In 2014, Whitney Wolfe Herd, who was previously employed by Tinder, started Bumble. Although the app is similar to Tinder in the way you swipe through potential matches, in this app, it’s the women that have all the say when it comes to choosing their match.


  • Design is very easy to use
  • You don’t have to have Facebook to be able to sign up
  • Mostly even ratio of men to women
  • Women have the power in deciding which matches to interact with
  • Men don’t have to waste time on matches that would go nowhere

ABOUT Bumble

Bumble is a dating app that allows women to have full control over their matches. A woman needs first to show a man that she is interested before he will be allowed to make contact with her. This creates security that other dating apps don’t have. In our review, we found that Bumble is quite similar to Tinder, in the sense that you need to swipe through potential matches to show that you want to get to know them. If you’re a man that isn’t too worried about being in control, then this is the dating app for you. If you’re a woman who doesn’t want to receive those “u awake?” messages constantly, this is the right choice for you as you will be in complete control of who you chat to.


Bumble hit a whopping number of 100 million users in 2020. This means that there are loads of potential matches for you to browse through. Compared to other dating apps, Bumble has the biggest percentage of younger users, with 63.3% in the age range of 18 to 29. One of the other aspects that makes this app great is the fact that they have an almost equal amount of men to women. 46.2% of its users are female. Users open Bumble around four times per day, with about 49% of all members opening the app daily. The engagement with this dating app is more than other popular apps such as Zoosk, eHarmony, OkCupid and Tinder.

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Bumble has apps on both Android and iOS. You can sign up through your Facebook account, with your phone number or use your Apple ID. It’s free to download, and you don’t pay to use it. If you want to take advantage of other features, then you’ll have to subscribe to Bumble Boost or Bumble Premium.

Bumble Boost offers these perks:

  • Swipe as much as you want
  • Undo swipes if you accidentally swiped on somebody
  • Extend as many matches as you want
  • Rematch with previous connections that have already expired
  • A total of five “Super Swipes” weekly (to show a match that you are very interested in)
  • One “Spotlight” weekly makes your profile a focal point so that more people in your area will notice you.

Bumble Premium includes everything that Bumble Boost offer, as well as the below:

  • No limit to advanced filters
  • Beeline - this allows you to see who is interested in matching with you
  • Incognito mode - this lets you swipe through members without them seeing you, and you will only be visible to the people you’ve wanted to match with
  • Travel mode - this will let you choose another city in your profile for seven days.
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Upon review, we found that it’s really easy to work your way around Bumble. While browsing through members, you swipe right if you’re interested in matching with them or swipe left if you don’t want to match them. Bumble suggests that you look at the potential match’s entire profile before deciding whether to swipe right or left.


Bumble is similar to many other dating apps in the sense that they want you to use your Facebook account to log in. You can opt to sign up with your phone number.

Bumble has some interesting questions that you can answer, such as “who is your ideal dinner guest?” or completing writing prompts such as “The kindest thing I’ve ever done is…”.

You have the choice to connect your Instagram account, as well as your Spotify account, which is the same feature that Tinder has.

We found in our review that while other dating apps like eHarmony and Match have an extensive questionnaire, Bumble keeps it simple. This is ideal for people who want to make matches quickly, but not so ideal if you want an in-depth analysis to match you with your ‘perfect match’.

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Once you’ve made a match with another user, you’ll get a notification. If it’s a male and female match, the woman has 24 hours to send the man a message before the match expires. If the woman hasn’t started chatting to the man in those 24 hours, the man can extend one match a day for another 24 hours. If you know you’re going to be busy for a while, you have the option to hit “Snooze Mode”. This lets you put a pause on things, and you’ll still have your matches.

A woman also has the opportunity to react to profile pictures or comment to show that they’re interested. Men can also react to a woman’s picture, but it will only be sent if he and the woman match. If it’s a match between the same sexes, either member is able to comment or react with emojis.

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Once you’ve made a match, the woman or either member in a same-sex match can send the other half of the match a message straight away. There is also a grey logo in the top right-hand corner that will allow you to view your matches and send them messages.

After that, you’re able to communicate with your match through other methods. There are question type games, which is kind of like 21 questions so that you can get to know each other. You can also choose a pre-typed question or come up with your question. Both people in the match will have to answer the question before you get to see the answer.

There are numerous other ways to chat to matches on Bumble, including direct messaging, voice messaging, video calling and voice calling.

  • Privacy and safety options are brilliant
  • The free version is very well-made
  • The interface is easy to use and fun
  • You can chat via video call with your matches
  • There is not as much info on the profiles when compared to other dating apps
  • There are unnecessary features, such as find a friend and business networking options.
Pricing Plans

Bumble doesn’t cost anything to use, but if you choose a paid option, this is what it will cost:

  • Weekly: $7.99 for Bumble Boost and $17.99 for Bumble Premium
  • 1-month: $14.99 for Bumble Boost and $32.99 for Bumble Premium
  • 3-months: $29.99 for Bumble Boost and $66.99 for Bumble Premium
  • 6-months: $47.99 for Bumble Boost
  • A lifetime subscription for Bumble Premium is $199.99
It’s free to use Bumble with its simple features, but should you wish to have more swipes or not have a 24-hour window to respond to matches, you’ll have to choose to upgrade to a paid version. Bumble has these features in the free version for a reason. The limit on swiping is there to make you think before just swiping on anybody, and the 24-hour expiration is to encourage you to start chatting sooner.
Bumble allows free users of their dating app to browse through other members, connect with them and communicate with them. This is good value when you compare it to other dating sites such as Match and eHarmony who charge over $40 for the same features. If you pay for Bumble Boost, it allows you to see who’s interested in you, you can extend the length of time you have to reply to matches, and you can access expired matches. This doesn’t promote your profile to more members. Boost costs $8.99 for a week-long trial or $24.99 per month. If you choose a longer subscription, it lowers the amount you pay per month.

You can pay via credit card, Paypal, Google Wallet, or iTunes/the App Store.


Bumble did a survey that showed 85% of their members are searching for a serious relationship, so the dating app is ideal if you are looking for something serious. Bumble isn’t solely focused on relationships; they also offer a Bumble BFF version, which aims to make friendships and Bumble Bizz, which is aimed at networking with other professionals. Our review found that you are able to sign up with separate profiles for each app.

How can I get a free three-day-trial on Bumble?

Sign up to Bumble today, and have access to loads of single local matches at no cost to you.

How quickly is the account approved?

Your Bumble account will be approved instantly. Once you’ve successfully signed up, you can use the dating site for free for an unlimited amount of time or opt to sign up for a paid membership and gain access to many other features.

What are the photo requirements on Bumble?

The minimum number of photos required is four; however, you should try to have at least six.

Sign up to Bumble for free today!

Debbie Rivers
Debbie Rivers
Internationally Accredited Relationship Coach
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