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Bumble Review (Why Try it Out)

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I think I can speak for all women out there that we’re sick and tired of how dating sites work.

I thought I would write a Bumble Review to set the record straight about how this dating app works.

I’m no stranger to online dating, and that’s why I feel like I’m qualified to review this app. So, without further ado, let’s get on with the app works.

My first impression of Bumble

I like the concept of allowing women to be the first and only ones permitted to break the ice. I’m so sick and tired of being bombarded with messages from desperate guys.

The constant barrage of hard-up men gets on your nerves after a while. I don’t understand why these guys feel the need to contact every single person on the dating app.

I hate opening up the app and seeing dozens of messages from guys who I would never in a hundred years talk to.

The idea of guys not being able to contact the women is a good one. At least it seems like a good idea on paper, we’ll get into how well the process works a little later.

I felt the app was well made and thought out. The app doesn’t feel clunky or like something is missing.

The app was simple to use, which was a plus. The simplicity of swiping is what I found enjoyable about the entire experience.

I didn’t have to invest too much time into learning how the app worked. I think it took me a minute or two at the most.

It’s not hard to use Bumble, and I wouldn’t expect you to take much longer than a couple of minutes to figure it out.

Bumble feels a whole lot like Tinder

If any of you have ever used Tinder, then you’ll feel right at home using Bumble.

The reason why Bumble feels like Tinder shouldn’t be so much of a surprise since Whitney Wolfe owns Bumble.

Who is Whitney Wolfe? She is someone who, at one time, worked at Tinder.

She saw some things she liked about Tinder and felt that it was possible to do a better job.

Did she do a better job? Well, the answer to that question might not be as cut and dry as she or anyone else would like to believe.

Bumble only allows women to make the first move

You read that right. Women are the only ones who are allowed to initiate the conversation.

Also, if a woman sends a message to a guy and he doesn’t respond within 24 hours, the message vanishes into thin air.

As a woman, you don’t have to worry about a ton of guys sending you all kinds of messages. If you’re a guy, it might suck a little not to be able to message any woman.

I mean, why would a guy sign up to a dating site if he can’t talk to the women?

Surprisingly, Bumble has an equal amount of men as they do women.

So, it appears that the guys don’t mind not being able to make the first move.

I find that surprising, but maybe Bumble attracts a different group of guys.

You’re given matches every day, and you swipe like usual

Tinder users know what swiping is all about. Bumble gives women matches they can check out every day.

You are also allowed to keep on swiping until someone interesting comes your way. The ease of use is astonishing because all you do is swipe.

I found that swiping could become addictive since I enjoyed looking at the pictures of the guys. I found myself swiping at all hours of the day.

I’m not sure if I felt the process was fun or if I was bored, and it gave me something to do. Either way, I liked swiping, and I enjoyed being able to look at many guys quickly.

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Bumble users lack a usable profile

I’m not saying there aren’t any profiles at all. They do ask a few questions, and users have a tiny profile.

You aren’t given much information about a user when you stumble upon them. I find this to be a little frustrating as I would like to know more about the guy.

  • What does he do for a living?
  • Does he have pets or likes the great outdoors?
  • Do they have any hobbies?

I don’t know any of these questions because there isn’t much of a profile to read.

That kind of sucks, and it means that I have to contact the guy to get this information.

I don’t want to contact every guy who may seem appealing because some of them are probably still living at home with their mom.

I’d like to get that information before I tried to get a hold of them.

There is no search feature at Bumble

I think the lack of a search feature at Bumble is what makes it the most difficult. Why Bumble doesn’t have a search feature is beyond me.

There isn’t much of a profile, but you’d think there would be some way of searching through the guys.

If women are supposed to make the first move. What do we base our first move on? I guess we’re supposed to base everything on what the guy looks like.

I don’t care for that since looks can be deceiving. You can’t tell by a picture how much money someone makes or what type of person they are.

Anyone can buy one nice outfit and look pretty for the camera. I don’t get why there is so little information for us to go on.

Is Bumble a hookup app or finding a boyfriend/girlfrind app

Being a hookup app isn’t a bad thing if that’s what you’re after.

I don’t think Bumble gives you enough information to consider dating the person. Sure, you can go out on dates and see how the guy.

Not sure if that’s the best or the quickest way of meeting the right person to date long term.

I think it would be much better for you to know more about the guy.

If you’re only looking for a hookup, then knowing much about him isn’t that important.

I did find LendEDU did poll 1,319 millennials. They used Whatsgoodly to do the polling. Polls can be all over the place but on this one they did find most users on Bumble were looking for dates not just hookups.

Like we said earlier there is not much information to go on when you meet on Bumble. Everyone must have to meet in person to get to know each other better. That is how it was done in the old days before dating apps.

Who is best suited for Bumble?

Based on our review it would be great for younger people and college students.

If you’re searching for someone to hang out with, then Bumble might be for you. According to the poll, it seems like people on Bumble are looking for dates.

If you want to settle down with a long term relationship or get married, then I’d say give Bumble a try.

My conclusion

I like the ease of use of Bumble. Those who enjoy using Tinder will like Bumble. I initially liked the idea that only women are allowed to make the first move.

I’m not sure that Bumble has put all the things in place to pull this off.

Bumble doesn’t give us women enough information on the guy’s profiles to make the right decision. That means sooner or later we will have to meet them in person.

I do think that Bumble is worth trying. I believe some people will get a lot out of it.

Women seem to be in charge, but they can’t make good decisions based on the information in profiles. I like the idea, and I wish there was more information in the profile section.

Would I suggest that you try Bumble? Well, what do you have to lose? I’d say give it a try for a month and see what happens.

You might find being in control is a good thing and that it helps you choose the right person.

If you’re a guy, well, I’m not sure what to tell you. Make sure your profile picture is good and hope for the best.

If you’re a good looking guy, then you will get a bunch of interest on Bumble.

If you want to see our review of Tinder you can jump on over to see that review.