Bumble

Bumble is a dating app that lets women decide who can contact them. Men have 24 hours to respond to any flirt, but they can buy boosts to gain more control and see who likes them.

Bumble's unique selling point is that women are in the driving seat.


Girls have complete control over which guys can contact them - and not only that girls make the first move! This means you have the choice to set the bar as high as you like. You won't ever have the embarrassment of turning down uninvited requests on Bumble.

The flip side of this is that girls need to be more engaged on the app to get the most out of it - there's no sitting back and waiting for men to approach you.

How it works

The matching on Bumble is extremely simple. After entering some basic lifestyle questions and preferences you'll see people who match you on those criteria. It's then up to you to visit the person's profile and see if you like them enough to send a flirt or contact request.

Flirts expire very quickly unless you subscribe to Bumble's boost.


Contacts

When a girl sends out a contact request, the man has 24 hours to respond. Otherwise the request will expire. This means men can easily miss their flirt if they're not checking the app each single day. Bumble has a way around this but it means buying a boost package to unlock expired flirts - see below.

Bumble boost

There's a premium version of Bumble known as boost which will give you a few little extras. Once you upgrade you'll see some additional choices on your profile. The biggest plus of bumble boost is that you get to see who's liked you (swiped right).

There's a premium version of Bumble known as boost which will give you a few little extras.



You can then reach out to those people and hopefully have a better chance of connecting with them - they have after all already expressed an interest in you, or at least your picture. The other advantage is that your connections won't expire quickly. This is good if you don't use the app every day and miss the odd flirt or two.

A minimum Bumble boost will costs $9.99 and you can extend that with a longer subscription.

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