Pappuli - Reasonable Expectations
I 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, itās 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 isnāt necessary. It is also very easy to update your profile as you learn what seems to be working and maybe what isnāt. 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 isnāt perfect but no dating app is. Happy Bumbling
TDROID$$!!! - Not bad, but needs work
This app is good for meeting new people, however, itās 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 youāre trying to do is meet someone, and god forbid itās someone you donāt find interesting or doesnāt match your personality, then youād 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 isnāt necessarily a bad thing), but some donāt 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) canāt say anything first, Iām just left in the dark as to why I havenāt heard from anyone cause I canāt say anything to confirm if sheās willing to meet. Im not trying to complain or say itās a bad app or anything cause it actually does what itās supposed to do, but Iām 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.
Cinderella455 - Itās okay
I donāt use the apps much but during Covid and for travels to meet People I opened it. If youāre looking to meet people and go on dates this is not for you sorry. Better bet would be badoo. Maybe i havenāt 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 Iāve actually met up with guys and met interesting ones from other countries. While the guys here are attractive and accomplished it doesnāt do much when I already have dates lined up from other apps that have maybe more choices but guys that arenāt as appealing. I refuse to pay to use any of these apps, just wanted to see how it goes. Iām sure thereās 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 . Iām old fashioned and like that Guys here donāt say inappropriate things and there are a lot of quality guys. But when you hear the same ones have been on it forever maybe itās because you guys put zero effort into it. I even put my Instagram account in my profile so guys can contact me there and Iām open to meet and respond to my matches. It makes me wonder why guys even have these apps on their phones
Geebtron3000 - Awful Customer Service Scam Subscriptions
I have been a Bumble user for quite sometime now. The site is decent aside from the forced pop-ups asking for contributions and āsocial causes.ā 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 wouldnāt response to my email. When I opened a second case, although I shouldnāt 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 wasnāt even what I was inquiring about in the first place. Youād 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 itās 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.
Sebastian Evridge Pope - Deceptive with your matching preferences.
Not a bad app. Havenāt gotten any targeted ads yet, and havenāt been smothered with obvious fakes either. Iām giving the lower rating because they have basically put the āDealbreakerā buttons in your range settings as a placebo. Iāve 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 donāt restrict my range. What I find happening anyway is I will still see people OUTSIDE that range after Iāve set my range to be a dealbreaker! Even sneakier, I will sometimes find that this setting has been turned off for me, as if theyāre 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 thereās several less than 10 miles out? Not likely they made their profile day, since that little ānew hereā 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 youāre dead set on picking on, this is probably your best bet.
Ger R. - Great app for those looking for something serious
I completely loved this app. I havenāt 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 (weāll 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 didnāt 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.
Luvlfle - thank you bumbleš
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 Iām 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 donāt 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. Iām 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 heartš
Josh_805 - 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. Iām a trans male, whoās interested in women, and Iāve had no problems in my past with dating women. But if I change my gender identity to ātrans manā on this app and set my preference as āwomenā my feed is changed to nothing but other women who are interested in women, or people looking for āpolyā relationships. I donāt think Iām quite what lesbians are looking for bumble? But once I set my gender back to āmaleā Iām brought back to women who are interested in men. So I have no choice but to just put āmaleā and then that Iām ātransā in my bio. So maybe something needs to be changed about that? Why should I feel that Iām less of a man on this app? I get that you try and pair ālgbtq+ā with others in that same category, but make it make sense. If I say Iām āstraightā I should only be seeing what my preference is. If others choose to not like me because Iām trans, let them make that decision.
Tzou95 - Bumble Ban
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). Iām also not an ugly guy by any means. Itās not difficult to see who likes your profile since bumbleās 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 didnāt 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 theyāve swiped right. This happened with almost all of the likes I had and they werenāt 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 ābanā they clearly have in place simply because I deleted my account to protect myself. Not like Iām deleting and recreating the app every other week. Wonāt be recommending or using (like I could anyway) this app again.
JCsAunty - Feel Unsafe
Thereās 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 heās 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 hadnāt 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. Iāll have guys who āsuper likeā me that donāt 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.
MO_2830 - Needs better features
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 Iād like to be able to block someone that I didnāt 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 Iām busy with work and life in general or choose to take mental breaks, before logging back on and then finding my āmatchā has disappeared. Iāve lost many potential matches this way or some that Iāve messaged and they donāt respond with the 24 hours. At least give the woman (who has to message the matchā 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.
Tired5050 - Customer Service Fail
This 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 Iām 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 againā¦.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 Iāve yet to find anyone who isnāt trying to sell something, have me follow them on another site or who isnāt really married to someone I may know!
3rd customer - Takes too long to get a mutual match and a paywall
I joined bumble only a couple weeks ago and had 4 maybe 5 liked by others, but they werenāt mutual so I never saw who they were. I shouldnāt have to pay money just to meet someone. I get that bumble is being the middle man in the possible relationship but thatās what gets me. Itās a āpossibleā relationship. I donāt know if itāll work out or not why should I pay 40 dollars just to see someoneās profile that may or may not be close to me at all! Itās a joke and a scam. If you wanted to help people meet other people why make them pay for it? Why couldnāt you just put ads in from sponsors like you do for push notifications? That gives you money doesnāt 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 donāt 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 itās just like every other dating app asking for money to see someone. Itās disappointing. Oh and thereās 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 wasnāt there or if it was a one time purchase. So to the bumble team, Ik you wonāt, but as a friendly suggestion take that into consideration and good luck.
CobyKeim - Canāt find my home town
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 canāt get the 100% and it drives me nuts.
Also I donāt understand why yāall 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 donāt know me away, and I aināt gonna lie and not say what I am. In todayās political climate someone may look at my page and see the word āConservativeā and think āwell if he is an conservative he must be a racistā that is gonna severely affect my matches, also why not include more than just Liberal,Moderate, and conservative. You canāt 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.
Jeff Seymour - review
The application is OK but has room for improvement. The UIIs not as intuitive as it could be. Also there are some bugs and inconsistencies.
1Entering this review I selected two stars. It served me into a different screen with three stars. So I had to force it back to two.
2There is an inconsistency between the app and the website where by multiple choices can be made on the app but on the website version every option that comes up do use are a force to select one from the list not multiple.
3. And the biggest problem with the application is there is no ability for the user to select things like body type or Skin color. Just about everyone has a preference in terms of skin color of the person they want to date in a serious way. It doesnāt make them racist. not having that is a major problem for this application.
4. it would be a good idea for people that select long-term relationship or marriage to be able to specify their own income bracket as well as the income bracket for the person they might seriously consider. money is absolutely part of the equation. Anyone that tells you otherwise is lying or a fool
Irosebush - High volume, low fun
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.
Megkilco - Feels unsafe
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. Iāve matched with very sketch people on here. Iām 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 wasnāt 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. Iām still afraid to this day that he is following me somehow. Iāve 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 Iāve met great people there! Not sure if itās because Bumble requires the woman to make the first moveā¦? I think the waiting game culminates into an obsessive kind of behavior, personally. Would not recommend to friends (I tell them stick with Hinge).
Lionseyes - Can be good, but itās not for everyone.
In my past experiences with this app, Iāve 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 donāt check their Bumble. Others just wonāt care and will ghost you. But, who am I to judge? I personally prefer to meet people in person, as itās the old fashioned way. I believe Bumble is one of the best, if not the best app to meet new people. Iāve 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 itās 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 itās best to meet people in person. I know we live in a digital world, but still donāt believe dating apps are for everyone. My advice, try the app. If it bears good fruit, God bless. If it doesnāt, stay away.
MadMig17 - Bad Customer Service
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 āMikeā from the āBumble Feedback Teamā saying sorry itās in the terms that we canāt refund your purchase. I emailed him back that Iām 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 itās in the terms. Itās obvious that he doesnāt care and so I emailed him. I understand, but accidents happen. Please make the exception. He hasnāt 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 weāre 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 āMikeā from the āBumble Feedback Teamā! Itās clear he doesnāt 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.
Cmart_96 - Fixing whatās not broken
Iāve 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 Iāve used employ this feature of limited swipes, but Bumble used to give you so many more swipes (it mightāve been unlimited) nowadays Iāll swipe on like 25 people before running out and having to wait a day? My matches have significantly dropped and itās almost pointless to have this app because itās 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 donāt know. Personally, itās not enough of an incentive to keep this spacious app on my phone.
Yaua95 - Misleading Notifications, Defective Swiping
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 donāt have a like or a match? Some notifications are so misleading and itās just about getting people back on the platform and back on their phones. Itās 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 donāt need a reminder to go on a dating app. They just need to know when they get a match or a like. Thatās it.
Concerning the swiping mechanism, I canāt tell you how often Iāve 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. Iām 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.
3.1415926542 - 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 canāt speak from a guyās perspective, but having had this app for almost 2 years, I can say that itās 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, itās 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 donāt have a paid subscription however, which allows you to see everyone that swiped right on you (amongst other great perks Iām 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 havenāt had any major problems with the app, but I have met some pretty cool people, so donāt sleep on bumble yaāll šÆ
Bignibboy - Help
This event happened over a year ago and Iāve 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 shouldāve 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 wasnāt expecting anything bad to happen. After a few drinks we were sitting on the couch and she started touching me. I wasnāt comfortable with the way this was happening so I told her to stop. Needless to say she didnāt. She just kept touching me. I mustāve offended her because she insulted me and said I must not like girls if I didnāt consent, then proceeded to grab me. Iām 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 couldnāt 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. Iāve 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 havenāt hear a single word. All I want is to make sure this doesnāt happen to other men or people in general. Seems like the team at bumble isnāt very worried about the safety of their users. At this point I donāt want to make another profile I just want help.
Gale22 - The worst dating app Iāve ever used.
I find it very odd that every guy Iāve matched has either never talked or we start talking and I suddenly never hear back from them again. Iāve 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 Iāve matched with stop talking mid conversation this has happened 100 percent of the time. Iāve had at least 12+ matches and have been using this app for about a week, Iād say Iām 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 Iāve stopped using the dating side of Bumble as itās super suspect and I havenāt had any success with any of the guys Iāve matched with. I also think their are quite a few fake profiles as well but seeing all the bad reviews Iām 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 wonāt reveal even one of them for a very long time unless you pay for an upgrade. I find it odd that I canāt 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. Itās not you, itās this app.
*oliviablack* - They stole my money! Beware of this app!
I used bumble for years, and had really enjoyed the app. I had a match that Iād been talking with ask for my Snapchat, and after I gave it to him, he started asking me how much it would cost for explicit photos. Naturally I was offended and didnāt accept his request or respond to the messages. About an hour later I went onto bumble and saw my account was blocked for trying to sell services. I reached out to bumble about the mistake and was told they wouldnāt give my account back. I made a new one and a week later was having technical issues. I send a report to bumble about it and received a message that everything was working fine. I downloaded the trial of boost to see if that would fix the issue, but it didnāt so I cancelled it one day into the fourteen day trial. When I went on to the app, I saw that once again my account was blocked for trying to buy or sell services. I reached out to support yet again, because I did NOTHING to cause this, and was told that they wouldnāt give my account back and made no mention of refunding the money I shouldnāt have been charged with in the first place. This app presents itself as a safe space for women, which is what I liked about it, but it really isnāt considering Iām out $50, which is a lot during a pandemic and blocked because some random man was angry I wouldnāt sell him nudes.
Alexcola109 - A Penny Pinchers Development
This 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 Bumbleās developers have taken something great and twisted it around for money. We used to be able to set two advanced preferences and now youāve stripped that privilege. Unless we give you Penny pinchers money. Itās not even about ānot giving someone a chanceā. We are humans! There are things we like and donāt like, is that so wrong? Itās much easier to limit the insane pool of people in one area then tirelessly swipe through people you know you in reality you probably wonāt even go out with. And just when I thought it couldnāt get any worseā¦thereās 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 arenāt interested in. Every person is not going to be a match. So what are you trying to force here? Youāre 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.
Radioactive Tuna - A thoroughly miserable, exploitative experience for men
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.
Bad boy 678 - Feels weird
Iāve been using this app for a week now and it feels weird and the people seem weird. Iāve matched with at least 7 women to which 3 of em never texted me. Idk y this app has the whole āwomen text first thingā but it somewhat seems like a missed opportunity for the guy. Itās unfair when a women matched with you, but never text simply because women donāt do that all the time. Idk if itās for empowerment, but normally women donāt text first. Also the women Iāve matched with all seem exactly the same. Idk if itās just coincidental but they are all are boring and answer like days later. Itās somewhat confusing, considering they matched me and liked my photos. Last but not least, Iāve encountered women who for some reason delete their accounts.... only to make another one with a different name and different pictures? I can tell itās the same women because āDuh itās obviousā but itās creepy and makes me wonder who tf Iām talking to. This app is good because itās more freedom unlike tinder, I actually feel like I can talk to ppl on here. But it suffers from the same thing tinder does. Itās just the gratification u can possibly talk to these women. Itās not guaranteed or anything. Again this app isnāt bad, surly better set up then tinder but, just awkward and boring at times. Maybe because Iām in Japan idk.
Wontletmeputanythinginhere - Waste of money
I randomly get push notifications saying I have a match, but no match. Or the latest saying I wonāt be shown to women looking through the app. Unsure why youād ever want to notify me of this. Iāve paid for this app for about a year and had 0 success. Any like I give to a girl is wasted because they donāt see my profile. After months of receiving no likes or matches, I messaged them. There was no help, and instead I was told Iām 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. - Iām on other apps, I receive likes and matches so I knew something was wrong and then bam it was fixed. I still donāt receive any forward matches though - if someone likes me, I can match with them - but if I like them, Iāll never see them because they donāt see me. This app is a sham and unethical. Stop messing with algorithms and make it simple - you like someone, they see you automatically. Iām confident when my subscription runs out Iāll 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. Itās in their biz interest to have paying customers receive no likes. Honestly Apple and google shouldnāt distribute this app if thatās true, theyāre unethical and donāt practice what they preach.
Jmjre - Hate this app
Deceiving 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 wasnāt possible because of the way I paid. I donāt recall having the option to choose the way I paid, it was like it just automatically pulled from there because thatās what was set up on my phone. I immediately went in to cancel the membership from my phone so it wouldnāt 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 isnāt used much by a lot of decent men in my area. When I travel, I get swarmed by hits, but long distance relationships donāt work for me. I also donāt 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 donāt have time or cell/wi-fi coverage to constantly see who wants to connect. I would give this app zero stars, but that wasnāt an option.
AbbySoSo - Can't Match/Guys Are Lazy
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.
Flower ball - False advertising
I redownloaded the app a while ago and after every few swipes there was an ad for a āfree trialā for bumble boost. It was annoying to constantly have it pop up so I figured Iād 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 donāt 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 āThe 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.ā
I asked if they couldnāt 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.
Nara765 - Donāt get premium
I 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 Iāve been spamming swipe right to try and match with them, but not a single one has matched š Iāve swiped so much that I continue to use up all my swipes for the day. Bottom line, donāt get premium. Itās a waste of money and bumble is just trying to scam you.
They said itās 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 doesnāt change the fact that with every swipe I get (and I swipe right on literally everyone because Iām 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 donāt recommend this app, per my personal experience šš¾
Ty ihvhjnnkknnvff - If you have nothing better to do with your time and money
Been 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. Iāve 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 donāt 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 donāt like my political affiliation. I donāt 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 Iāll just go back to live events where I can actually meet someone with the same interests and actually speak to them.
Anthony19921234 - Bumble cares more about political correctness than it does a false abuse report.
I think we are all aware of the tension in politics that has happened in the last few years. You go on dating apps and everyone has their political views listed. Some of it hateful and some of it empowering. At the end of the day weāre all protected under the first amendment to express our views. Well someone most likely read what my bio had to say and decided to report me for āabuseā. The fact that there are people on these apps that are actual victims of abuse is what makes this disgusting. Itās fine to disagree with someone but to falsely report their account to have it deleted is something else. I messaged bumble customer support directly about this and they were not willing to listen to my side of the story. This app goes in line with cancel culture and has double standards for the users of its app. What I had on my bio was nowhere near controversial as to the stuff I would read about killing cops, causing harm to people with more right wing political views, etc.
This app needs to review itās rules and what it considers to be abuse, violence and hate-speech. And it also needs to do more homework and better investigation on when someone falsely reports an account. The fact that my account was taken down but there are others with worse things on there is disgusting.
Tommy05789644 - 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 Bumbleās āconsequence featureā 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 āXā in a corner to get out of it. However, my only option was to click āAccept.ā I have no clue what I was accepting. It seems Bumble was forcing users to accept their platformās 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 āabout youā 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, youāll find yourself unable to use the app for what it was designed for, dating.
Raylie_rae - Diversity & Interracial Dating Nonexistent
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 thereās mostly white guys on here. And most white guys (especially in the South where I live) arenāt interested in talking to, let alone dating a black woman. It would be very helpful to have a āWho Iām looking forā feature on the guysā 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 wasnāt even meant to be on here in the first place. And if thatās truly the case, I think it should be clarified in the App Store that this app is only for white people (I donāt mean to be cynical. Iām just being honest š¤·š½āāļø) 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 wasnāt going to like me in the first place just because I am black.
AppleUser3739303826 - Delete it all
Iāll give it 2 stars because thereās potential and the function is still there but overall this is a waste of time. Women messaging first makes matching a waste of time because you canāt stand out instantly by messaging them. Also all they do is send āHiā, waiting for me to start a topic so whatās the point. Also they have 24 hours to message you and you have 24 hours back which is nonsense. For full access it costs about $22 a month and Tinder costs $8 a month. I can swipe until my phone dies on tinder but it might take 5 minutes on Bumble ie low amount of users. You can run out of likes on free Tinder but on free Bumble itāll close you out on just swipes alone for 24 hours. The filter options are nice where you can pick height, exercise, drinking, smoking etc but the high quality selection on here will run out quick (standards vary). I see this as a break from the toxicity of tinder where 2/3 are sex scammers or game players but it feels the same after a couple days. I have had a fair amount of success on tinder (hookups, dates, and relationships) but do yourself a favor and donāt go on any dating apps. Do it the old fashion way and wait until you get lucky out there. Youāll save yourself stress, time, and whatever emotions you bring into it.
Nicknamegirl1000 - Features broken. Not woman friendly.
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 doesnāt work and women canāt extend a match once you say hi. Bumble has responded and itās bologna. Their block feature is broken as this has happened repeatedly (no they didnāt 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 canāt extend once I say hi and they donāt 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 isnāt set up for successful matching and Iām 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 heād show up as a match and he never did. Now I feel foolish for wasting the $2 on guys who never even saw me. Youād think it would push the match to the front of the line.
ComfyCostes - Pretty Horrendous Customer Service
So I accidentally purchased a Premium plan a while back, whatever, my fault. Happened to get off all dating app platforms shortly afterwards until just recently, and trying to get my purchase restored to my new account has been a nightmare.
First off, Iām fairly certain Bumble is the sole app that lacks an in-app purchase restoration option, which feels pretty shady. As far as I can tell, they also lack a customer service chat AND phone number, leaving e-mail as the only available method. Initially, I was told they couldnāt find my purchase receipt. Then, after explaining that I was not the primary account holder in my Family Plan and perhaps it was tied to that email ā though it shouldnāt be, as it was made my from previous Bumble account tied to my Apple ID ā they stated they had in fact already found it, but they would instead need the payment confirmation from my email. Ended up providing it in a response, then tried following up and even sent a whole new inquiry, and still have yet to hear anything from them after several hours.
I have to ask, is this an intentional run-around to withhold services despite payment? Perhaps even aiming at further purchases made out of exasperation?
Josh McGinnis - Suggestion
Great app, I like the function of everything but there is one detail that I think really needs to be changed. There is an ability to display your political affiliation with the options; conservative, liberal, moderate, or apolitical. This liberal option should be changed, as it is not an inverse of conservative. Liberal means favoring freedom and liberty (also having respect for and being open to othersā opinions, whether political or not), while conservative means liking the laws and government to be conserved, or stay the same. The inverse of conservative would be progressive, meaning wanting changes to laws and government. This is not how a scale works, and if itās not a scale it doesnāt make sense to have moderate as an option. Liberal should be changed to progressive, or just change both to say Republican and Democrat which I think would be more effective because conservative and progressive are not specific on the areas people would like to conserve or progress in, while the political parties would be more specific on what somebodyās views are. I hope this feedback helps to improve the app
AlliC15 - Best dating app out right now but...
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 ālooking for ā option would be great. Itās very difficult talking to someone when you want a relationship and they just want a hookup because the profiles donāt 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.
Trkgrl1100 - New Match Queue Feature
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. Iām 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 donāt 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 wasnāt interested in guys halfway across the country then, and Iām not interested in them now. Itās been an absolute chore to try and weed through them, but it never seems to end and honestly, Iām exhausted! I hope they fine tune this feature or give us an option to turn it off.
Extra south park - Itās okay
I downloaded the app soulfully searching for the opportunity to make more friends. I do like the whole bff concept where it only shows people that are looking for platonic/ friend relationships. Which is mostly girls/ women that Iāve come across. Every now and then a boy or two will pop up. But itās unlikely just because men are more than likely looking for hook ups. However, I do have my opinions about the app. Things that could be added and taken away. One being, making it possible to upload short videos to oneās profile. Second being, adding more space for more pictures. Six just isnāt enough. Finally, the third thing Iāll mention is, taking away the whole timer thing. Why do I only have a limited amount of time to start a conversation with someone? Or a limited amount of time to reply back? You do know people are busy with their life right? No-one is looking at their phone 24/7. And a lot of us donāt care to have the notifications on. You guys are really showing how greedy you are. This is why I like Hinge better. Also, I donāt know what it is, but my messages arenāt sending or other people are receiving them. Pretty much just fix your app sheesh.
Iamjubilee - Honestly the best dating app Iāve ever tried
I have paid money for other apps that sucked. They would show you all the great catches as a preview of whatās out there but the minute you sign up all you find are bums and sloppy guys who donāt even care how they look in their profile pictures. Putting the women in charge of making the first move is genius. It means the men have to come correct. No more douche bags sliding into my DMās saying things like āHello Bootyfullā Or shallow guys rejecting perfectly amazing women chasing Barbies that are physically out of their league. They are at our mercy and forced to be more realistic. I feel like Iām on the effing bachelorette and itās awesome. All of the guys that I have found so far have amazing profiles like they really care about their first impression BC THEY HAVE TO if they want a chance with anyone. They have good jobs, exciting hobbies and they purposely list all the best things about themselves knowing that they have to compete with other great bc the woman have to choose them. Itās the best experience Iāve ever had and these guys are the real deal. And I feel like Iām allowed to have a standard again.
Thebestatreviewing69 - Run by ideologues
I got banned for stating in a polite way that I prefer women who are fit. I said this in this exact way, and apparently preferring women who are the size they are supposed to be is a ban-worthy offense. It is apparently not a problem whatsoever for women to post height requirements. Disgusting double standard. You can exercise, you canāt get taller. Sexist app with terrible admins. Update: Stated that their team investigates cases, which might be true, however, they also said they do not ban people arbitrarily. If you are not banning every woman who has a height requirement you should not be banning any man with a weight threshold. The response to this review is a joke, and upon contacting their support team they only refer you to their rules. When you realize you did nothing wrong, they say they will have someone look at your case and tell you what rule you violated or correct the mistake, but I have yet to receive word on either. Where is the support, bumble? I was a paying customer at one point and would be again if this ridiculous garbage didnāt happen. Look how many reviews are because of people being banned for: asking someone their gender, stating a weight preference, asking someone if they are trans, etc. They are all men. It is very clear that the bumble team is not at all being fair or impartial.
Chachichacharoo - Was blocked for NO reason
Iāve had this app for years. At times Iāve even paid for premium subscriptions, and all in all, itās my āfavoriteā as far as ease of use, response from matches and overall connections that Iāve made. I have connections in other towns, going back years- that I reach out to when traveling, and we meet up for dinner & drinks, hikes, any adventure really. Well yesterday I was in the middle of a conversation with a man and out of no where, was signed out of the app. I had to go through a verification process to get back in, but was given a screen that told me I had been blocked. Something about āseveral complaintsā of me selling something!?!? Thatās absolutely not true and if someone has (falsely) reported me for such things, itās just some lowlife scammer upset that Iām not responsive to his sob story about being āstationed in Afghanistan on a peacekeeping mission while widowed and left with 2 young gorgeous children and a German Shepherd, just looking for a Mum to love themā. So just like that, I lose all of my connections and am locked out of my account with no recourse? Is there no way to appeal this? Iām not now or ever selling anything here, or anywhere else for that matter. There needs to be a better way, Bumble.
C;)$&&'n - Bumble will steal your money
Thatās right.. Bumble has stolen money from me TWICEā¦ but because they have a no refund policy itās totally legal. I have been kicked off the app twice now. The first time was several months ago after using it for about a week. I didnāt meet up with anyone nor have an opportunity to go on a date with anyone. One morning I went to check the app and I could not get in. I tried multiple times to log in and nothing. I reached out to customer support and nothing. I decided to move on and just forget about it thinking it was just a glitch. I decided to try to create another profile this week. I was able to create a profile and as soon as I paid, I was kicked out of the app again. I literally downloaded the app a day ago and was kicked off. My theory is that someone saw my profile, who knows me, but doesnāt like me and they reported me. Whatever the case, it makes me wonder how much money this company has stolen from others in a similar manner? Iām currently still working to get my money back. I would think Bumble could investigate my brief history using the app to confirm whether I had done anything that would warrant being removed and or at least provide a refund since I hadnāt used the app for very long. An explanation would be nice too.
Allinxn - Bumble Hates it's Free Users
I used to enjoy using Bumble (as much as one can enjoy dating apps), but I refused to spend the amount required for the premium/boosted memberships. With the free version, I could swipe to my heart's content and take advantage of the two free advanced filters. This was especially important to me because I am looking for someone who wants to be in a relationship and matches my political beliefs. However, with the recent update, all the enjoyable features have been blocked by the paywall now. I didn't mind the ads or the fact that I couldn't see who liked me. But now, I cannot use my advanced filters. Worst of all, I can only swipe on a limited amount of people on the app (if you use up all your "swipes" in date mode, it affects BFF mode too). Now I'm prompted to wait until tomorrow to even look at ("connect with") more people. This service is slowly turning into other dating services that I refuse to use because they are pointless unless you pay for membership. Part of Bumble's mission statement claims that it wants to create empowering connection in love, but limits those possible connections from who cannot afford the exorbitant cost of membership. Please Bumble - return the aforementioned features to your free users, or you will lose many more users than you gain.
Thispartylookswack - BEWARE OF FLAKES, INSECURITIES , & USERS!!!
So this app is not what it used to be. I got this app when it first came out since I was hearing it was a platform more serious then Tinder at the time. I used it for awhile and I had some decent luck. I took some time off due to meeting someone in person and after 5 years I eventually made my way back. Since Iāve been back itās been a horrible experience. I constantly get a lot of likes but they just sit in the Q until they expire with no way of engaging the person. I honestly think itās for
Insecure women to feel good about themselves without the commitmentš Iāve had a couple conversations (With no indication of it going badly) leave off on a planned date for the night and by the next morning they are gone from the platform. The few dates that have gone thru had me running all over the place paying getting the tab just to tell me the next day their not looking for anything, they donāt want anything to do with me, or Iām not the one. So after much self-reflection and being a pretty self-aware human I can honestly say I was a gentleman and did nothing out of context. Which brings me to the conclusion that this app is filled with insecure, scammy, and users. I would personally recommend Hinge or even Tinder is better then the experience I had on this one.
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Aln0 - Be careful about the trial subscription
Edit: I did get it touch with support and they claimed it was an issue with Apple wrongly identifying me as having accessed a trial. I had to message Apple for a refund. I was lucky to get one from Apple after that because their default process for giving a refund was claiming I was ineligible for one.
The problem: For some reason despite being new to bumble and never having accepted a trial offer on Bumble, or even it's related apps (yes I did read the fine print), I was still charged for $66 for a 14 day trial. The fine print clearly stated the charge would only be made after the 14 days if I'd never been on one.
IiNetter - Could there be a messaging bug?
Iām wondering whether there could be a bug in the messaging functionality? Iāve encountered a couple of situations where my match doesnāt respond to one of my messages and then, about a week later, they unmatch me. While the first reason one might think of that explains this is that Iāve said something that wasnāt appreciated, which Iām confident is not the case, or theyāve simply lost interest and moved on, which I hope isnāt the case. In either case, why would my match wait about a week before unmatching me, itās almost as if they were waiting for something e.g. a reply from me? My most recent such experience was only two messages after the match, one message each within the first 24 hours of matching, and we were deciding on where to meet. I had suggested a location that I thought was convenient for my match as it was located in the same suburb that Bumble indicated she was located. I kept checking for messages in Bumble every couple of days for the week that followed in case the push notification related to her reply wasnāt received by my phone but she never replied and, about a week after I had replied, we were no longer matched. I wonder if she never received my reply or whether I never received her reply.
Womt review unless important - Disappointing app literally stole my money
I have been on Bumble for a long time as a premium account holder often times not even checking it for months but happy to have the roughly 13 dollars deducted from my account monthly. Upon reviewing invoices I noticed that the subscription price has increased on multiple occasions with no notification other than a direct debit (which is not really notifying me on the apps part) nor have I gone for a more expensive package or consented to being charged more. It went up to $33 and for the last 3-4 months has very sneakily charged me nearly 50 dollars!?!
This is absolutely wrong and for a app that does so little to put you in contact with people, even when you are on premium.
Disappointed is a understatement I am very angry and feel robbed. I doubt the developers will do anything to set this right but I advise people, steer well clear of this app. They are only tax collectors and have no interest helping you make connections.
Developers you SHOULD be refunding me a few hundred dollars. You HAVE at least in my opinion conducted business illegally.
DO NOT DOWNLOAD BUMBLE 1/10 beyond disappointed.
Giorgos193 - Donāt pay for subscription
Iāve paid for the premium version, but itās *definitely* not worth the money. Firstly, it doesnāt make any difference whatsoever to the number of matches that you get - if youād like more matches, work on your profile. Secondly, you donāt get what you pay for - for example youāre supposed to get 1 spotlight and 5 SuperSwipes per week, but I donāt seem to get these and certainly they are not cumulative (this information is nowhere). Iāve contacted the support team to enquire, but so far (2 weeks later!) they donāt seem to care. If they see this review, Iām sure they will respond immediately.
My advice to everyone out there: these people survive and can provide this dodgy service because of the subscriptions. If we stopped paying them money and use only the free version, they would certainly reconsider their practices and their app.
And please donāt say ācontact our support teamā Iāve already done this - get your act together! Unless you are happy to refund the subscription (I certainly didnāt get what I paid for) thereās nothing to talk about. Poor service...
LittleSilver - A success for me
This app brought me my current boyfriend.
I downloaded the app after thinking 'eh...just try the app and get in the dating game again'.
Within two days of downloading the app, I matched with someone great. We talked for a few weeks (starting late February) before we went on a date partly due to me heading on a one week trip interstate shortly after we started talking. We kept talking even while I was away and even though I matched with other people before we went on our date, this guy was capturing my attention the most. The question game feature was what I started with and he actually liked the feature and we kept conversing based off these questions.
We went on many dates since the first one in mid March and just over a week ago decided to make our relationship official. We're both so happy that the app helped us find each other.
Yeah, there were occasional glitches where my messages wouldn't send, and some of the premium features (which I did pay for for a month) I feel should also be in the free version like some of the dating preference filters) but I feel so lucky finding someone within a week of getting the app, so it delivered in the sense that it did what it advertised!
Cooroora22 - Glitchy
Still glitchy and apparently updated a week ago and again 19hrs ago š
New updates/layout is extremely glitchy. If I go to view a person who has liked me on the left side of the two columns of likes, it keeps showing me the profile of the person on the right. This is the same if I try to delete the person on the left, the person on the right is deleted. 24 hrs for someone to view and respond to your msg is not long enough. I often will message 5/6 guys who have liked me at the same time and am lucky if I even get one response most of the time. I donāt look at the app daily and I donāt get notifications because they are excessive and annoying. Have spoken to others I know who use this app and have said exactly the same. All dating apps are massively overpriced for what they offer. If you donāt pay you get a heap of ads and limited access and if you do pay, you donāt get the service you paid for either.
Anteck - Online dating doesnāt work for most people
As per the title. If these apps worked there wouldnāt be the same people on them months and years later.
Chatting with someone online strips away all the good things about being with someone in person.
People have become lacklustre and donāt respond.
Women match and then donāt send a message : which makes the app pointless.
Certain types of people stay on these apps whilst most with any sense of self esteem give up. Leaving only the people who seem to either a) be looking for a unicorn and ONLY a unicorn, or b) people who use these apps to distract them themselves from the loneliness of their existence.
Dating apps have really screwed up our society. Instead of social interactions people are assessing others based on heavily filtered photos and self written bios that often donāt really tell you much about a person beyond the surface level stuff.
Do yourself a favour and donāt waste your time. Iāve found I feel better NOT using these apps. That says something. Theyāll only ruin your self esteem and the majority of people using these apps have avoidant attachment issues or stupidly high standards that donāt match what they attract in real life.
Ask yourself : why is this person on here? Why does this person need to get on an app? The answer is different from men to women but a little bit of common sense reveals some poignant answers.
Conviction69 - Good and the bad!!
Good dating app been using it for years, till I couldnāt log in when says continue with Facebook. I have messaged them on the support site that they said to message too which is like Facebook and even on there page as well but still havenāt had anyone get back to me which is annoying, frustrating and just poorly how they canāt get back to me at all this is way Iām putting a 1 star rating now for this!! all I wanna know is why I canāt log back into it?? This is what I said:
Hi there, I canāt login in on your app when it says continue with Facebook when I do that it goes in to the page log in with Facebook then I go continue then it loads then goes back to the start again I have try this about 3 times now I even deleted the app and downloading it again still having the same problem.
Thatās what my do then goes back to the start again when Iām trying to log in with my Facebook!!
Annie1975 - Whatās going on? Beyond disappointed
I paid for a Premium membership.
Spent a fair amount of time writing my profile, posted 6 recent photos, a mix of active, casual and well dressed.
First week I got a couple of profiles from guys who didnāt match my search criteria. Nor was I remotely interested in them. So I swiped left. After that zero profiles were presented.
Contacted customer service about lack of matches, was told to change my search parameters. Whaaat! How can it be that Iām still receiving 0 matches within the 3rd largest capital city in Australia?
My membership expires 30th June 2022. Iāve cancelled the direct debit, and put my profile in āincognitoā mode. Whatās the use of getting my hopes up, checking for profiles when there arenāt any, just the same old āwiden your parametersā or ācheck back laterā.
Occasionally I get push notifications telling me there are matches waiting. I open the app only to read that theyāre just outside my parameters. Bumble are messing with my head. I think they sent me push notifications, because they say they will, but really theyāre just keeping me dangling.
To add insult to injury, Bumble emailed me asking to complete their rating survey. Why would I?
It wouldnāt make a difference anyway.
Somethings wrong with the algorithm, the app and how Bumble operate.
Really, really beyond disappointed.
Keeksgracie - Okay app. Gotten more costly for less though.
I rejoined this week and have to say, The new updates are terrible! The layout, what the even.. As for the paid features, theyāre now a total rip off from the old days.. no 3 free shake ya phone and rewind your mistake of swiping right anymore.. you have to pay for it.
Itās disappointing to see the app try to be more like tinder... Also itās so annoying that some guys match and donāt reply, no matter what type of greeting they get. Itās no wonder women stop making effort with their messages and give a basic āhiā when many of their matches donāt even bother replying in the first place... must just be an ego boost for many. This is coming from girlfriends who use the app too.. while I like that I donāt get harassed with disgusting messages, Unlike tinder, itās off putting to always have to message first and put in effort to what I say and get nothing back lol DONT MATCH IF YOU'RE NOT INTERESTED.
Carleecomm - Good, but dark patterns are not cool
Personally, Iām enjoying the app and I really love that youāve added video chat. Presumably you did that in response to COVID, but it should have always been a feature. Please always keep it. Itās a fantastic way to get a āfirst lookā at someone before you commit to making the effort to dress up nicely and go out.
The reason for my 3-star review is the dark patterns you employ to trick people into buying a subscription when they join. I told 3 friends how great, and free, Bumble is. All 3 of them ended up feeling disappointed and ripped off after stumbling into a subscription and then not being able to find more than ~6 matches. One friend had to expand her search to ALL OF AUSTRALIA to get any matches! She has written to you requesting a refund and I really hope you oblige.
Gonzoguy - Fun but unstable and non specific
The app is good but highly unstable and lacks consistent performance. It crashes regularly when chatting and fails to display pictures completely; it starts to load a pic then stops leaving the user w a blurry image. Skipping this match doesnāt ensure the next one is working correctly.
The profile section doesnāt require much content to begin posting so thereās some very thin profiles, time wasters. The lack of specific geographical locations in a big metropolis is a negative, Iām not keen on long distance. Matches only with a narrow age band are limiting as well.
The fact that woman have to accept your interest is unique and should ensure only interested matches are contacting me (a male), a bit like fishing and hoping they take the bait. Not sure about that, canāt write to share my thoughts until they accept.
Mypreferednicknamewastaken - Doesnāt seem to work
I have had this app for approx 1 week now and I purchased the subscription also. Despite the copious amounts or profiles I have swiped to like, I have had no matches or communication with anyone.
I have downloaded other apps and seem to get plenty of matches and responses all within 48hrs. The second app I got was completely free to use, including messaging each other.
Both times I reported an issue to bumble about the matching and messaging section, they tell me there was a bug and that itās fixed and I should download the new version, however, I was always up to date and there was no newer version to update.
With the one time I had a match on my profile come up, I couldnāt open it and then when I closed and re-opened the app they disappeared.
For the $120, constant ābugsā, and no matches, this app isnāt worth a cent.
Sorry but I just havnt had any indication at all that it works.
I have requested a refund to which got ignored in their response.
I think I will stay with my other app as itās free, has no bugs, and have been getting matches left right and center.
Vikssal - Blocked for no reason - 0 star for me
I have used this app for only 1 week and was talking to few people and i even paid for a weekly boost then cancelled my subscription right after, 2 days later i was BLOCKED saying that i have a fake profile even though all my pictures were clear! Just because i didnāt want to meet a guy or 2 that didnāt catch my attention and they were pathetic about it and decided to report me, doesnāt mean i have a fake profile!
I have contacted the support team who said they investigated this thoroughly (which i think they didnāt) and thought was issued correctly, they said i have breached the Bumble guidelines haha. Iām pretty confident i didnāt nor i had the time to breach any as i barely used it.
Donāt use this app nor pay for any subscriptions as it is the worst app ever and they are only after the money!
CN5000 - This app targets men to make money off subscription fees
After having the app for 1 day, speaking with 2 people, my account was blocked and Iām unable to re-sign or get a response from them. No guidelines need to be violated, you just need to have your profile reported. This could be from a disgruntled ex on the app, someone that doesnāt like the look of you, someone that youāve spoken with in the past and chosen not to pursue. Thereās no warning or opportunity for discourse. They have a standard response saying they review everything however they simply donāt, itās just a cut and paste response used to take money. Once you begin the process they suggest, youāre simply ignored. This is why they canāt provide evidence or show an actual breach of any guidelines . Iām sure thereās some awful people on there but for genuine men, this app isnāt the one for you.
Amyrose-- - Randomly blocked after limited use with no explanation
Used the app on and off and have found it easy to use and a good way to meet people. Restarted using the app after a few weeks dating a member that didnāt work out. Was using the app periodically and only having short āsmall talkā like conversation with a few people. Next minute I was randomly blocked. Asked for a review and received a suspiciously quick ābotā response that didnāt actually respond to the specifics of my email to Support. I am a professional female in my 30s with appropriate photos and profile information. I do not ask people to follow my social media. I donāt sell services or goods. And I certainly donāt talk about anything of a sexual nature. Any issue with my profile or behaviour is clearly vexatious and Bumble Support do not offer a proper review, just copy and paste responses.
Svdgfvuecycefvcwhbcgw - Absolute appalling money hungry
Taking away features which were already free on bumble and still present on rival dating platforms and putting them behind a paywall is greedy . In addition to a swipe limit per day there are like limits per week, the worst thing is that youāre able to run out of likes within the first couple days meaning you have to wait a week to start liking again. This goes against the point of bumble where you are required to respond within 24 hrs, hence discouraging users from going on the platform daily.
They claim itās to reduce the number of unthoughtful likes, however, if that really was the case they wouldnāt allow an option for you to pay for more likes.
This is specifically aimed toward men and disadvantaging them as women are more likely to receive more likes and due to a higher proportion of men vs women on dating apps this allows women to have their choice without affecting their matches whilst drastically reducing the number of potential matches for men as with each swipe they are less likely to receive a match.
This is an extremely sexist tactic which either forces men to pay up the cash or become extremely handicapped with potential matches whilst women remain mostly unaffected.
Fire_starta - Bumble review
Iām not liking how I match with someone, message, and hardly any matches message back.
I miss notifications of new matches often. They donāt show up sometimes until theyāve disappeared, out of time. Maybe thatās part of the reason others miss messages.
Sometimes Iāll get a notification I have a match and when in the app there is none there.
Also 24 hours is not long enough to message or respond first. Most people goo on the app at a similar time each day. If I go on at 10pm one day. Have a match straight after. Donāt message because of the late hour. Forget the next day. And then by the time I go on the next day, if Iām later than 10pm, Iāve missed the match.
Make it 48hrs please.
Little-Fury - This app ISNāT free?
Im confused. This app is free to install and is free to use. This is a free dating app. However, you have to pay an absurdly large amount just to get with people?
So to start talking with people, both of you need to swipe right on one another. If you swipe first, theyāll see and then have to swipe. Im assuming the other has to deal with this if you swipe first, but if your other swipes first, theyāll appear for you, but are blurred and you canāt swipe them. As a matter of fact, you canāt do anything, unless you pay an uncomfortable amount for a subscription.
Thatās what I donāt like about programs that are free. In the long run, theyāre more expensive then a program youād have to pay for. Please stop saying itās free when it isnāt.
Slamoo - Average.
It seems like itās a user-friendly and well presented app. Though, as soon as I signed up for the boost free-trial, it appears that nothing changed in what I was able to access. There was no ability to see who had swiped right in a section that seemed like it wasnāt even there, even after reading the FAQ section, it was describing something that isnāt in the app that I could find.
You can also tell that the app withholds matches so you canāt access them all at the one time... making you come back the next day. This isnāt exactly trying to find you a match, just making you stick around and hoping youāll open your wallets for extra features.
I kinda figured online dating wasnāt going to be for me.
Best of luck to the rest of you. š
MenacingG - Donāt waste your time or low your self esteem.
Had Bumble and a few other dating apps for multiple years but bumble is the only one where I hardly get any matches. At the start of the year thought might as well try their bumble lifetime premium membership and made no difference, have used spotlight multiple times but doesnāt make a difference. Have had female friends review my dating profile and they said itās pretty good so nothing wrong with what Iāve uploaded. Would like to add that Iām good/decent looking from what friends/strangers have told me so I doubt itās looks so itās got to be bumbles algorithm. Lastly the rare ones that I would match with once a month would chat for a while but would stop after a few messages. You got better chances using anything else.
Gahan33 - Updates deletes all matches
Twice I have been prompted to update the app and after doing so all matches and conversations were gone. They have the worst customer service team who do not read your emails properly and refuse to acknowledge thereās a glitch. They just keep sending the same standardised, patronising reply, saying āunfortunately you were unmatched. Donāt worry, thereās plenty more out there. Happy bumblingā. When youāre on the app in the middle of the night and see 9 matches, do a quick update and go straight back in and all 9 have disappeared..I highly doubt they were all awake at this time and unmatched me at the exact same second in time!! I was just in the middle of arranging a date and now the app is forcing another update..
Rockdynasty03 - App not letting me login
So this problem started 3 days ago right before i updated my app my app logs me out of my account on its own and doesnāt let me log back in even after updating the app. I had a few people i was talking to there and had more than 50 likes pending on my profile and suddenly i couldnāt log into my account. So i sent an email to your support, i got no response whatsoever again so i created a new account from scratch, and now i got logged out of my new account on its own!!!!!!! I canāt log in to my previous account which was linked to Facebook and now the new account to which is linked to my apple ID and phone number. Guys you need to help me get my account backkk!!
Haydos93 - Long Messaging
Love the app, breaking social norms is a step in the right direction for modern dating.
When writing longer messages, Itās impossible to scroll back up the chat to see what the other person has written. Writing long messages can be hard when you canāt remember what the other person has said. Itās better if you can still have a long message written out in the text box, but also be able to collapse the message and scroll back up through the chat to read what has already been written.
Mig c - Beware the sting of the bumble and scam offers
I would prefer to give this no stars even -2 because I have been ripped off by this exorbitant app and then heard absolutely nothing in response to my numerous attempts to make contact with its people...essentially I was offered a āfree two week subscription trialā only to discover that bumble had gone right ahead and billed me close to $70 for a 3 month sign up.. emailed, hit the support option and I only hope that apple will see fit to refund me..
Bottom line: swipe left and go back to tinder folks !!!
Update: six months later Iām told that itās because Iāve already used the trial up... oh my god why even bother insulting me with that?!? It was the first and only tome I ever accepted an offer bumble has made.. Iām on it less and less and this development team need a training bra...
Leamfarrar - Feeling Like A Waste Of Time
Nothing but swiping for two months and all I get is one person who chats for maybe ten minutes then nothing for a week before the match disappears. At least set a feature so when you unmatch someone it sends a message and maybe a reason so people don't feel ghosted. There is also no way to know when the person was last on the app so you have no idea if you are swiping someone who uses the app or has already deleted it so more wasting time. Add something that says when the person last logged into the app or delete profiles that have been dormant for long periods of time. This is the second time I have used this app and it's getting beyond a joke. For people who are trying to find someone, it make it seem like ghosting, more than a dating app.
Whocarezanway - Negative 10
THIS IS JUST A WARNING FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT TO SUBSCRIBE.. donāt waste your hard earned money.. on these pathetic imbeciles.. Pathetic ā¦ sexism at its best. I have tried to create a app numerous time, and for unknown reason they keep banning me. Now I would understand, if I was Gable Tostee, who killed someone through these apps. I could understand.. I canāt even create a profile.. so how are they thinking that Iām going to be an issue ā¦ Its also pathetic how they can take your money, to pay for a subscription, but yet they ban you as soon as your $$$ is debited from your account. ***This is not a rant that I canāt get on, personally I think āHingeā is way better.. This is just a warning for people who pay for subscription ā¦
I bet you would be too gutless to post this on app store too
Sadtimesindeed - Blocked with no recourse
I had paid for the premium and actually had the app turned to snooze mode because I was about to delete it.
I was still talking to a few really nice people that I was getting along with great and then suddenly blocked from the app. $200 gone and I guess what could be from only be one or two girls who were upset I didnāt want to see them again or a x wife with a report button.
If you get this app donāt get premium because if a girl doesnāt like you and hits report...good bye money!
Mb261581 - Iām so Happy!
I met my girlfriend of 5 months on Bumble and sheās awesome! Iām obviously satisfied with the app. It provided useful tools to advertise myself and filter prospective partners until I found my perfect match.
I was hesitant to use the service because I like making the first move, but my girlfriend said she liked that feature because it eliminated the possibility of creepy guys texting her seedy messages.
My favourite features were the filters and the verification. Iām a Christian, keen on dating someone with a similar background to me so having a religious filter mattered to me. I wasnāt after a bot or a catfish, so knowing that the person I was messaging resembled her picture was another win for Bumble.
I couldnāt be more pleased with the outcome of using this service and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a long-term, romantic relationship. Iāve already directed several singles towards the app š
Glass half what now? - Good in way yet...
Based on today (12 Jan 2021), bumbleās gimmick / imagery like Hollywood in its many manifestations is selling the idea that the only mixed race dichotomy worth anyoneās time is white and black (usually a sophisticated black man and a white woman, sophistication being the manās signifier which speaks of class interests etc, interesting how you never see a drab black man, and whiteness in itself, all that is needed some would say, being hers). This is problematic and fairly sinister as these supposed prominent successes (an advertiserās wet dream really as they are able to sell their product with the implicit Tagline being that their product has managed to quell societyās great ill ā racism!) mask structural everyday real inequalities as it bounds us to very limited social parameters ....Apart from that Bumbleās alright I guess!
_soph99_ - Bumble BFF is great
I use it for the bumble bff section. I have struggled with making girl friends in the past. On this app, there is a wide range of girls to meet but a lot of them say they want to meet up and then they never make an effort or stop talking. It has been a struggle but just over a month ago, I met this girl and we hang out all the time now and I am happy to call her my best friend. We are so close for the short time we have known one another and I feel like I have known her for years, I am so happy for this app for bringing us together. Definitely would recommend giving it a try
Riengito - :( people match but no one chats
Bumble show matches but they donāt show the other party that they have matched lol. So many people match, not a single person messaging? Really? The owner was kicked from tinder now she is making money here lol made in Russia lol...got response from the developer THAT I SHOULD HAVE MORE INFORMATION ON MY PROFILE LOL are you guys on drugs? Did you even understand what i said? I am saying bumble don't show the other person that you liked them lol. Same person matched on pof, and said they never got to see my like on bumble lol
GothVamp22 - Good app but I have a few issues with it
I personally like this app, however I have a few issues with it.
Issue one: You need to pay to see who likes you. Issue two: You need to pay to re-do matches. Issue three: Matches can get expired. Issue four: You have 24 hours to get a reply from your match before it expires. Issue five: Not many people on it nor is many people that reply after you start talking to them and get the match going.
Other than these five issues, I think itās a pretty good app, but I think it would be a whole lot better if these issues get changed
Cyclelynx - Paid but didnāt receive.
Bumble is such a nice clean, easy to navigate app. And as such, it was easy to accept the 14 day free trial.
After a break, I retuned to Bumble and, through the subscriptions tab in my Apple id, I purchased a 1 month membership on Jan 7. Itās now Jan 11 and I still have not had the membership benefits applied to my app (only seeing the free version).
I sent a screenshot of my purchase history, showing the transaction, however Bumble have responded to my query, requesting an iTunes receipt - which I did not receive.
Ive also got in touch with iTunes on Jan 7. I received a āweāre looking into itā response on Jan 9. And Iāve heard nothing since.
So for the sake of the price of a one month membership - I give up.
Itās so disappointing that an ever increasing number of entities are getting away with not delivering what youāve paid for. The hidden recurring charges, the fine print, the difficulty experienced when simply trying to talk to someone. And yet, the process to take your money seems incredibly seamless.
JulzVegas - Was good.
Since the removal of so many features for free users, this app has gone downhill.
First it was the removal of the ābackā feature where if you accidentally said no you could go back and change your selection.
Now theyāve removed the advanced filters from free users. This was a key feature and was great for narrowing down results.
So now you get even less than other well known crappy dating sites. Bumble used to be good and unique. Now itās no better than any other dating app. I upgraded to a paid subscription for 1 month and it did not afford me any extra matches or anything useful that I could not get as a free user.
Now theyāre pushing the premium subscription to get basic search functions.
IAM SOMEONE - Pathetic
Technical issues all the time. Taking money when for no reason a number of times and having me purchased boost and premium upgrades when these upgrades should already be active. Then spending and wasting my entire night three hours trying to sort this mess out. I try to contact the apps developers and after filling in all the relevant fields I try to submit the application technical issues Iām asked to fill and repeat the captcha when after at least 50 attempts with it kept asking me to fill in again and again as a new captcha continued and kept appearing each time. Talk about an infuriating unnecessary process that should not of happened in the beginning
Delta's beautiful - Getting Worse With Every Update
Started as an ok app! But each update just seems to make the system run slower and more clunky. Constantly getting the same people popping up which is annoying, once you say no once they should disappear for at least a little while.
Also getting a tonne of notifications but when I open the app, nothing loads and every page is blank. (Iām using 4G and have no internet connections with any other app).
And now theyāve started emailing me like every half an hour to say Iām āgenerating a buzzā or something but thereās no opt out of emails option! If Iām really doing that well for business then contact me directly and we can work out a deal lol.
Text Rambler - re the app my rant
so much texting .. gruelling vetting process.
i understand itās important for a woman to know as much as posā about someone before meeting for a coffee or even talking on the phone but, text really is so impersonal and rather clunky .. and iām kinda witty, reasonably sharp... i think i engage, honest and keep it light, ask a lot of good questions.. i donāt know, think ill stick to old fashioned face to face .. seems to be a lot of middle aged women that just want a bit of a chat .. fair enough i guess ?
anywho, i aināt texting back and forth for an hour anymore .. rather go for a run ..
Iām really fit, a professional, mid 50ās kids out on their own.. iād like to actually meet some one .. in person and have an actual conversation .. i think iāve missed something ?
Simon_from_Oz - Nothing special but different demographic
The reason to use this app is that it has a lot of people who "gave up on tinder."
But it's no better than tinder. Just a different color scheme. And that's fine
The "women write first" shtick is utter BS. It's not empowering to women. It's the opposite. Many women I spoke to found it humiliating (as they get a high number of unmatches after writing. Because men don't filter before swiping). This makes Bumble worse than tinder for many women. And the opening lines women do use are so bad - these same women would never reply to a man using the same line on tinder
All in all it's a solid dating app. The userbase is quite large in Australia, but poor in a lot of other countries I travelled to where tinder was better. There's no reason at all to pay for extra features in the app (again unlike tinder which has an excellent Passport feature).
Conclusion: use it but don't believe the hype
Emvassss - Great app but the updated layout is annoying
I find that scrolling through the profile is a lot easier than tapping each time you want to see a different photo. I had the update previously and stopped using the app because of that, then somehow it went back to scrolling so I started using it again. I just did an update and again it back to tapping to see photos. Is there anyway to change it back?
Blueberries_smoothie - Regression in recent month
When I installed the app, I could see all details or put longer review of myself than 2 sentences. Now not only I can see only very limited details but often just selected at random. Today even height is not provided in cm but in inches. Navigation is not intuitive (for example now you tap on person pages, but when you view IG, you have to swipe left - once or twice instead of swiping left on IG photo app took it as tap and swipe left to pass on a person š).
Chat part is very good, tried video call once or twice and it was fine but the rest keeps getting worse each day.
K.M.F1991 - Itās good though maybe add ice breaker convo option
I like the fact that it creates a safe environment for women allowing them the choice to choose who they talk to though I feel that maybe with the whole 24hrs for them to reply maybe allow pre written conversation starters for guys to use to help try to start up the convo some women can find having to make the first convo very stressful so maybe add ice breaker convos to start up a convo rather then 24 hrs and bang some female friends I know have kicked themselves simply because they got anxious or nervous about what to say so it might help in some circumstances
Dankfarrier - Best dating app
People are serious about what they want. App is woke and the people behind it are cool cats! It empowers women and makes sure men know that they need to earn their female partner. I think bumble is way better than the other sleazy dating apps. This is an app I would encourage my own duaghter to use as it is safe and makes sure women are in control.
The lifetime membership is cheaper than any other dating site.
I have never had any issues with this app as it is always updated in a timely fashion if issues arise.
Fat Loui - Meh.
Bumble wonāt pick up my location so Iām just stuck with a āsorry canāt find your locationā page.
Can the word count be higher? Itās too short by 100 words.
Also why canāt there be an option to have guys not message/do message first? Itās really annoying and sexist. Whatās wrong with guys messaging first? Or is that just because Iām not paying for it? Either way I find it really irritating.
I find Bumble a little restrictive.
Potential to be a really great app though.
Rabbit73au - Paid but still locked out
I paid than it too me a couple of days to get In by contacting support than at the time of writing this I have a week before my paid subscription runs out and they are asking me to upgrade my account not good when you they only give you a certain time to respond to people if this issue isnāt fixed I will be getting rid of Bumble and telling everyone about this issue I will be getting off Bumble after this subscription runs out because when you the time I have sorted it out by slow back and forth by contacting support I am robbed of a couple of days they wonāt extend
And now I was charged after I canceled my subscription I will be canceling my bumble all together
VP1996Syd - Problem getting matches and Messages
I have been using bumble for past 2 weeks. I got premium subscription to get my profile boosted to get more matches. So far i got 2 matches and couldnāt sending them a text because of Bumble policy. As i was buying subscription they mentioned that i will get 5 super like and 1 Boost each week. Didnāt get any of that this week. I would like to suggest that update some of your policies and make people to send text to their matches. Because i came across multiple accounts where females say text first. Maybe they donāt know that Bumble has policy where Males canāt send text. Probably there must be a misunderstanding going on in females.
SallyPreston16373828 - Good concept but fails
We all loved it when it came out, but over time the guys on there seem to treat it as an ego boost to get messages and only reply to 10% of them. Lots of matches though, but a bit pointless as communication rarely ensues.
Each party should be able to engage in conversation first. Once matched itās clear both are keen to chat. There should at least be an option to invite them to start the chat.
Every single female friend I have has stopped using Bumble because of the wasted energy in having to write the first msg EVERY time and it rarely being answered, not a fun experience.
Shame as thereās a decent crowd on there and the interface is great.
K0udj0 - There is an Issue
The intentions of the app to give power to women in terms of who gets to initiate conversation is a fine idea.
But, it raises an issue in which women arenāt likely to initiate conversation on dating apps in the first place.
Iāve had matches that went no where because nothing was said by girl (I chalk it up to them making errors in swiping right), but it does show a failure that occurs with this app.
Giving women the sole power to initiate first work out for most people in the end because most matches up being for not.
The BFF section of this app though is great.
Not worth it2 - Donāt bother
If youāre looking for friendships, donāt bother with bumblebee. Whenever I check thereās either NO ONE or only one or two users within my search range, which Iāve had to broaden 3 times. When I addressed this this bumblebee they have me a meek generic reply which more or less suggested to broaden my search, which would mean Iām searching for friends over 100km away or 15 years younger or older than me.
Nicolewashere84 - All Value Lost
Used to be a great app but no longer is as they removed the feature that made it valuable to a lot of women, on top of making a number of features paid and on higher paid tiers over time. The change of paid features I was willing to accept, but removing the āKidsā feature is a dealbreaker and now the app is no better than Tinder without it. The feature was optional so Iām at a loss why they would remove it for everyone when so many people valued the setting as the appās key point of difference. No longer my app of choice without being able to browse by the demographic of men that was most important to me.
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Ano123321 - Bumble scam
I 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 itās a mistake and something that can be reversed, pleased respond as this is a ridiculous cost to unexpectedly pay.
Emcat09 - 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. Iād rather just get notifications 1. When I have a match and 2. When I have a new msg. Thatās it. Eliminate the rest! Otherwise fun app
Ania.vinsa - Wont recommend for women
TLDR 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.
Lilpigpig - Remove the still interested/ archive push notification feature
Used to be a good app until they added this āstill into this personā mid chat and if you hit continue you have to wait 24 hours for them to hit the still interested button even after youāve both matched and have been talking. It ruins conversations and is just stupid š
Illmatics - Girls clearly miss the point of this app
Not trying to sound like a mad man or anything like that but, ladies... yāall know the point of Bumble is that YOU make the first move? Why am I still seeing bios that have āmsg me first cuz Iām ātoo shyāā? If youāre ātoo shyā 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 doesnāt require the girls to make the first move š also, this is specifically for the Bumble devs, quit sending me notifications talkin bout āIn the matter of seconds...ā blah blah āsomeone likes you, open the app to see whoā or whatever and when I open the app, thereās literally nothing in the Beeline š donāt give us that false info/hope. Donāt lie in your push notifications. Lastly, yāall 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 Tinderās book and make one month worth 20 dollars or something š You can do better than this, Bumble. You should also consider allowing men to have some free chats to upon matching to relieve these āshyā girls from having to message first.
DanniR91 - 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. Iām being PUNISHED because of their greed.
Sara_s77 - Filter
We should be able to use a filter to narrow down results. For example if I donāt want anyone who drinks or smokes Iād like to see only those people. Id also like to filter by ethnicity.
BethAwas - JUSTICE FOR LAUREN
A black woman died after being seen last with her bumble date. This app is obviously not safe for you ladies. It doesnāt care about your safety. Obviously they donāt control the people on there but at least acknowledge and support the investigation.
PaytonVL - Thereās better dating apps.
Iāve 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 wouldnāt have issues adjusting the photo size so the quality is still there.
- Iāve had more matches in a day on other dating sites than Iāve 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 donāt 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 youāre no longer allowed. Very frustrating.
- thereās no options for not knowing if you even want children, you either want them or you have them. Itās 2021 guys.
- the pricing theyāre asking people to pay isnāt even worth it. There is no benefit to you or the people youāre 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.
Mcanthony108 - Be careful with āfree trialā
Itās 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 isnāt free. You will be charged for 6 months of service. Thankfully I was able to get mine refunded by Apple.
Wrongfully convicted - Accused
I 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 couldnāt tell me and that decisions were final, I then asked for an apology for their allegations, I was told I wouldnāt recieve any. Here I am to tell my story in their review so future users can be aware of this nonsense.
PBQuattro - Bot-Friendly
Same old, same old. Standard dating app that uses bots to try and get you to subscribe responding to made up profiles.
Trentusdementus - Avoid this app.
Itās a pay wall app. Swiping is free, everything else must be paid for.
Yeah, the āsupport teamā auto response, right?
Wealth simple is a joke - I wonāt spend another dollar on this greedy project
You 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 wonāt be spending another dollar.
You guys are already making a killing and if youāre greedy enough to make the app unenjoyable for its users You donāt deserve another penny.
You deserve no stars.
Italiano198 - App lies to your face
The app literally gave me a notification saying someone liked me and of course i check and theres no like. Done that more than once
Aristrocat82 - You canāt zoom In on the pics anymore? Wtf
Canāt zoom in no more, change that back
P117 - Donāt dare lose weight while using bumble!
I recently lost 125 pounds and now my Bumble pictures donāt look like my verification picture because, you guessed it, losing 125 pounds makes you look a very different. Apparently the moderators at Bumble canāt 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.
IG is babyygurllyy - Age
They say itās for 17+ but they blocked my account and said itās for people 18 and older....
Marc the LOL - Swipe automatically
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
Gillespie1993 - Waste of timeā
Iām on bumble every day! I swipe right on everyone.... I get zero matches š and if Iām lucky to get one match every 6 months they donāt talkā you need a revamp make it more worth it for woman to join bumble
Thefrich - Perte de temps solide
Je ne suggĆØre absolument pas lāapplication, je suis en mauricie et cāest beau dire quāils y a des femmes qui sāinscrivent.
Jāai reĆ§u plus de match possible avec des amĆ©ricaines!? Le niveau dāactivitĆ©s fĆ©minines semble quasi-inexistent. Mais semblerait-il Ć ce que jāai remarquĆ©, une tonnnnnneeeee de femmes mais solidement plantĆ©es!?.. du genre, vraiment trop beau pour ĆŖtre vrai. Elles ont tous une scolaritĆ©s de haut niveau.. genre je māexcuse mais si je vais Ć lāuniversitĆ© Mc gill.. je vois mĆŖme pas lāintĆ©rĆŖt de māinscrire Ć une application de rencontres.. on sāentend que ta juste Ć regarder autour de toi!!?.. je me suis intĆ©ressĆ© Ć lāapplication par manque dāoccasion donc Ć cause que je ne vois pas bcp de gens dans mon quotidien.. vos profiles semblent complĆØtement fake et non plausibles.. tant quāĆ Ć§a.. je crois que Tinder est clairement plus plausible et rĆ©aliste que Bumbleā¦ cāest nāimporte quoi
Sleekcappy - A second review of cards would be nice.
Once you start swiping left, thatās it. Youāll never be able to see those cards again. It would be nice to have a second view of the cards for people such as myself that may have missed out on opportunities while trying to discover exactly how the app works. Disappointing in that regards. Love that the women make the first move.
Yogibhogi - Scam
Itās 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.
Kmh0526 - False advertising
You advertise itās free but once you get I you need to pay in order to see your matches!!! Super disappointed!!!
Hc1997 - Too many notifications
Bumble 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
Tymeh - Meh
So many woman just using this for Instagram followers
Em123456543444 - Awful after new update Aug 2020
The 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 donāt 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 youāve updated to the interface
IONPELE - Garbage Interface
Why can we not scroll through a profile anymore? How is tapping to changes pages any better? Itās 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 arenāt positioned in the exact centre of the frame.
I guess Bumble is making changes just to stay relevant. Roll back to the previous design.
Who_Am_eYe - Waste of time
Does this app work for ethnic guys cause holy Iāve 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.
B_fn_c - Tinder lite
Took 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.
Bumblegettingworse - Went from 5 stars to 2 quick
App 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
Naryn - Removed backtracks
Was 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. š¤·āāļø
Developers response is to say itās 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....
Hdssyvvxswhin - Archive the conversation?
This whole āarchive or continue the conversationā 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!
Love90210 - Confused
You were able to see who liked you now all of a sudden you have to pay for itā¦
Work love laugh - Meeting up
I havenāt met anyone
RaisaDemidova - 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 Iām no perfect ten, but really? Thereās no hope š
Jagermeister56 - Trash app
You canāt filter what you donāt want.
Tonino safety guy - GPS location being displayed !?
Gps location setup should NOT displayed for security reasons. We should have the ability to turn it off as standard feature
PeacefulxDemise - Cash grab
This app is faaaaaar too expensive for something that you potentially get absolutely nothing from
Sku76 - 24 hrs is not enough time
Update: $52 for one month??? Get over yourself bumble!
Itās easy if youāre a busy person with a grown up life to miss that 24 hr window. It needs to be longer. It would be nice to see a list of all the people you haves liked instead of their faces disappearing forever and you have to hope they like you at some pointā¦ and you see that like in 24 hrs even when you like them weeks ago. I also didnāt realize that men are weak and lazy and just swipe right on everyone and wait to see who likes them back so then they can pick and choose who they want from that. Doesnāt really remove the sexism. We get a āmatchā, take the big step to make the first move, and then get zero reply. I just did a test. 9 matches, they were supposedly into me first, sent out 9 messages. ZERO REPLIES. Remember, they liked me first to get that match. WASTE OF TIME. Iām going back to meeting someone at the beach or a coffee shop. Come find me!
Ebert4apps - Apparently dating is only for wealthy people
While I realize core features are free to use, the app prioritizes those who payā¦ and letās face it, $50/month is only for wealthy individuals. This is effectively discriminatory.
Sea92310 - Huge money grab
They recently updated the app where I canāt even use one single filter unless I pay for premium. I literally only apply one filter and thatās only to look for men who are Jewish. $51.99 for one month?! Absolutely disgusting. Now I canāt even filter except for age or distance, whatās the point of using this app anymore? So disappointed.
Reelgirl1313 - Not free at all!!
I cannot see who liked me without subscribing to a plan with prices that are INSANE!! You lied! You said it was free.
Geek1ng - Adult
My profile was deleted for being āunderageā despite the fact that Iām an adult. Iām literally 19.
Anna_kimbarie - Better distance option
Hi! I really enjoy bumble, BUT, it needs better options for distance. Thereās either up to 160km away, or the entire country. Somewhere in between would be nice.
Srevlic - Typical love for money app
Payments for top tier services are way too expensive
Zackuuugvh - Change back to the way profiles looked before
I donāt know why you guys would throw massive white borders around everyoneās pictures, it just looks so silly. Who in their right mind thought it would be a good idea to show users 40% of users pictures and fill profiles with a bunch of white empty space
Jake202020200202 - Unreal
You took away the amount of likes š
Being a billionaire wasnāt enough
Money hungry much lol
Vineet Gill - Very unethical business policy
I deleted my account with Bumble and didnāt realize I have to unsubscribe to the app for payments as well. I thought deleting the account will do that. But they charged me very next day. I tried contacting the customer care which by the way is difficult to find on the app. They flatly said we cannot refund it as this is against our terms and conditions. So you can let the person delete the account but you still want to charge them and decline to refund. I am never going to use this app ever again. Itās not just about money, but you cannot run a business without ethics.
Ma it - Cash grab
Been on bumble for a year and got 3 machs and no conversation, and when I connected support it was a auto generation response
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