Speed dating??? I’ve never had a conversation on speed dating… ever. This app finds ways to break youre heart even worse than any relationship ending you’ve ever had. It knows I invested a lot of money, and if I had a good match it would lose that. Well guess what? Not a cent more, I have to pay for therapy instead. Thanks for making me feel self conscious, doubt, and pain. I hate this app for that, more than anything. Don’t waste you’re time kings and queens, give real life a chance and talk to someone. Be genuine and it’ll save you all the time in the world..BraedenH2001Version: 5.307.0
Feel UnsafeThere’s an individual on here who does work in my neighborhood and has come onto me in a way that made me highly uncomfortable. He leers at me every time he’s around. I have blocked him on bumble only to see he has popped up since I blocked him about 7 more times!!!!!!!
In addition to this, in June I sent a Twitter DM to inquire about the free boost trial. They told me they were having issues with boost and they would manually apply it to my account. I had about 1,000 profiles to scroll through and I had gotten through about 25 and without changing any preferences, while I was in the middle of looking at the bumble Match Queue, my ENTIRE queue disappeared! There were a few accounts I saved to look at better later and hundreds I hadn’t even seen that disappeared in a flash. I wrote them on Twitter and the bumble rep was less than helpful and it got to the point where they were just rude. Later I told them I wanted the boost removed from my account completely but was told they cannot do that.
Since the time Boost was manually applied by them it rendered that whole match queue area useless. The trial has expired; it never worked anyway, but now even the blurred out profiles are gone. I’ll have guys who “super like” me that don’t show up in the queue as blurred out profiles.
Bumble used to be a good app. The boost thing was just an annoyance but now that I feel unsafe with the block feature not working, I had to write a review and disable my account..JCsAuntyVersion: 2.30.0
Takes too long to get a mutual match and a paywallI joined bumble only a couple weeks ago and had 4 maybe 5 liked by others, but they weren’t mutual so I never saw who they were. I shouldn’t have to pay money just to meet someone. I get that bumble is being the middle man in the possible relationship but that’s what gets me. It’s a “possible” relationship. I don’t know if it’ll work out or not why should I pay 40 dollars just to see someone’s profile that may or may not be close to me at all! It’s a joke and a scam. If you wanted to help people meet other people why make them pay for it? Why couldn’t you just put ads in from sponsors like you do for push notifications? That gives you money doesn’t it? Or an actual 10 second ad after so many skips then give the option for a one time purchase to stop the ads. I don’t see why I need to pay what was it 20-40 dollars for a week!?! Absolutely ridiculous what a waste of time.
If you read to this point believe me it’s just like every other dating app asking for money to see someone. It’s disappointing. Oh and there’s bots as well so you if you choose to subscribe to them you may be losing money to talk to someone trying to scam you.
I would go back to bumble if the paywall wasn’t there or if it was a one time purchase. So to the bumble team, Ik you won’t, but as a friendly suggestion take that into consideration and good luck..3rd customerVersion: 5.274.0
Bumble BanSo Bumble definitely shadowbans or at least outright blocks you. I had Bumble for about 2 years straight. One of the women I met off there ended up stalking me and I deleted the account out of fear she would create fake profiles and try to monitor me. Needless to say I ended up moving for work and decided to make another account now that I felt safe. Within the first hour I had several likes, however, that stopped instantly after that. Nothing after that first hour (I live in a large metropolitan area so this is unusual). I’m also not an ugly guy by any means. It’s not difficult to see who likes your profile since bumble’s blurred image for your queue is easily distinguishable when swiping. I noticed that one particular like I had showed up in my stack and I didn’t swipe on it initially. I reopened the app later to see my likes disappear. HOWEVER, these profiles still showed up in the stack and they are unable to unlike your profile once they’ve swiped right. This happened with almost all of the likes I had and they weren’t bot profiles. I received no more likes since that first hour and I kept the app for a week and a half to make sure. Pretty pathetic I received whatever “ban” they clearly have in place simply because I deleted my account to protect myself. Not like I’m deleting and recreating the app every other week. Won’t be recommending or using (like I could anyway) this app again..Tzou95Version: 5.233.0
High volume, low funI like the interface and the chat options. That's about it. I use the service because everyone else is here. What I dislike the most is how the chat history disappears when the connection is unmatched. If someone actually wanted to be an adult and end the convo maturely it'll all be for nothing because the other person will never see the last message. Bumble makes everyone ghosters. What if someone wanted to say, "hey I'm getting off here text me at ......" then unmatches everyone cause they don't know what happens on the other end... we'd never know! Second, also in the realm of ghosting, I dislike the 24 hour response window. I'm trying to match with quality men and I don't expect any to log in and respond everyday on a dating app. That means the most valuable matches are risked being lost; forever. These things make the experience very disappointing. Then there are other nuances like auto sending a gif. Or not being able to swipe back to the chat list (instead it initiated the reply function, so annoying). And alerting the other party of you playing the question game... Real smooth Bumble. Please get rid of the timer and deleting the full chat history. If anything change to a fun response if someone responds in the first 24 hours and only removing the chat typing box after an unmatch..IrosebushVersion: 5.247.0
Bad experience so far :(Hi I was really liking this app at first and I was even thinking about purchasing some of the things on the app but then not even two days from starting up my account I get blocked and it’s saying I was reported for promoting my social medias when I don’t have any even linked to my account I’ve read through all of the terms and conditions and I’m very sad that this can just happen for no reason I really want this fixed so that I can use the app and know that I’m not gonna get kicked off for no reason now I’m scared make a purchase with you guys because what if I do it and then get blocked when I have not done anything wrong my account is appropriate nothing harmful to others and the fact that I see a bunch of people doing drugs when I was sliding through my swipes and that’s bad behavior being allowed and I’m getting blocked for no reason I’m very mad about it I just really want my account back and an answer to why people are allowed to make false reports ruining other peoples experiences. please get back to me I just really wanna answer to why this can happen and why it’s happening to me i’m writing this as a review because it’s not allowing me to email you guys. even if I was to give my social media to one of my matches it’s my choice and normal to talk to someone outside of your app once you meet I’m not just putting it openly on my account..ForreallifeVersion: 5.278.1
Feels unsafeI use a few dating apps (Tinder + Hinge as well), and at first I felt like Bumble was the best because I had the option to send a message first, which I liked! Kind of ironic that Bumble actually played out to be the app I feel the most unsafe on. I’ve matched with very sketch people on here. I’m not sure what it is about this app but most of my matches have all had stalker-like tendencies and when I actually met up with one of them in person (because the others were very obvious red flags concerning SAFETY that I wasn’t willing to try), I felt completely unsafe because they had continued to stalk me, create new profiles and try to catfish me, followed me under different instagram accounts etc until I finally decided to change my phone number. I did report one instance to Bumble and was not notified on how it was handled. Mind you, went out with this guy ONCE. I’m still afraid to this day that he is following me somehow. I’ve had A LOT better luck with Hinge specifically, their team is super responsive QUICK and take reports seriously, which makes me feel good! Hinge has been fun and I’ve met great people there! Not sure if it’s because Bumble requires the woman to make the first move…? I think the waiting game culminates into an obsessive kind of behavior, personally. Would not recommend to friends (I tell them stick with Hinge)..MegkilcoVersion: 5.246.0
Bad Customer ServiceI was swiping on Bumble when a notification to be in the spotlight popped up on my phone. Not realizing it, I accidentally clicked on the package and tried to exit out. It was then that the payment screen came up and when I was trying to click the button to exit, it quickly accepted my fingerprint for payment.
I quickly notified Bumble and got a generic response from “Mike” from the “Bumble Feedback Team” saying sorry it’s in the terms that we can’t refund your purchase. I emailed him back that I’m trying to pay for school and was recently laid off and I could really use the money. He quickly got back to me with the SAME EXACT generic email saying sorry it’s in the terms. It’s obvious that he doesn’t care and so I emailed him. I understand, but accidents happen. Please make the exception. He hasn’t emailed me back.
Bumble is this how you train your employees? You pay them to send generic, careless emails to your users? You write in your email to please provide us with feedback as we’re always looking to improve. How about you go the extra mile with your customer service and show that you actually care about the service you are providing to the users and not just money grabbing. Keep employees like “Mike” from the “Bumble Feedback Team”! It’s clear he doesn’t have pride in the company he works for and the job that he does for you. Judging by the way you handle your customers, I can understand why..MadMig17Version: 5.175.1
Fixing what’s not brokenI’ve used bumble for about 2 years now and have even managed to meet one of my ex girlfriends on there. Additionally, I think the fundamental aspect of having the woman strike up conversation first is a HUGE bonus, when you consider how unlikely it is for them to do so on other apps.
HOWEVER, the company is going in a greedy direction, starting with two significant features: the amount of swipes and the reverse button (if you accidentally swiped left). In the last 6 months or so Bumble has significantly reduced your amount of swipes, which is of course a far more important issue for your average man than woman. Most of these other apps that I’ve used employ this feature of limited swipes, but Bumble used to give you so many more swipes (it might’ve been unlimited) nowadays I‘ll swipe on like 25 people before running out and having to wait a day? My matches have significantly dropped and it’s almost pointless to have this app because it’s just like all the other ones now. The aforementioned features are what made it different (and better!), but it seems like they want you to pay for them now, which is understandable (paying more for more services) but how does it differentiate from the myriad of other apps that have saturated the market? I don’t know. Personally, it’s not enough of an incentive to keep this spacious app on my phone..Cmart_96Version: 5.165.0
HelpThis event happened over a year ago and I’ve yet to receive any response or for of communication from anyone from the Bumble team.
I matched with this girl and from the beginning I should’ve seen the red flags. We met up to hang out then insisted I go back to her place. I was hesitant to do it but I wasn’t expecting anything bad to happen. After a few drinks we were sitting on the couch and she started touching me. I wasn’t comfortable with the way this was happening so I told her to stop. Needless to say she didn’t. She just kept touching me. I must’ve offended her because she insulted me and said I must not like girls if I didn’t consent, then proceeded to grab me. I’m a large man so I was able to get her away and left. I went to report her in the app but it seems she had gotten to me first. I couldn’t even go to the police if I wanted to because I had no way of getting her name or info because bumble banned my profile and any new ones I try to create. I’ve sent countless emails to them hoping to get unbanned or at least the information from the girl. I even attached as much evidence as I could to support my claims, but haven’t hear a single word. All I want is to make sure this doesn’t happen to other men or people in general. Seems like the team at bumble isn’t very worried about the safety of their users. At this point I don’t want to make another profile I just want help..BignibboyVersion: 5.269.0
The worst dating app I’ve ever used.I find it very odd that every guy I’ve matched has either never talked or we start talking and I suddenly never hear back from them again. I’ve only exchanged numbers with two guys on this app and one suddenly disappears after we talked all night and he agreed to take me surfing and the other guy stops talking. All the guys I’ve matched with stop talking mid conversation this has happened 100 percent of the time. I’ve had at least 12+ matches and have been using this app for about a week, I’d say I’m a very attractive woman and have never had problems getting a date so I find it odd that this has happened every single time. The Bumble Bff does this as well but not as badly so I’ve stopped using the dating side of Bumble as it’s super suspect and I haven’t had any success with any of the guys I’ve matched with. I also think their are quite a few fake profiles as well but seeing all the bad reviews I’m starting to believe this app is just trying to get you to spend money as it takes so many swipes just to see whose liked you. Mine said I had 50+ likes and it stayed that way because Bumble won’t reveal even one of them for a very long time unless you pay for an upgrade. I find it odd that I can’t match with any rally handsome guys on the app but when I go out I attract good looking guys all the time. Anyways I just wanted everyone to know my experience. It’s not you, it’s this app..Gale22Version: 3.8.0
A thoroughly miserable, exploitative experience for menI'd say half the profiles are zombie accoumts of women who have zero intention of dating you and just want to add followers to their Instagram accounts or promote their businesses. I know this because I came across three profiles of friends who I know for a fact are not available.
And how do you know your profile is being shown to people? You have no way of knowing. There is zero transparency. So there you are, right-swiping hundreds of lovelies with hopes high and fingers crossed, and you'll never know if tney even saw you.
What the app is exceptionally good at is extracting money from you in a series of scammy, unverifiable gimmicks that prey on your vulnerabilities. "Boost" your profile for $2-4 to be seen by more people for 30 whole minutes! What, are you saying you weren't showing my profile before?! "Super-swipe" at $1-3 a pop so she may or may not take notice of you! Their exploitation of human weaknesses at our moments of greatest vulnerability - e.g loneliness and rejection - is masterful and deeply sinister.
Finally, gentlemen (and ladies), remember that all these dating apps only make money while you're still on them. So their incentive to make more money is fundamentally misaligned with yours, which is to find a decent match so you can leave the app. Go meet real people through real friends, and save yourself a crapton of money, headache and heartache. Bumble is not your friend..Radioactive TunaVersion: 5.168.0
A Penny Pinchers DevelopmentThis app USED to be great! As a woman, when this was introduced to me 4 years ago, I was impressed by its motto. We talk first. I found it was an easy and understandable outlet to meet people you never expect. But Bumble’s developers have taken something great and twisted it around for money. We used to be able to set two advanced preferences and now you’ve stripped that privilege. Unless we give you Penny pinchers money. It’s not even about “not giving someone a chance”. We are humans! There are things we like and don’t like, is that so wrong? It’s much easier to limit the insane pool of people in one area then tirelessly swipe through people you know you in reality you probably won’t even go out with. And just when I thought it couldn’t get any worse…there’s a SWIPE LIMIT??? What??? When did this get put in place? It is so ridiculously pointless and glitchy. And leaves you wasting so much time swiping through people you aren’t interested in. Every person is not going to be a match. So what are you trying to force here? You’re giving so many people false hope by making the pool so wide. We live in such a judgmental society that there will be tones of people swiping and nothing will happen. I am so disappointed in the developments on this app. It honestly makes hinge look like a gold star now. And I used to think quite the opposite..Alexcola109Version: 5.247.0
Waste of moneyI randomly get push notifications saying I have a match, but no match. Or the latest saying I won’t be shown to women looking through the app. Unsure why you’d ever want to notify me of this. I’ve paid for this app for about a year and had 0 success. Any like I give to a girl is wasted because they don’t see my profile. After months of receiving no likes or matches, I messaged them. There was no help, and instead I was told I’m stupid and wrong. Very off brand for Bumble, and very off putting in general. Then a few weeks later I had 100s of people who had liked me all in matter of hours. - I’m on other apps, I receive likes and matches so I knew something was wrong and then bam it was fixed. I still don’t receive any forward matches though - if someone likes me, I can match with them - but if I like them, I’ll never see them because they don’t see me. This app is a sham and unethical. Stop messing with algorithms and make it simple - you like someone, they see you automatically. I’m confident when my subscription runs out I’ll be treated normally by their software but once you pay them they want you to keep paying them - being in a relationship is a fast way to stop those payments. It’s in their biz interest to have paying customers receive no likes. Honestly Apple and google shouldn’t distribute this app if that’s true, they’re unethical and don’t practice what they preach..WontletmeputanythinginhereVersion: 3.2.0
Terrible I got blocked on the first day wasn’t even a full 24 hoursThis is a terrible app . I only had it for 1 day and they blocked me immediately for no reason. The reason it was it because they said I was doing inappropriate selling which is not true. I barely even had the app for a full day before they block me. I emailed them to try to get in contact with support so they can try to verify that wasn’t true . I asked them to show proof of that or if they can actually verify the information that they received and they didn’t have any verification of that . They still wouldn’t allow me to get the account back and they sent mea email saying they would no longer respond to any further emails .I honestly wanna sue this app because the fact that you guys blocked me for a reason that’s not true and I only had that count for less than a full day doesn’t make sense. And then you they don’t know how to properly communicate. if anybody wants to good app to use go on tinder I had the app for seven years never any problems. They won’t block you on the first day you made the account for a false reason . And if they were to you can actually contact their support team and they will figure it out because they have a good verification system instead of them just telling you that they can no longer respond without any actual evidence..StonerbabeleoVersion: 5.298.0
Hate this appDeceiving in their pricing. I initially signed up for what I thought was a week trial of $9.99 for the week. Turned out it was actually a 6 month subscription for $80 that was automatically paid through my ITunes. When I saw the charge in my checking account I was shocked & tried to cancel but was told it wasn’t possible because of the way I paid. I don’t recall having the option to choose the way I paid, it was like it just automatically pulled from there because that’s what was set up on my phone. I immediately went in to cancel the membership from my phone so it wouldn’t renew in 6 months. I guess it needs to be cancelled while signed into my account from a computer because it ended up automatically renewing at another $80 for 6 months.
If I was getting decent matches, it would be ok, but seems like this app isn’t used much by a lot of decent men in my area. When I travel, I get swarmed by hits, but long distance relationships don’t work for me. I also don’t like that they only have 24 hours to respond. So unless you are married to your phone & have nothing else better to do than check this app constantly, those likes are gone to never being even again. Life gets busy & sometimes you just don’t have time or cell/wi-fi coverage to constantly see who wants to connect. I would give this app zero stars, but that wasn’t an option..JmjreVersion: 5.154.0
MediocreI have checked out quite a few dating apps lately and this one is at the bottom of my list, not that any of them are fantastic. Sadly, I wasn’t aware when I paid for the subscription that messages disappear after 24 hours (and that BEFORE you send the message you can extend that time, bit not after). Anyway, my day 1 & I responded to a few interests (the night before the Super Bowl no less) that had actually “liked” me first, didn’t reply in 24 hours & were gone. Even though customer service said they would reappear in my search, that is not true. According to my app, there are no more (huh? Lol) people in my criteria, I never did see the few I messaged again & I was left with a bunch of others that are not “my type” even though the app says it knows my type. Lol. It also does not show people you swiped off a second time. So make sure when you swipe them off you never want to reconsider them because you won’t ever see them again. Also, make sure before you pay for this and send your first messages you read all the rules and other things so you don’t potentially lose out like I did. Really disappointed because I thought this would be my favorite out of the apps and turned out to the the most disappointing. Waste of money, honestly..JannaminVersion: 5.300.0
Going down hillThis app was amazing. But now they are letting it go and they are not putting work into solving problems. This app was put together for lonely people to make friends meet business partners or a date. The process of it was great. And the security was great. Now a bunch of couples even in the same photo get on here and say they just want fun. One these people are not lonely like single people are they just have issues like working out their relationship. Two their are apps built specifically for that. Nothing is being done to get rid of this massive problem making it frustrating for single people looking for serious. If you still want what this app was built on kick the marriage couples off this isn’t a Polly app. If your scared like a chicken like some businesses these days of losing some business make another tag specifically only for couples just like the business tag and the friend tag. Don’t let couples in the single tag. People messing around on an obvious level like in a relationship and singles shouldn’t be mixed up including in an app like this. There’s plenty others even free ones like pof very much for that and all about that. Their new security and keeping it a good place for singles is lame and getting worse with them allowing all these Polly hookup couples..PirateNinjjaaVersion: 5.302.0
Diversity & Interracial Dating NonexistentI think there should be a place that shows what ethnicity guys are interested in. I only say that because I am a black woman and there’s mostly white guys on here. And most white guys (especially in the South where I live) aren’t interested in talking to, let alone dating a black woman. It would be very helpful to have a “Who I’m looking for” feature on the guys’ profile. That way black women like myself are not having to guess on whether a guy would like me or not because of the color of my skin. (I found myself trying to see if a guy had black friends based upon his profile pictures or if he listened to black artists just to make a guess on whether he would even like me). My experience on Bumble made me feel undesirable & like I wasn’t even meant to be on here in the first place. And if that’s truly the case, I think it should be clarified in the App Store that this app is only for white people (I don’t mean to be cynical. I’m just being honest 🤷🏽♀️) I swiped right on a lot of white guys on here and none of them swiped right on me. The only person who did swipe right on me was the only black guy that I seen on here. Imagine that! I just think it would be easier to know beforehand if I had a chance of a guy outside my race liking me instead of just performing endless swipes on guys who wasn’t going to like me in the first place just because I am black..Raylie_raeVersion: 3.5.0
If you have nothing better to do with your time and moneyBeen on here for about a month, my filters are set appropriately 39-55 looking for female. I am a 7/10 conservatively my search is set for whole country because I believe my choices are limited where I live. I have swiped till I can not swipe any more. I’ve experienced 6 matches, 6 matches??!! Seriously??!!! of them two never sent a message two were given extra time also never sent a message. I was not allowed to post a picture of myself at gun range?! Is this illegal? Immoral? Or on bad taste? I don’t think so, lots of women hating conservatives and Trump to push a socially political agenda. The conservatives seem to be much more polite as they just say swipe left if you don’t like my political affiliation. I don’t understand why someone can not post a real picture of themselves doing a sport activity that millions of people enjoy and do, but allow people to post pictures that are so heavily filtered they look like cartoons! Always scroll to the last picture for the real persons looks, seems like false advertising to me. I am not bitter nor am I hating on your app you have every right to capitalize on lonely souls looking for love in all the wrong places, but as for me I’ll just go back to live events where I can actually meet someone with the same interests and actually speak to them..Ty ihvhjnnkknnvffVersion: 5.210.0
A political organization?Initially I liked the idea of Bumble. I think too often other dating apps allow users to match, but make no effort to actually connect. With Bumble’s “consequence feature” you lose a match if you do not reach out in time. This ensures serious inquiries and leaves those looking for hookups to the likes of Tinder. With all that being said, I found my Bumble account inaccessible one day due to a political blanket statement regarding certain current events this year (2020). I scoured the pop up looking for the elusive “X” in a corner to get out of it. However, my only option was to click “Accept.” I have no clue what I was accepting. It seems Bumble was forcing users to accept their platform’s political interpretation and narrative. I fundamentally disagree with this. Bumble is an app designed ultimately for dating, and not a political organization taking a stand. Which stifles diversity on the app. At this point, perhaps Bumble should even consider removing political orientation from the “about you” section. After being forced to click accept or never access my profile again. I hastily and happily deleted my profile. Prior to this I would have generally considered Bumble as one of the better dating apps available. However, unless you accept and agree to their political narrative, you’ll find yourself unable to use the app for what it was designed for, dating..Tommy05789644Version: 5.176.0
Girls clearly miss the point of this appNot trying to sound like a mad man or anything like that but, ladies... y’all know the point of Bumble is that YOU make the first move? Why am I still seeing bios that have “msg me first cuz I’m ‘too shy’”? If you’re “too shy” to message first, why are you still using an app that clearly states at the beginning of your account creation and upon matching that you, the girl, have to make the first move? Deactivate your account and download Tinder, Hinge or something that doesn’t require the girls to make the first move 😂 also, this is specifically for the Bumble devs, quit sending me notifications talkin bout “In the matter of seconds...” blah blah “someone likes you, open the app to see who” or whatever and when I open the app, there’s literally nothing in the Beeline 😐 don’t give us that false info/hope. Don’t lie in your push notifications. Lastly, y’all shoulda kept the rollbacks free of charge. Not to mention the amount of money you have set for your subscriptions are outrageous. 20 dollars for a week?? Almost 40 dollars for ONE month? Seriously!? Take a page out of Tinder’s book and make one month worth 20 dollars or something 💀 You can do better than this, Bumble. You should also consider allowing men to have some free chats to upon matching to relieve these “shy” girls from having to message first..IllmaticsVersion: 5.196.0
Do not purchase!!!This app is run by criminals. Who knew a simple mistake in making purchases could cost me $50 because of a terrible refund policy! You should all be ashamed of scamming people out of their hard earned money with your horribly designed app. I’m being PUNISHED because of their greed..DanniR91Version: 3.2.0
FilterWe should be able to use a filter to narrow down results. For example if I don’t want anyone who drinks or smokes I’d like to see only those people. Id also like to filter by ethnicity..Sara_s77Version: 3.6.0
JUSTICE FOR LAURENA black woman died after being seen last with her bumble date. This app is obviously not safe for you ladies. It doesn’t care about your safety. Obviously they don’t control the people on there but at least acknowledge and support the investigation..BethAwasVersion: 5.245.1
AccusedI downloaded the app and used it for several months only received one match (which is fine) and I only went on maybe once a week or so. Dated that match for a few months, so that was good, but about 5 months later I get a message that my profile is being moderated (under review because someone reported it). I messaged bumble and asked why and they said they couldn’t tell me and that decisions were final, I then asked for an apology for their allegations, I was told I wouldn’t recieve any. Here I am to tell my story in their review so future users can be aware of this nonsense..Wrongfully convictedVersion: 5.136.0
There’s better dating apps.I’ve given it 2 stars because of how easy the app is to use, now the downfalls :
- The quality when uploaded completely ruins the photo by giving it a poor grainy contrast. With the modern technology you would think such an app wouldn’t have issues adjusting the photo size so the quality is still there.
- I’ve had more matches in a day on other dating sites than I’ve had 2 months on this app. The conversations normally just fall flat because of the convenience of easily swiping right. So men can rapid like multiple females without even taking a look at the profile.
- they don’t allow you to hit back even if you accidentally said no. 90% of other dating apps give you at least 2-3 chances to go back until you’re no longer allowed. Very frustrating.
- there’s no options for not knowing if you even want children, you either want them or you have them. It’s 2021 guys.
- the pricing they’re asking people to pay isn’t even worth it. There is no benefit to you or the people you’re talking to.
- you either get the option of looking out 160km away or the entire country. No in between, and without even using the data it has on your location is will recommend people that are thousands of km away. Would be nice to have the choice of provinces or expanding the search area..PaytonVLVersion: 5.202.0
Bot-FriendlySame old, same old. Standard dating app that uses bots to try and get you to subscribe responding to made up profiles..PBQuattroVersion: 3.6.0
I won’t spend another dollar on this greedy projectYou can be a lifetime member and they still try to charge you extra, until they stop being so greedy and give their lifetime members the Benefits they deserve I cannot recommend this app and won’t be spending another dollar.
You guys are already making a killing and if you’re greedy enough to make the app unenjoyable for its users You don’t deserve another penny.
You deserve no stars..Wealth simple is a jokeVersion: 5.245.1
Be careful with “free trial”It’s a good app for expanding your options for dates / friends if used in conjunction with trying to meet people IRL. I found relying solely on bumble will leave you disappointed. Also, the 14 day free trial really isn’t free. You will be charged for 6 months of service. Thankfully I was able to get mine refunded by Apple..Mcanthony108Version: 5.136.0
Waste of time✋I’m on bumble every day! I swipe right on everyone.... I get zero matches 😂 and if I’m lucky to get one match every 6 months they don’t talk✋ you need a revamp make it more worth it for woman to join bumble.Gillespie1993Version: 3.13.0
Avoid this app.It’s a pay wall app. Swiping is free, everything else must be paid for.
Yeah, the “support team” auto response, right?.TrentusdementusVersion: 5.245.1
AgeThey say it’s for 17+ but they blocked my account and said it’s for people 18 and older.....IG is babyygurllyyVersion: 5.135.0
Kicked off with no explanationI am a school teacher. I never disrespected anyone, never rude... and I never violated any policies or community guidelines. I was kicked off bumble without explanation and my attempts to ask for clarification or what exactly I did wrong were totally ignored. After using bumble for several years, that's how you treat a customer? If you search, there are many stories like mine of people being banned with no explanation of what they did wrong . What kind of garbage is that? If people do something wrong, show proof! Tell them what they allegedly did ! Like I said, I did nothing to justify getting banned. That's unfair, unjust and unethical. Very unprofessional..and before you answer saying you investigate things thoroughly... you don't. You would have found I did nothing wrong.... and if your excuse is protecting accusers ... you don't have to reveal them... you can still tell people what community guidelines they have supposedly violated without revealing who accused them. Also investigating presupposes you talk to both sides... like police do when they investigate... and no one from bumble contacted me or asked me anything.
PS Why has bumble not responded to my review? Probably because they have no justification..Calcio111Version: 5.298.0
“Empowering women” that sucksI couldn’t stay without knowing how bad my profile was, i saw so many people saying girls have more chances in this app, i actually got depressed cuz of the low amount of likes i was getting per month (less than 10)
I had to knew how true that was, so i went on a friend of mine’s ig profile (she’s a 7/10 tho) i took her pictures and made a SUPER SIMPLE profile on Bumble as a woman(with her permission btw), i made that 20 MINUTES AGO and I’m having +400 LIKES
Must said that after 2 minutes swiping got a 24hrs UNLIMITED likes FOR FREE….. while you make boys pay for EVERYTHING
“Empowering women” that is not empowering women dude, that’s giving undeserved privileges to literally every girl, you don’t even try to make them earn it while you don’t actually give us chances
This is so disappointing Bumble, you let me down so bad, this app wasn’t made to date, THIS APP WAS MADE TO BRING MAN INTO DEPRESSION AND INSECURITIES
To any brothers reading this:
DONT DOWNLOAD THIS APP, WE ALL DESERVE BETTER THAN WHAT BUMBLE GIVES US.SaidzinhoVersion: 5.298.0
App lies to your faceThe app literally gave me a notification saying someone liked me and of course i check and theres no like. Done that more than once.Italiano198Version: 5.208.0
Too many notificationsBumble sends way too many notifications, mostly useless. I want a notification when I get a match and when I get a message-that is all. Sending me random notifications does not make me want to use bumble more than I usually would, it just annoys me and makes me want to delete it.Hc1997Version: 5.202.0
MehSo many woman just using this for Instagram followers.TymehVersion: 5.196.0
You can’t zoom In on the pics anymore? WtfCan’t zoom in no more, change that back.Aristrocat82Version: 5.174.0
Don’t dare lose weight while using bumble!Hey everyone,
I recently lost 125 pounds and now my Bumble pictures don’t look like my verification picture because, you guessed it, losing 125 pounds makes you look a very different. Apparently the moderators at Bumble can’t understand this very simple fact and their trash customer service is only capable of sending copy pasted generic email responses or flat out banning you.
I WAS BANNED FOR LOSING WEIGHT LMAO
Use at your own risk.
Archive the conversation?This whole “archive or continue the conversation” thing is really dumb. What does it matter to you if we stopped talking for a few days?! Mind your own business and leave my conversations alone!.HdssyvvxswhinVersion: 5.142.0
EwwwIt’s amazing that you only seem to get matches when you pay or start a new account.
Thanks for the games..ShitChurchySayzVersion: 5.300.0
Don’t waste your timeYou have to wait 24hrs for free swipes but then you get about 5-6 before they run out! What’s the point even. There’s also 0 point in paying, 0 features that make any difference to men.MactireÉireVersion: 5.294.0
Better than tinder, but not by muchSadly dating apps lure you in and give you matches for the first few days, then it appears that the apps will intentionally withhold matches in order for you to spend more and more money.
If I could compare it to anything, it’s like a drug. The first hit is amazing, and then you’re forever chasing that high.
I still recommend using the app, but it’s only good for a week or so. After that, you’re forced to spend money if you want your profile to be seen - and you’ll need to spend a lot to get the same results as you did when you first signed up..5 stars or else the puppy diesVersion: 5.294.0
Worst Dating App Ever! Waste of money!The most boring app ever! Scam in a sense. No worth what so ever. 0 stars!.Anuska De ZylvaVersion: 5.277.0
Butcher my picturesPlease STOP cropping my pictures and zooming into my face. it makes me look creepy. I know you to verify that I am a real person but your AI bots or whatever are stupid..OtcsbsjsjdsjagaVersion: 5.274.0
Hides your likesThis pos app hides your likes for the first 24hrs of making an account… i have made numerous accounts to test this and have confirmed it to be 100% true… like seriously.SaturdayfrozenVersion: 5.273.0
Perte de temps solideJe ne suggère absolument pas l’application, je suis en mauricie et c’est beau dire qu’ils y a des femmes qui s’inscrivent.
J’ai reçu plus de match possible avec des américaines!? Le niveau d’activités féminines semble quasi-inexistent. Mais semblerait-il à ce que j’ai remarqué, une tonnnnnneeeee de femmes mais solidement plantées!?.. du genre, vraiment trop beau pour être vrai. Elles ont tous une scolarités de haut niveau.. genre je m’excuse mais si je vais à l’université Mc gill.. je vois même pas l’intérêt de m’inscrire à une application de rencontres.. on s’entend que ta juste à regarder autour de toi!!?.. je me suis intéressé à l’application par manque d’occasion donc à cause que je ne vois pas bcp de gens dans mon quotidien.. vos profiles semblent complètement fake et non plausibles.. tant qu’à ça.. je crois que Tinder est clairement plus plausible et réaliste que Bumble… c’est n’importe quoi.ThefrichVersion: 5.253.0
ScamIt’s only purpose is to extort money out of you and then you need to buy some thing else for the 1st pay plan to work. Bumble is garbage..YogibhogiVersion: 5.245.1
Tinder liteTook a break from this, then came back and apparently there was an update limiting swipes and requiring subscriptions to backtrack. They have basically copied tinder but not as user friendly and far fewer users. There are good things about bumble, but overall really disappointing, hope it changes back if I ever use it again..B_fn_cVersion: 5.167.1
NO MESSAGE EVERThis dating app like all other dating apps is trash. I’m sick and tired of matching with someone. Then they never message you at all. Why swipe right on a person if you have not attentions messaging them when you match. I’d be happy if you just messaged me saying I’m not interested. God is it impossible these days to get into a real relationship. I guess I’ll just die alone..KillatrevVersion: 5.243.0
48 hours at leastNot everyone checks this app every day.. Good connections could be lost forever with this stupid rule..GOODGUY200Version: 5.239.0
False advertisingYou advertise it’s free but once you get I you need to pay in order to see your matches!!! Super disappointed!!!.Kmh0526Version: 5.239.0
Great idea! In theoryThe idea of having women message first is an incredibly safe and progressive idea, the only problem is that women refuse to message first which is why it’s a great idea in theory, but not in practice. Which from personal experience leaves a man in a state of confusion and potential loneliness..Kodem4175Version: 5.224.0
Awful after new update Aug 2020The new update is AWFUL. Please switch back to the old version. It was so much better to be able to swipe through the profile instead of have to click through each picture. And on top of that, now my photos don’t even fit well into the profile because they are so close up and they cut part of me off in some of them. And whyyyy would you make the photos fade out to black on the edges!? It make all photos look dark! You also got ride of saying which city they were in and now just use km, knowing where they were located right now was so helpful. I literally hate everything you’ve updated to the interface.Em123456543444Version: 5.176.0
Garbage InterfaceWhy can we not scroll through a profile anymore? How is tapping to changes pages any better? It’s not.
If the app defaults to framing a photo around its geometric centre, at least let the user adjust the photo in the app to centre around the subject. Most people aren’t positioned in the exact centre of the frame.
I guess Bumble is making changes just to stay relevant. Roll back to the previous design..IONPELEVersion: 5.174.0
Waste of timeDoes this app work for ethnic guys cause holy I’ve been on this app for 3 weeks selectively swiping with pictures picked out by others and nothing, no matches at all. Very disappointing and shows the racial bias that exists on dating apps especially this..Who_Am_eYeVersion: 5.171.0
Removed backtracksWas once the best but no longer. They removed the three backtracks which was the best feature. No better than tinder now. And the quality of profile has also gone down. Perhaps everyone moved to hinge. 🤷♂️
Developers response is to say it’s in boost. It always was possible to pay for more. Your customers are annoyed you removed the three free ones. You removed a feature everyone loved that was balanced well, without any communication. Pages and pages of one star reviews. Time to backtrack on the roadmap.....NarynVersion: 5.163.0
Went from 5 stars to 2 quickApp use to be great, new update that limits swipes is stupid, use the app swipe a bunch, close it, reopen it 12 hours later to use it again just to get one swipe before you have to wait all day. Yikes.BumblegettingworseVersion: 5.164.0
No equality between men and women!Equality between men and women doesn’t exist in this app
Only the girls who can send messages which is discrimination against men.Oussa24Version: 5.290.0
Can’t change location range = uselessI live on an island, I am within 50 kms of the mainland, so I keep getting recommended people over there. I cannot feasibly be real life friends with someone over there, and because there’s a huge city over there, it’s where the majority of my potential matches are. Such a simple feature that’s SO useful to users, why remove it????.Nobody1749Version: 5.295.0
Why all my photos constantly being deleted??Trash app. Every time I upload a photo the app takes it down. Then it just deleted all my photos on my profile for no reason. Makes no sense.
Broken App.BrokeboyzachVersion: 5.294.0
Logged out but won’t let me back in?I had an account and had a few conversations going, randomly the next day when I went to go check it as I had notifications it signed me out and won’t let me back in. I emailed them and never got a reply back so I went ahead and made a new account with one of their other options; as you can guess the same thing happened again. It doesn’t say I’m banned, it just doesn’t let me back into my account. Very disappointing that even when I reach out for help it’s ignored..Livvysmith-87Version: 5.283.0
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