While it is “empowering” for women to make the first move, this app makes it hard to establish a legitimate relationship. It requires location services to be continually on this makes me believe Bumble wants to spy on users because it’s not required on other sites and as a result, you get tons of likes from people who live nowhere near you. I have settings on to match with men within a 90 mile radius, but am inundated with people who are just visiting my city. This is a colossal waste of my time!I don’t want to scroll through hundreds of people who don’t even live in my state and are just looking for a hookup.
When I travel, I have to remember to turn off my location so I’m not swarmed with likes from people across the country. This flaw makes Bumble substandard to other sites like Hinge, where a user sets the city he or she lives in and chooses a radius. At least on Hinge I can view matches and have conversations and dates with local people. If Bumble wants to be known as more than a hookup app, this needs to change. I’m not a fan of allowing an app constant access to my location, and the time wasted scrolling through visitors is making me want to delete it very soon.
Fix this flaw, Bumble, and women will stick around longer. While some women may be fine with finding hookups, many are not. If this app really wants to empower women then give us the choice to opt out of such nonsense. We’re too busy!This 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. I 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. 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.
I 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. I 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. I’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‘llswipe 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. 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. So 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. I’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. There’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. I 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. First 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. I think this app is really cool, it stands out from other dating apps and makes the “left swipe, right swipe” experience seem fresh. I think however what strikes me as the weakest point of this app is how the matches work. I was out of state and I got a right swipe but I didn’t find the match before I returned home so I was stuck with this like, with no way to find out who it is. I think even an easy way to fix this is just to put the person in the rotation of people I’m swiping on even if they’re out of state so that I can still connect with them or at least let me delete the match.
And this would only be if they’ve already swiped right on you first Also something that stood out about this app was that it gave you three rewinds and there were on a timer and that was cool and now rewinding is a paid feature which I think is a terrible move on the developers part I could just get on tinder to not talk to my matches there’s nothing special about this app anymore accept that the girl goes first which I wish I still had the option to message first not just a single 24 hour extension but that is a discussion for another timeThis 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!I 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. 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.
I 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. 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. In 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. I 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. I tried bumble several times and I am finding a pattern.
A lot of men on here are using bumble to gather women to hook up with. They upload great pics and profiles and sit back and watch the messages pour in from women because we are the only one who can initiate contact . So, the good looking guys just sit back and have their choice of woman to prey on for sexual encounters. So very little men on here actually want relationships. Oh and if half don’t reply to your message ladies it’s because their working through the 100s of messages from all us other ladies .
BUMBLE makes men lazy and their being spoiled rotten with attention cause we are ALL knocking at their doors. CONCEPT was empowering at first but has backfired. a lot of men has used this only to their advantage!There are a very small percentage of actually guys navigating with hearts looking for a relationship but I think that’s in any dating app BUT bumble has become the go to for decent looking guys to have their pick of women to get laid . bumble has made it easy for them too!PLEASE change the women message first thing to a feature on whether a woman wants to accept a message from a guy . make both sexes message. EMPOWER the women again with a FEATURE that women can use to chose to unlock or view the message from the guy!BUMBLE I had hope in you!Change up the feature !It’s only benefiting the dudes now believe me !There’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. 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. 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’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. I 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. I 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.
Bumble is the worst dating app I have ever used, period. I have used most of the other ones, and have found much more success on practically every other site. Bumble ropes you in with the idea that it is a feminist dating app, but whether by design or not, this really only benefits the guys. Even then, I have come across several reviews from men online stating that they are not having much success with the app either, so I am assuming it only really benefits very attractive guys. As a woman who has not had any issues meeting men on on other dating sites, my biggest problem with this app is that it makes men lazy. The guys who are actually having women message them first don’t put in any effort in conversations, and It’s like the men on this site literally do not know how to hold a conversation and expect the woman to do all the work.
Just because the woman is expected to send the first message, does not mean that you should simply forget how to talk like a normal human being. I am also suspicious that many of the attractive men and attractive women on this site, a lot of the profiles are fake profiles. I’ve done some searches of reviews, and this seems to be the general consensus that many people believe. Don’t waste your money and find another dating app; there are plenty out there that will help you successfully meet more people without being so frustrating and irritating to use. I’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. I used to have this app to try and look for a date, but after getting a boyfriend not through Bumble I decided to look for friends to match with instead. To my disappointment, you can apparently only match with friends of the same gender. I am male, but I identify as agender meaning I just don’t really feel a connection to the concept of gender. This meant that it just kept suggesting me regular men who were typically straight.
Now I don’t hate straight men, but I have so much more in common with women, trans people, and non binary folks, not to mention men are statistically significantly more violent towards people like me, especially in a conservative state like mine. I have emailed Bumble about it because I was confused as to why no women were showing up, and they basically said they had no intention of changing it. Assuming that males can only be friends with other males and females can only be friends with other females is incredible heteronormative and sexist. I liked everything else about the app, but couldn’t even use it because I had no friends to match with. It would really be as simple as just adding the option to choose which genders show up in the friends part.
I mean, you can match with both men and women when looking for relationships, but not friends?That hardly makes sense. I 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 and 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. 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.
Their “block” feature is broken. I blocked my co worker so awkward then a few swipes later he popped up again. This happened with different people mind you. This isn’t a very ‘woman friendly’ app after all. Also if men can extend 24 hours why can’t women if a guy doesn’t respond?I used to love this app for dating but with the block feature broken it’s terrible and false advertising. Blocking doesn’t work and women can’t extend a match once you say hi.
Bumble has responded and it’s bologna. Their block feature is broken as this has happened repeatedly no they didn’t make new profiles this happens all the time in the same week I block every guy I see that I know and lo and behold he pops back up and I as a woman can’t extend once I say hi and they don’t check their phone within 24 hours. Maybe I want to extend and am powerless to do so. I get way more matches on tinder and okcupid something about bumbles algorithm isn’t set up for successful matching and I’m a paying member. Their super swipe is a complete waste too. The person never sees it!I was super swiped by a guy and because I paid I could see him up top in green with a heart.
I waited for a week of swiping to see if he’d show up as a match and he never did. Now I feel foolish for wasting the $2 on guys who never even saw me. You’d think it would push the match to the front of the line. Bumble has really made a name for its self. Giving women control over the conversation is a game changer and the pre made conversation starters are to die for and I love how you can set height preferences and get two free filters, but the cons are pretty hefty for me. One major update they need is gender identity.
To be the best app and stay up there it would be great if people knew you are open to everyone. Having a gender identity option would be great for existing users so there is no more confusion. Also a lot of people complain about not getting notifications from the app and I can agree to that. Unless I see a badge icon or check the app I will not know if a guy messaged me and that takes away from the 24 hr window making a lot of us miss out on opportunities because no notification for messages come in but matches do. Some refining on the “looking for “ option would be great.
It’s very difficult talking to someone when you want a relationship and they just want a hookup because the profiles don’t give that good of clarification. All in all bumble is a good app with amazing features and a growing community but within that community does come transgender people, non binary ppl, etc. There should be an option for them. I guess they added a feature for the Bumble Boost Match Queue, that keeps people in the queue that swiped on you and then left town, or keeps people in your queue who swiped on you when you were out of town. Since they rolled out this new feature, over half of the guys in my match queue are super far away from me.
I have my search radius set to 50 miles away. I’m getting guys in my queue who are 100+ miles away. I live in Oklahoma and I have guys still in my queue from FLORIDA that I assume are there from my vacation back in JUNE. I also have guys from Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, and have gotten several from Texas and Colorado. This feature is AWFUL.
If other people want to set their search radius for super far away, fine. But if mine is set to 50 miles, I don’t want to see ANYONE outside that radius!Even if I was in the same town as they were for a short period of time, and even if they swiped on me. If I had wanted to see who was available while I was in Florida, I would have opened the app to look. But I wasn’t interested in guys halfway across the country then, and I’m not interested in them now. It’s been an absolute chore to try and weed through them, but it never seems to end and honestly, I’m exhausted!I hope they fine tune this feature or give us an option to turn it off.