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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, it’s 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 isn’t necessary. It is also very easy to update your profile as you learn what seems to be working and maybe what isn’t. 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 isn’t perfect but no dating app is. Happy Bumbling
4kidmom - Ok- but with a fundamental flaw
While it is “empowering” for women to make the first move, this app makes it hard to establish a legitimate relationship. It requires location services to be continually on (this makes me believe Bumble wants to spy on users because it’s not required on other sites) and as a result, you get tons of likes from people who live nowhere near you. I have settings on to match with men within a 90 mile radius, but am inundated with people who are just visiting my city. This is a colossal waste of my time! I don’t want to scroll through hundreds of people who don’t even live in my state and are just looking for a hookup. When I travel, I have to remember to turn off my location so I’m not swarmed with likes from people across the country. This flaw makes Bumble substandard to other sites like Hinge, where a user sets the city he or she lives in and chooses a radius. At least on Hinge I can view matches and have conversations and dates with local people. If Bumble wants to be known as more than a hookup app, this needs to change. I’m not a fan of allowing an app constant access to my location, and the time wasted scrolling through visitors is making me want to delete it very soon. Fix this flaw, Bumble, and women will stick around longer. While some women may be fine with finding hookups, many are not. If this app really wants to empower women then give us the choice to opt out of such nonsense. We’re too busy!
thetahmas - I met my fiancée because of this app!
I'm so grateful for this app! I just proposed to my girlfriend last week and she said yes! It's all because of this app! Our paths probably never would have crossed if it wasn't for this app. She is a virtual teacher with two kids that lives an hour and 15 minutes away from me. I saw that our interests were very similar and she was super cute so I swiped right! She started the conversation and the rest is history.
I've tried the other dating apps like Tinder, Hinge, and Plenty of Fish. I didn't meet any quality matches on Tinder. I was looking for a serious relationship and it looked like Tinder was mostly for hook ups. Hinge seemed promising, but Bumble was the real winner!
Make no mistake, our match didn't come easily. We were both beginning to lose hope with the dating apps and had been using them for about six months or more. I decided to use the premium feature on Bumble and I'm glad I did because I was able to see that she swiped right on me first :-) Who knows if I would have kept an open mind about meeting someone an hour and 15 minutes away if it wasn't for seeing my matches with the premium feature. Anyways, I just want to say thank you to Bumble! You've changed my life for the better! I'm sure God had his hand in it, too ;-)
nichole094 - Can’t believe it.
After using may different platforms with no luck I had a friend push me to download this app on a drunken night filled with wine, snacks, Netflix and tears.
I matched with guys and conversations fizzled out. He ghosted- I ghosted. I went on a few dates with different guys and sometimes the same guy a few separate times..but nothing every worked. Either the chemistry was off, we didn’t vibe, etc.
UNTIL. I met the love of my life (cliché) haha. But in all seriousness- we met up at an ice cream shop, one of his friends also pushed him to download the app. He went through the same grueling process of trying to date.
Fast forward to now, we just bought a house together and are talking about engagement rings and kiddos. This guy is amazing and I’m so thankful for drunken nights with friends who push you out of your comfort zone.
If you’re reading this please don’t stop trying. We’ve all had failed dates- have been ghosted numerous times and met the occasional jerk. If I gave up I wouldn’t have met this amazing human who I hope to spend the rest of my life with..so with that said- I’m pushing you to keep trying and sending you all the good vibes, be patient..if it’s meant to be it’s meant to be. If not then keep looking because they’re still looking for you too.
Ger R. - Great app for those looking for something serious
I completely loved this app. I haven’t ever used dating apps and about a year ago I decided to give them a try. I did some research and decided to try Bumble first as I was looking for something serious. The app is really easy to use, I just wished the chat window was a bit more interactive and allowed to delete messages (lol), but again the purpose of this app is just to use it as a first step and continue chatting/texting out of it once you think you have a match. As a woman, is nice to be able to take the first step to initiate the conversation. I had 3 dates with really nice guys before finding my current boyfriend (we’ll soon be celebrating our first anniversary!), so we are both very happy we found each other with this app. The only thing I would recommend them to change is to allow choosing pictures from your phone instead of Facebook. I met one guy who had old photos on Facebook because he just didn’t interact with it a lot, so when we met in person he looked a bit different. Overall it was a good app, and I would recommend it to anyone looking for something serious, guys here were really nice, some really well educated, and a couple were absolute gentleman.
Oh So Annoyed - Zero Stars
Okay, here’s the problem. Chronic right swipers exist here just like any right swipe to like platform. It’s a huge issue with men, but I know women do it too, because they’re lazy and don’t want to put effort into it because they can unmatch anyone they’re not attracted to after. What makes this the worst app is that the FEMALE has to message the male first, but I can tell you that 99% of the time what happens is when you put out a thought provoking first move message (I NEVER simply put “Hi”, I ask questions about their profile or think of something to start conversation.) you get unmatched. Or the second thing that happens is your message is ignored until the 24 hour reply time limit has happened and disappears, so you’ve still wasted your time and energy into men playing games. I have never met anyone from the app, ever in years of thinking maybe this week will be different, but it’s not. It’s a complete joke sadly, so I’d never give them a dime of my money for advanced features as it would be like TP down the drain, and we are in a TP shortage right now. Maybe these software developers need to rethink this swipe right to match BS for one. Limit the amount of repetitive right swipes given, limit the amount of unmatching for no reason without risk of losing account. Or better yet, take away the fact that the female has to be the first one to message. Talk about a way to drag a majority of women through the mud of feeling unworthy, ugly, not good enough, etc..
BrittanyBAE13 - Amazing App, met my husband on here
So lemme start with every guy on here getting mad because they don’t get matches so they low score this app; they have tips on how to get matches. You can’t today simply just put blurry pictures of yourself from parties and think you’ll get swipes. Try actually using the bio and don’t just link your other social platforms on it. Now that, that is said, I am a female and have a great time with this app. It’s great that we have to talk within 24 hours because on other dating apps I hate seeing a match and never talking to them because neither one of us wants to message first. Plus I feel like there are hotter guys on this app and more guys who at least wanna go on dates and try the whole relationship thing. just wanted to add, the man i met i on here is now my fiancé and we’re getting married in June:) this app does work! It doesn’t just recycle guys after a while to see if you may have lowered your standards. The guy i met on bumble is 5’7 and never went to college. When i was on tinder i solely looked for guys who were y’all and were either in college or graduated. If it was for bumble i may have never met the love of my life. We have been through so much together and it’s all thanks to bumble
erica the rose - Ladies message first is not working!!! #CHANGE
I tried bumble several times and I am finding a pattern. A lot of men on here are using bumble to gather women to hook-up with. They upload great pics and profiles and sit back and watch the messages pour in from women because we are the only one who can initiate contact ... So, the good looking guys just sit back and have their choice of woman to prey on for sexual encounters. So very little men on here actually want relationships. Oh and if half don’t reply to your message ladies it’s because their working through the 100s of messages from all us other ladies ....BUMBLE makes men lazy and their being spoiled rotten with attention cause we are ALL knocking at their doors... CONCEPT was empowering at first but has backfired... a lot of men has used this only to their advantage! There are a very small percentage of actually guys navigating with hearts looking for a relationship but I think that’s in any dating app BUT bumble has become the go to for decent looking guys to have their pick of women to get laid ... bumble has made it easy for them too! PLEASE change the women message first thing to a feature on whether a woman wants to accept a message from a guy ... make both sexes message.... EMPOWER the women again with a FEATURE that women can use to chose to unlock or view the message from the guy!!!! BUMBLE I had hope in you! Change up the feature ! It’s only benefiting the dudes now believe me !!!
JCsAunty - Feel Unsafe
There’s an individual on here who does work in my neighborhood and has come onto me in a way that made me highly uncomfortable. He leers at me every time he’s around. I have blocked him on bumble only to see he has popped up since I blocked him about 7 more times!!!!!!!
In addition to this, in June I sent a Twitter DM to inquire about the free boost trial. They told me they were having issues with boost and they would manually apply it to my account. I had about 1,000 profiles to scroll through and I had gotten through about 25 and without changing any preferences, while I was in the middle of looking at the bumble Match Queue, my ENTIRE queue disappeared! There were a few accounts I saved to look at better later and hundreds I hadn’t even seen that disappeared in a flash. I wrote them on Twitter and the bumble rep was less than helpful and it got to the point where they were just rude. Later I told them I wanted the boost removed from my account completely but was told they cannot do that.
Since the time Boost was manually applied by them it rendered that whole match queue area useless. The trial has expired; it never worked anyway, but now even the blurred out profiles are gone. I’ll have guys who “super like” me that don’t show up in the queue as blurred out profiles.
Bumble used to be a good app. The boost thing was just an annoyance but now that I feel unsafe with the block feature not working, I had to write a review and disable my account.
Better than all u - App has flaws, only works one way
The app is great overall, however the 24hr match expiration is far too short. Most everyone I meet or know turn their notifications off bc they don’t want to be spammed with matches, especially for women with their high like and match counts. This means a lot of women will only check their dating apps once or twice a week. The app only works when she matches with me, then she sees the match starts the conversation and I can respond and keep the match. Never have I ever had a conversation go through when I make the match, it always expires, bc I can never catch them when they use the app. The match expiration either needs to be about 3 days minimum or for men making the match needs to be infinite. I’ve had dozens of matches and conversations, but only when she matches with me, so when I start a bumble account, I’m forced to use the app as much as possible until I run out of likes for the day to cycle through all the local women first to make sure they see me second and make the match, that’s annoying, match expirations need to be extended, some people like myself don’t want to start a conversation right when they match, I let it sit sometimes and get back to it later in the day or another day when I’m not busy.
sorrow567mrstealyogirl515 - Could Be Better
I think this app is really cool, it stands out from other dating apps and makes the “left swipe, right swipe” experience seem fresh. I think however what strikes me as the weakest point of this app is how the matches work. I was out of state and I got a right swipe but I didn’t find the match before I returned home so I was stuck with this like, with no way to find out who it is. I think even an easy way to fix this is just to put the person in the rotation of people I’m swiping on even if they’re out of state so that I can still connect with them or at least let me delete the match. (And this would only be if they’ve already swiped right on you first) Also something that stood out about this app was that it gave you three rewinds and there were on a timer and that was cool and now rewinding is a paid feature which I think is a terrible move on the developers part I could just get on tinder to not talk to my matches there’s nothing special about this app anymore accept that the girl goes first which I wish I still had the option to message first not just a single 24 hour extension but that is a discussion for another time
Cmart_96 - Fixing what’s not broken
I’ve used bumble for about 2 years now and have even managed to meet one of my ex girlfriends on there. Additionally, I think the fundamental aspect of having the woman strike up conversation first is a HUGE bonus, when you consider how unlikely it is for them to do so on other apps.
HOWEVER, the company is going in a greedy direction, starting with two significant features: the amount of swipes and the reverse button (if you accidentally swiped left). In the last 6 months or so Bumble has significantly reduced your amount of swipes, which is of course a far more important issue for your average man than woman. Most of these other apps that I’ve used employ this feature of limited swipes, but Bumble used to give you so many more swipes (it might’ve been unlimited) nowadays I‘ll swipe on like 25 people before running out and having to wait a day? My matches have significantly dropped and it’s almost pointless to have this app because it’s just like all the other ones now. The aforementioned features are what made it different (and better!), but it seems like they want you to pay for them now, which is understandable (paying more for more services) but how does it differentiate from the myriad of other apps that have saturated the market? I don’t know. Personally, it’s not enough of an incentive to keep this spacious app on my phone.
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 “Mike” from the “Bumble Feedback Team” saying sorry it’s in the terms that we can’t refund your purchase. I emailed him back that I’m trying to pay for school and was recently laid off and I could really use the money. He quickly got back to me with the SAME EXACT generic email saying sorry it’s in the terms. It’s obvious that he doesn’t care and so I emailed him. I understand, but accidents happen. Please make the exception. He hasn’t emailed me back.
Bumble is this how you train your employees? You pay them to send generic, careless emails to your users? You write in your email to please provide us with feedback as we’re always looking to improve. How about you go the extra mile with your customer service and show that you actually care about the service you are providing to the users and not just money grabbing. Keep employees like “Mike” from the “Bumble Feedback Team”! It’s clear he doesn’t have pride in the company he works for and the job that he does for you. Judging by the way you handle your customers, I can understand why.
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 can’t speak from a guy’s perspective, but having had this app for almost 2 years, I can say that it’s an absolute game changer. I love the concept that ladies get the first move, which as an introvert, I have come to appreciate; It has taught me to be brave and creative when starting conversations with strangers lol. It seems like most people on here are genuine, although I do wish there was just a bit more diversity. I love the time limit concept on the matches, it’s quite ingenious. It creates a sense of urgency which is great but also has its cons. The app itself is smooth and very user friendly, plus the no limits on swiping is just the icing on the cake. If you don’t have a paid subscription however, which allows you to see everyone that swiped right on you (amongst other great perks I’m sure), it can be easy to waste a lot of time on the app just swiping. They also notify users with cute little positive messages and tips every so often and I love it. I haven’t had any major problems with the app, but I have met some pretty cool people, so don’t sleep on bumble ya’ll 💯
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.
Gale22 - The worst dating app I’ve ever used.
I find it very odd that every guy I’ve matched has either never talked or we start talking and I suddenly never hear back from them again. I’ve only exchanged numbers with two guys on this app and one suddenly disappears after we talked all night and he agreed to take me surfing and the other guy stops talking. All the guys I’ve matched with stop talking mid conversation this has happened 100 percent of the time. I’ve had at least 12+ matches and have been using this app for about a week, I’d say I’m a very attractive woman and have never had problems getting a date so I find it odd that this has happened every single time. The Bumble Bff does this as well but not as badly so I’ve stopped using the dating side of Bumble as it’s super suspect and I haven’t had any success with any of the guys I’ve matched with. I also think their are quite a few fake profiles as well but seeing all the bad reviews I’m starting to believe this app is just trying to get you to spend money as it takes so many swipes just to see whose liked you. Mine said I had 50+ likes and it stayed that way because Bumble won’t reveal even one of them for a very long time unless you pay for an upgrade. I find it odd that I can’t match with any rally handsome guys on the app but when I go out I attract good looking guys all the time. Anyways I just wanted everyone to know my experience. It’s not you, it’s this app.
Bad boy 678 - Feels weird
I’ve been using this app for a week now and it feels weird and the people seem weird. I’ve matched with at least 7 women to which 3 of em never texted me. Idk y this app has the whole “women text first thing” but it somewhat seems like a missed opportunity for the guy. It’s unfair when a women matched with you, but never text simply because women don’t do that all the time. Idk if it’s for empowerment, but normally women don’t text first. Also the women I’ve matched with all seem exactly the same. Idk if it’s just coincidental but they are all are boring and answer like days later. It’s somewhat confusing, considering they matched me and liked my photos. Last but not least, I’ve encountered women who for some reason delete their accounts.... only to make another one with a different name and different pictures? I can tell it’s the same women because “Duh it’s obvious” but it’s creepy and makes me wonder who tf I’m talking to. This app is good because it’s more freedom unlike tinder, I actually feel like I can talk to ppl on here. But it suffers from the same thing tinder does. It’s just the gratification u can possibly talk to these women. It’s not guaranteed or anything. Again this app isn’t bad, surly better set up then tinder but, just awkward and boring at times. Maybe because I’m in Japan idk.
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 wasn’t possible because of the way I paid. I don’t recall having the option to choose the way I paid, it was like it just automatically pulled from there because that’s what was set up on my phone. I immediately went in to cancel the membership from my phone so it wouldn’t 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 isn’t used much by a lot of decent men in my area. When I travel, I get swarmed by hits, but long distance relationships don’t work for me. I also don’t 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 don’t have time or cell/wi-fi coverage to constantly see who wants to connect. I would give this app zero stars, but that wasn’t an option.
Wontletmeputanythinginhere - Waste of money
I randomly get push notifications saying I have a match, but no match. Or the latest saying I won’t be shown to women looking through the app. Unsure why you’d ever want to notify me of this. I’ve paid for this app for about a year and had 0 success. Any like I give to a girl is wasted because they don’t see my profile. After months of receiving no likes or matches, I messaged them. There was no help, and instead I was told I’m stupid and wrong. Very off brand for Bumble, and very off putting in general. Then a few weeks later I had 100s of people who had liked me all in matter of hours. - I’m on other apps, I receive likes and matches so I knew something was wrong and then bam it was fixed. I still don’t receive any forward matches though - if someone likes me, I can match with them - but if I like them, I’ll never see them because they don’t see me. This app is a sham and unethical. Stop messing with algorithms and make it simple - you like someone, they see you automatically. I’m confident when my subscription runs out I’ll be treated normally by their software but once you pay them they want you to keep paying them - being in a relationship is a fast way to stop those payments. It’s in their biz interest to have paying customers receive no likes. Honestly Apple and google shouldn’t distribute this app if that’s true, they’re unethical and don’t practice what they preach.
Oanhster - Do not waste your money
Bumble is the worst dating app I have ever used, period. I have used most of the other ones, and have found much more success on practically every other site. Bumble ropes you in with the idea that it is a feminist dating app, but whether by design or not, this really only benefits the guys. Even then, I have come across several reviews from men online stating that they are not having much success with the app either, so I am assuming it only really benefits very attractive guys. As a woman who has not had any issues meeting men on on other dating sites, my biggest problem with this app is that it makes men lazy. The guys who are actually having women message them first don’t put in any effort in conversations, and It’s like the men on this site literally do not know how to hold a conversation and expect the woman to do all the work. Just because the woman is expected to send the first message, does not mean that you should simply forget how to talk like a normal human being. I am also suspicious that many of the attractive men and attractive women on this site, a lot of the profiles are fake profiles. I’ve done some searches of reviews, and this seems to be the general consensus that many people believe. Don’t waste your money and find another dating app; there are plenty out there that will help you successfully meet more people without being so frustrating and irritating to use.
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 “free trial” for bumble boost. It was annoying to constantly have it pop up so I figured I’d give it a try. Come to find out that I was automatically charged for a 3 month subscription. It should have clearly been stated that I was not eligible for the free trial (bc apparently I had tried it years ago even though I don’t remember) but instead they just automatically charge you. This is false advertising!!! I realized this one hour into it and tried to email bumble and cancel and this is what bumble responded with “The reason this instant charge happened was because Apple deemed you not eligible for a trial, possibly because you have already had one previously for Bumble under a different account. In this case it is Apple that chooses to charge you immediately and that's unfortunately out of our control.”
I asked if they couldn’t cancel it entirely to at least switch me to a one month subscription but they said no. How did they decide to sign me up for the 3 month versus at least a 1 month trial?? This is very misleading and deceptive. So shady and money hungry.
Clay Carveth Dain - Only Allowed to Make Friends w/same Gender
I used to have this app to try and look for a date, but after getting a boyfriend (not through Bumble) I decided to look for friends to match with instead. To my disappointment, you can apparently only match with friends of the same gender. I am male, but I identify as agender (meaning I just don’t really feel a connection to the concept of gender). This meant that it just kept suggesting me regular men who were typically straight. Now I don’t hate straight men, but I have so much more in common with women, trans people, and non-binary folks, not to mention men are statistically significantly more violent towards people like me, especially in a conservative state like mine. I have emailed Bumble about it because I was confused as to why no women were showing up, and they basically said they had no intention of changing it. Assuming that males can only be friends with other males and females can only be friends with other females is incredible heteronormative and sexist. I liked everything else about the app, but couldn’t even use it because I had no friends to match with. It would really be as simple as just adding the option to choose which genders show up in the friends part. I mean, you can match with both men and women when looking for relationships, but not friends? That hardly makes sense.
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 there’s mostly white guys on here. And most white guys (especially in the South where I live) aren’t interested in talking to, let alone dating a black woman. It would be very helpful to have a “Who I’m looking for” feature on the guys’ profile. That way black women like myself are not having to guess on whether a guy would like me or not because of the color of my skin. (I found myself trying to see if a guy had black friends based upon his profile pictures or if he listened to black artists just to make a guess on whether he would even like me). My experience on Bumble made me feel undesirable & like I wasn’t even meant to be on here in the first place. And if that’s truly the case, I think it should be clarified in the App Store that this app is only for white people (I don’t mean to be cynical. I’m just being honest 🤷🏽♀️) 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 wasn’t going to like me in the first place just because I am black.
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 Bumble’s “consequence feature” you lose a match if you do not reach out in time. This ensures serious inquiries and leaves those looking for hookups to the likes of Tinder. With all that being said, I found my Bumble account inaccessible one day due to a political blanket statement regarding certain current events this year (2020). I scoured the pop up looking for the elusive “X” in a corner to get out of it. However, my only option was to click “Accept.” I have no clue what I was accepting. It seems Bumble was forcing users to accept their platform’s political interpretation and narrative. I fundamentally disagree with this. Bumble is an app designed ultimately for dating, and not a political organization taking a stand. Which stifles diversity on the app. At this point, perhaps Bumble should even consider removing political orientation from the “about you” section. After being forced to click accept or never access my profile again. I hastily and happily deleted my profile. Prior to this I would have generally considered Bumble as one of the better dating apps available. However, unless you accept and agree to their political narrative, you’ll find yourself unable to use the app for what it was designed for, dating.
*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 I’d 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 didn’t 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 wouldn’t 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 didn’t 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 wouldn’t give my account back and made no mention of refunding the money I shouldn’t 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 isn’t considering I’m out $50, which is a lot during a pandemic and blocked because some random man was angry I wouldn’t sell him nudes.
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 “looking for “ option would be great. It’s very difficult talking to someone when you want a relationship and they just want a hookup because the profiles don’t give that good of clarification.
All in all bumble is a good app with amazing features and a growing community but within that community does come transgender people, non binary ppl, etc. There should be an option for them.
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. I’m getting guys in my queue who are 100+ miles away. I live in Oklahoma and I have guys still in my queue from FLORIDA that I assume are there from my vacation back in JUNE. I also have guys from Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, and have gotten several from Texas and Colorado. This feature is AWFUL. If other people want to set their search radius for super far away, fine. But if mine is set to 50 miles, I don’t want to see ANYONE outside that radius! Even if I was in the same town as they were for a short period of time, and even if they swiped on me. If I had wanted to see who was available while I was in Florida, I would have opened the app to look. But I wasn’t interested in guys halfway across the country then, and I’m not interested in them now. It’s been an absolute chore to try and weed through them, but it never seems to end and honestly, I’m exhausted! I hope they fine tune this feature or give us an option to turn it off.
Marydigital21 - Location settings issue & becoming a hookup app
I like the filters and the basic information on each profile. However, when traveling, I have access to a new pool of Bumble users I don’t want. I’m currently out of state for a few months so I only have access to people here. Any potential matches with people from my home city are lost bc they may not have their radius set to where I am now. I wish I could turn it off but still use the swipe feature here like Hinge has.
Also, even though you have the “what you’re looking for” feature, the majority of men on here (maybe women too, idk) don’t actually want a relationship. Most of them reply once or not at all, or they get sexual right away despite putting that they want a relationship. Is there any way to filter out the people wasting everyone’s time?
Honestly, the relationship/marriage feature should only be available for a select few. Maybe monitor their activity or require a more detailed profile. If not, Bumble is heading towards more of a hookup app. I think a lot of Tinder users have migrated here because the women seem more responsive. I really don’t want Bumble’s credibility to drop because it’s not taking more steps to make the serous dating option more exclusive.
iamjubilee - Honestly the best dating app I’ve ever tried
I have paid money for other apps that sucked. They would show you all the great catches as a preview of what’s out there but the minute you sign up all you find are bums and sloppy guys who don’t 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 DM‘s saying things like “Hello Bootyfull” 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 I’m on the effing bachelorette and it’s 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. It’s the best experience I’ve ever had and these guys are the real deal. And I feel like I’m allowed to have a standard again.
Brookecory - I don’t normally review apps, but...
I do have a few things to say about Bumble. First, I love that it’s so female driven. I’ve done a lot of dating apps (and still do!), yet Bumble is by far my favorite. It helps me work up the courage to approach the guy for a change. More than half the time they don’t answer, but I can’t do anything about that. That being said, I’d like to comment on some new features I noticed and give some feedback. I love that you can add like quirks about yourself ie. perfect first date, two truths and a lie, etc. I also love that you can now see what people are looking for, religious preferences, if they want children and the like. What I think would be cool to see is if you could filter people based off these features. I’m currently looking for someone who wants a relationship, but has no interest in having kids in the future and I find that it’s a pain to have to sort through all the people who aren’t looking for the same. It makes the dating process even more of a pain. Just a thought. Everything else about the app is great and hopefully I’ll eventually find someone on it!
Happyerin15 - Amazing!
Thanks Bumble, I ended up using this app for a year, I met some great Guys. I also, ended up falling in love with my boyfriend, in which we ended up dating for 7 months now, and he’s the best thing that has ever happened to me. Bumble allows you to adjust how far out you can match and like guys which was useful. My boyfriend lives in micanopy and I lived in ocala so the drive was nothing bad, and we were comfortable . When I first started using bumble I was skeptic about it, but the guys I met were actually pretty cool, nice guys in which we ended up being friends in the end. I think people overthink the use of dating apps and fear of the horrors of “what can happen” such as, predators and etc which you should fear and be extremely cautious, but People also, needed to understand that real people who are looking for dating and friends are on these sites as well and are not predators. Thank you Bumble for allowing me to expand what I’m looking for, and to also have the opportunity that I wasn’t expecting to meet such an, amazing Guy that Im dating and It feels right now and I can see the future as the same, so no doubts.
allyrox57 - Quality has gone WAY down.
I started using bumble in 2018, and always liked that the profiles were detailed, and that women messaged first. What I recently noticed about the app is that it has completely transformed into a hookup app. Most of the people on there have their profile set to “not sure yet” when asked what they’re looking for, and most of the people that have “relationship” on their profile are totally weird. I also dislike that they got rid of the 3 free rewinds & the free rematching, because I looked at my past matches that have run out and was looking to connect with one of them - but I noticed that you can’t rematch for free anymore! It’s so obvious that none of the people using this app want a real relationship - like someone else said, your matches are too busy messaging the 100s of other girls that matched with them. Far too many of the men on here are just bored and need to relieve some boredom, but they should probably find a different hobby. I also recently noticed that I have no more possible people in my area to swipe on, which seems really odd because I don’t swipe right too often. How can I use the app if it says that there are no more bees in my area?!? Really considering deleting the app at this point, it’s just gotten poorer in quality.
Heathbar-13 - Block Feature Doesn’t Work; Horrible Customer Service
I’ve reached out multiple times to Bumble, and I’ve never received a response.
I’ve even sent them screenshots (since I can’t send screen recordings) that prove their Block feature does not work. I can Block someone, then see that same person within a week. Actually, I blocked someone last night, and this morning, guess what... there they were in my search again! The Block feature isn’t for paying members only, but guess what, I AM a paying member. So I can see these people I’ve blocked in my Bee-line AND in my search. Obviously you’re not treated any better or with anymore priority if you’re a PAYING member. So poor customer service is going to be equally distributed between non-paying and paying members. Notifications come through sometimes, sometimes I just have to go into the app to see the message. Location feature isn’t accurate either, and conflicting at times. I can have someone “4 miles away” in DFW, but they’re listed as also being at a Florida airport. That’s literally impossible. Bumble did a whole campaign against guns being displayed in pictures, but they could care less about bloodied hunted and fished animals in pictures. No blood=bad, Blood=good. Tell me how that makes sense. 😒
224bell - Going downhill
I really enjoyed this app more than other dating apps. Bumble was my absolute favorite. However, I see its starting to be like other apps. I noticed changes , back swiping you got 3 free chances . Now they want to charge with no chances at all. And paying to swipe through matches limits me to meeting someone, or to the very least slows the process down very much. Waiting a whole 24 hours before being able to search again because I “used my limit for the day” is very frustrating. Nor will I pay 10 dollars and up . 10 being just unlimited for a week. They’re trying to find their ways to make more money , I get it. But at this rate I think I outta just dress nice and go to the produce section to find someone. Rather than sit and wait a whole dang day to swipe again. Come on people.
Oh . And my photo of shooting a legal pellet gun at a shooting range supervised was taken down. I included that photo because that is one of my favorite hobbies. I am not a gun owner and do no shooting outside of the range nor with anything more intense than a pellet gun. But I guess a legal sport wasn’t “politically correct “ and went against their standards. Photo was taken down near immediately.
Nick the Bartender - Awful Customer service
I spent some money to buy coins to super swipe for someone. After an update on the app I lost a few remaining coins that I still had from my purchase. I reached out to customer service and have heard nothing back from them over a weeks time. Not even to say they are looking into the event. I’ll never spend money on this app again.
I wish I could post the screen shot response I got from customer service asking me to contact customer service via Twitter or Facebook. Uh, NO! First of all, did you even read my review that states I have reached out to customer service through the app and never received a response? So you want me to reach out to customer service again? No, it’s your job as customer service to get in touch with me, the consumer after I file a complaint. Secondly, you want me to reach out via social media? Absolutely NOT! Outlets like Facebook and Twitter go out to the world and in turn follows your activity for a better online and social media “experience.” So no, I will not be reaching out via social media. Thirdly, you’re a world wide app that uses social media for your customer resolutions? That’s a joke... with that being said, I’ll continue to use your app to it’s free potential, but will never spend money and I don’t recommend anyone ever spends money on this app.
ChiHikerGirl - Tinder for lazy men
I love that Bumble is supposed to be female driven and has the policies of no tolerance to inappropriate behavior. But in practice, I’ve had far more luck making genuine connections on other apps. It seems like men swipe right on everyone but then decide if they’re actually going to respond if you reach out. The response rate even though we’ve matched is really low and the conversations even when I’ve tried to drive them are lackluster. I’m still seeing just as many profiles that indicate they want a hookup or nothing serious. Not something the app is responsible for, just an observation that the promise of putting women in control doesn’t seem to solve some of the problems of lazy men.
The 24 hour time limit is also, while well-intentioned, frustrating without a hold button. I like to go backpacking, which is an activity that takes me off the grid. But if I match during that time I either have to pay for a redo or let a match go by. It doesn’t seem to value busy people. A feature that would let you put your profile into “away” mode seems like it could be really useful in helping to let busy, interesting people meet one another without looking disinterested.
sirlazymanosrs - Poor customer service
I had an issue with my account because it was deleted by a coworker who had gotten access to my phone and then they proceeded to create a new one in complete opposite tastes to what I like (first was seen as a heterosexual account, male pursuing female, however the second was a homosexual account with male pursuit male). So I sent an email to the customer service team. Just asking if they could revert the account to before it was deleted. And no response had been given for a few days. Sent another email asking if their would be a response, and no. Their was no physical response. But they did decide to go in and block my account with the reasoning “Your account has been blocked due to multiple people reporting you”. At this point I send another email asking if it was because of real people reporting me, if so, what did I do? Or if it was me, could they just let me recreate the account and be done with it. Fast forward 2 weeks with no response and I send a last email saying I will tell my story. Oh and by the way, I’ve paid to use the app for a short period of time so you would think they would care at least to give any type of at least genetically automated response given how big of a company they are. But no. Just ignores everything and blocks people at slightest issues.
headbusta36 - No matches
I’ve subscribed to this app a few times in the past, and I keep seeing a pop-up that says subscribe to see people who already like you. In my opinion Bumble is better than the other useless dating apps, but there’s a huge flaw. I NEVER HAVE ANY MATCHES!!!
I’ve unsubscribed before in the past because the app said I had matches and when I clicked on them; nothing was there. Kept it for a few days after then unsubscribes. Downloaded again a few months later to see if it might actually work this time and show me people that’ve actually swiped on me. Low and behold “You have matches” popped up, I clicked on matches, and NO MATCHES again. At this point I’m just wasting my money subscribing, because without the subscription obviously you can’t see who liked you, or anything. Well you can’t see your matches when you subscribe either. What’s the point of having the thing if I’m just swiping with no results. Bumble Support before you reply back, yes I have the latest IPhone software and app update, deleted the app and downloaded again. If it’s a programming problem then it should be an easy fix; if not, then people are losing their money because y’all have everyone subscribed to see matches and everything else with a subscription just to turn around and get nothing in return.
Huh bvaa122887 - The jumble of bumble
Bumble you’ve taken away the ability to backtrack, filter, and the nationwide distance only seems to go several states out. Not nationwide. Perhaps mine is defective. It would be great to have the ability to match with someone in California if I’m in Ohio because some people are open to long distance. As far as the “free” features taken away, it doesn’t leave a lot of appeal to this site anymore. As a female it’s very hard to gauge what a man is looking for when profile narratives are becoming less and less of a thing. It’s difficult having to chat with someone just to find out they are not looking for the same things. Also the people who won’t write back, ghost, or can’t keep a convo flowing because they feel like your always there. Coffee meets bagel helped to solve this by making convos disappear after a time. This forced people to make a move or not. The amount of matching and ghosting or never answering on Bumble is terrible. This feature needs to take place. Also maybe only let so many matches happen a day. This prevents mindless swiping from people to people they never have any intention of contacting or carrying on a conversation with. Let’s face it- people will swipe right all day. It’s like shooting fish in a barrel.
Sjk080599 - The best dating app!!
To put it simply, I met the love of my life on this app. I had it on and off for about a year and met a lot of (mostly) great people and had many interesting conversations, but none of the relationships ever worked out. I decided to keep faith that maybe my person was on this app, and I met them! I am the happiest I’ve ever been now. I like the way bumble is set up so you can filter exactly what you’re looking for, so you don’t waste your time on people who are looking for completely different things. I also like the 24 hour rule, because on tinder you can have 300+ matches and only talk to a few of them, but the 24 hour rule is nice because you create more meaningful connections. I never bought boost, as I felt the regular version of the app was enough for what I needed and I never had problems matching with cool people. If you’re new to online dating, definitely give bumble a try! You might have to go through a few bad dates before you meet the one, but I really think this app has the potential to create more long and meaningful relationships.
smokechaser78 - Gender bias
So I will start with this statement bumble is basically an app for misandrists. I strongly believe it is a feminist based concept to empower women in the wrong way. It’s a cool concept at first but if you step back and look at is in reverse it would be hell to pay if women where not allowed to speak first. People are creepy not just men. I came across several women that where psychotic and severely delusional about reality of relationships. It’s not very diverse it’s for white men whom are 28-40 making 6 figures a year. That’s what it’s seems to be the status quo “status”. If you do match with a female to beat the 24 hr timer they say “hello” and nothing else. So then you stay in que indefinitely. You never here back from them. My account was moderated for no reason. I don’t use bad language I’m respectful. They could not tell me what I said to violate policy. It’s total garbage app I’ve been on it a year now to give it a fair chance. Well chances are you won’t get far on Bumble unless you are a beta male. This is so sad society has come to this. I’m going back to the old fashioned way of meeting. Bumble needs a lot of changes to make it male friendlier. Who wants to sit and wait for days till someone response to you. Then the women complain about being ghosted and being lied to. Well the women on the app do the same thing. ✌🏽
Gallymanders - Users are Unhappy
Everyone is complaining about the lack of any free filters and no backtrack option now. Let’s be honest: people don’t really want to pay for all this crap because paying doesn’t really make the app better for everyone. You can’t argue that it’s overpriced. Also, the notification system on the app is poor. If I didn’t check it more often I could easily miss some connections and I know some people have missed the match with me because they never got a notification about it. In addition there are too many flaky people on the app which makes it almost worthless. There should be some kind of algorithm on the app that punishes those who are here just to collect matches and who don’t communicate once matched. But then again, some of that could be due to a poor notification system. Bumble, why don’t you just use advertising to pay most of the bills? It’s the perfect platform for it and might actually benefit everybody. Maybe continue with memberships for the people who really want the fancy stuff, but you don’t have to take away everything from the user base. Otherwise it’s just another Tinder. As things are now, I really can’t take take the app seriously at all and am enjoying other apps like Hinge more. Time for real change Bumble.
Thelostdeity - Fair ***Warning***
This service employs tactics used by other businesses to easily offer a free trial and will refuse any attempts to give a refund by any reasonable request. If you accidentally accept the trial and forget to cancel or literally don’t have time because you are working all day and forget to cancel or don’t know how-they are ruthless in acquiring your money. Legal contracts = it’s ok to take your money and will use the terms and services to your disadvantage. As far the actual value of the app and the premium service, little to zero value if you are not among the rich and beautiful. I’ve emailed several times including the details about how I never wanted the free trial and definitely didn’t want the subscription all the while not even using the app during such period and they give an automated pretexted response because it is natural to gain revenue upon unfortunate people like myself. Use the app for free but do not accept any trial or subscription if you already have little success to begin with (just saying). I quite literally cancelled and emailed the very night it was deducted from my account and zero F were given. I’ve never left a review on anything before until now. ❤️ thanks for Absolutely nothing bumble! And for taking precious resources away from with zero shame. Way to go!
m_celdenise - This app is amazing
This past month I’ve swiping left until I came across a really sweet caring genuine honest accepting guy named Levi. We’ve messaged each other for a few hours until the next day we exchanged numbers. He gave me his and I took the risk of calling him and talking over the phone and we suggest to meeting and seeing each other. Couple days of seeing and knowing each other, I’ve experience my first disagreement with a guy that I was falling for and may love in life because I did not like certain action traits he has given me. Then few hours after I calmed from my discussion with him about his action. I’ve apologize and forgave him. I truly care for this guy that I am seeing but we decide to take some time to ourselves for a while, but still keep in touch with each other as friends. When in time he’s ready to have me back I will grab hold of his caring heart for an actual relationship with me. Moral point to my positive rant is for ladies separate your match options to the right guy just be yourself, honest and trustworthy to him.
AngelaLDi - New Changes Take Away User Control
I took a break from Bumble earlier this year and last night I signed in and reactivated my profile. First, before expressing what REALLY bothered me about the new update, I want to say I was disappointed in the new layout as I think men prefer something less fussy and less complicated, so the theatrics of the new layout could be a turn off or have them engaging less. Heck, even I think it’s overkill!
But what REALLY disappointed me was that the developers took away two key features: shaking to undo a left swipe AND - MORE IMPORTANTLY - the ability to block any profile without reasons of abuse or harassment. If I see an ex-boyfriend, his brother/other relative, his best friend OR I see my neighbor, co-worker - really ANYONE that I just don’t want knowing my business or that I am trying to date...well, I should be able to block profiles for any reason. While abuse/harassment is of paramount concern SO IS PRIVACY. And I don’t want/need the guy I dated last Summer and it just didn’t work out, to know I’m back in the dating game. It was a great feature (along with the ability to undo a left swipe) and it’s the change of these two features that made me immediately hide my profile and say, ‘No thanks, Bumble’.
Semi-Conscious - Massively Flawed, Just Fix the Issues
This has to be one of the worst dating apps on the market, you’re better to use hook up apps such as Tinder or Grinder. The dev try’s to curtail people’s experiences by politely blaming the user or stating that you were simply unmatched when a convo disappears. That there is no way that their “flawless” programming could possibly cause a mistake such as accidentally deleting the conversation without prompts. But I have experienced this not once but twice. The phone vibrates as if I swiped a conversation left but no prompt so I try answered me their message but the app froze so now I assume I have an incoming message. I shutdown the app, no other notifications then I go back and what do you know, convo is gone with no way to recover. At least other apps you just simply block or unblock, Much more logical don’t you think? So those reviews who have stated that there are issues, DO NOT disregard them by listening to the developer. The dev is in it to make money, so of course they’ll lie just to ensure a profit. Here’s an idea. Create a cache for the user that unmatches another so in the case that it was a mistake, it can happen since it’s only a 2 layer authentication for deleting a match. Please do not answer this with niceties or excuses, just fix and improve your issues.
desdemon6 - Worst dating app ever
Like other users, I have to say this is the worst dating app/site I have ever used. Even though men are swiping right on you, if you message them almost none of them ever respond. And if they do, it’s usually just one word answers and then they unmatch you. I think this concept is flawed. Men don’t seem to like having a woman message them first, even though that’s the concept of the site they signed up for. And if you do, which you would think was flattering that someone wants to get to know them, they act like you’re some crazy person bothering them. I think men see this as revenge for all the other sites where they get ignored by women, because I’ve seen several profiles that say, “Come up with something better than ‘Hi’ or ‘How are you?’” or “Must be over a 7” or “$100 to any woman who can write a profile without saying ‘travel’, ‘wanderlust’ or ‘no hookups’”. I have been using it for months and have not come across any men who actually want to meet someone, I think they just use it as a swiping game to see how many matches they can get, but if you actually try to contact them, they ignore you. I think the only way to make this app come even close to the already low success rate of other apps/sites is to just let men contact women.
Leongk - Terrible user experience, does not care about users and customers and and greedy developers
I am a lifetime paid boost membership. The app has flaws and bug that refuse to allow me change the travel location. For whatever reason, to change your location is a paid service but this function is bugged as it does not allow me to switch to my real location. Report this error to the development team, and after weeks the feedback I got is that they reported this to the supervisor. What a fantastic user and customer experience. They do not care about your immediate pain points or the usability of the app. I been stuck on the wrong location and they could have offer you change the location or even provide free coins for me to change the travel location, unfortunately they did neither. The developers are greedy and does not values its users and does not value user experience and providing great customer support. My user experience on coffee meets bagel and paid experience there is so much better. The paid service on bumble offers little value and no competitive advantage. The developers does not know what basic features to include and what paid features to implement. Terrible product management team with bad product strategy .
NBCloper - Sneaky Bumble pushing their Premium Service
TLDR: burying profiles of those who like you so you spend money on their “see who liked you” service
So I’ve been a long time user and recently noticed something that didn’t sit too well. Bumble usually does a pretty good job of letting you know when you’re liked, but recently I noticed they have been giving accounts that “like you” but no matter how much you swipe.. you’ll never see them. At first I was confused after hitting the “no more people around you” message and bumble was still saying someone liked you. Then I realized almost every third card or swipe I got was an ad promoting their premium service and the ability to “see who likes you”. That’s when I realized they’re just putting either a fake picture in the “people who like you” box, or their burying an actual person who does like you in order for your curiosity or frustration to push you into buying their premium. I get it bumble, a premium service is a good idea for some. But this somehow feels underhanded or sneaky to me and I’m not a fan. Definitely still going to use the app lol but not as enthusiastically as before
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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?
I’m wondering whether there could be a bug in the messaging functionality? I’ve encountered a couple of situations where my match doesn’t 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 I’ve said something that wasn’t appreciated, which I’m confident is not the case, or they’ve simply lost interest and moved on, which I hope isn’t the case. In either case, why would my match wait about a week before unmatching me, it’s 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 wasn’t 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.
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, they’re 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.
It’s disappointing to see the app try to be more like tinder... Also it’s so annoying that some guys match and don’t reply, no matter what type of greeting they get. It’s no wonder women stop making effort with their messages and give a basic ‘hi’ when many of their matches don’t 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 don’t get harassed with disgusting messages, Unlike tinder, it’s 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.
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 doesn’t ensure the next one is working correctly.
The profile section doesn’t require much content to begin posting so there’s some very thin profiles, time wasters. The lack of specific geographical locations in a big metropolis is a negative, I’m 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, can’t write to share my thoughts until they accept.
Mypreferednicknamewastaken - Doesn’t 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 it’s 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 couldn’t open it and then when I closed and re-opened the app they disappeared.
For the $120, constant “bugs”, and no matches, this app isn’t 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 it’s free, has no bugs, and have been getting matches left right and center.
carleecomm - Good, but dark patterns are not cool
Personally, I’m enjoying the app and I really love that you’ve added video chat. Presumably you did that in response to COVID, but it should have always been a feature. Please always keep it. It’s a fantastic way to get a “first look” 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.
Slamoo - Average.
It seems like it’s 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 wasn’t even there, even after reading the FAQ section, it was describing something that isn’t in the app that I could find.
You can also tell that the app withholds matches so you can’t access them all at the one time... making you come back the next day. This isn’t exactly trying to find you a match, just making you stick around and hoping you’ll open your wallets for extra features.
I kinda figured online dating wasn’t going to be for me.
Best of luck to the rest of you. 💕
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 there’s a glitch. They just keep sending the same standardised, patronising reply, saying ‘unfortunately you were unmatched. Don’t worry, there’s plenty more out there. Happy bumbling’. When you’re 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..
_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
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 “free two week subscription trial” 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 I’m told that it’s because I’ve 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.. I’m 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.
Cyclelynx - Paid but didn’t 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. It’s 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 ‘we’re looking into it’ response on Jan 9. And I’ve heard nothing since.
So for the sake of the price of a one month membership - I give up.
It’s so disappointing that an ever increasing number of entities are getting away with not delivering what you’ve 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.
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. (I’m using 4G and have no internet connections with any other app).
And now they’ve started emailing me like every half an hour to say I’m “generating a buzz” or something but there’s no opt out of emails option! If I’m really doing that well for business then contact me directly and we can work out a deal lol.
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
Text Rambler - re the app my rant
so much texting .. gruelling vetting process.
i understand it’s important for a woman to know as much as pos’ about someone before meeting for a coffee or even talking on the phone but, text really is so impersonal and rather clunky .. and i’m kinda witty, reasonably sharp... i think i engage, honest and keep it light, ask a lot of good questions.. i don’t 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 ain’t texting back and forth for an hour anymore .. rather go for a run ..
I’m really fit, a professional, mid 50’s kids out on their own.. i’d like to actually meet some one .. in person and have an actual conversation .. i think i’ve missed something ?
dan.kwon - 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.
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 it’s 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 there’s a decent crowd on there and the interface is great.
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 isn’t 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 won’t extend
And now I was charged after I canceled my subscription I will be canceling my bumble all together
SadieLeighton - The spirit is there but inclusivity is short
I appreciate the wide range of gender identities available for expression - BUT, I would still have to select whether I want to be grouped with men or women. The whole point is that I am neither, and I can to be visible to anyone, really! Maybe there should be an option that if you select a nonbinary identity, you can select one or MORE genders to be grouped with. Or, just include a section for “nonbinary”, and people can choose to view that. Who knows.
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?
C090908 - Horrible usability
There are so many problems with the usability of this app, I’ve had to throw in the towel. When staring a profile, it took about 20 attempts to upload photos. When I finally did, it was impossible to change them. And lately, it won’t open; just continuously remains loading. I’ve deleted and re-downloaded multiple times, powered my phone on and off, nothing. It’s a shame the technical flaws here make this great app inaccessible.
Cranky1968 - No matches.
I downloaded bumble again yesterday and have swiped like a load of people and I don’t have one match or any interest, when I had it before I had quiet a few. And I could actually have some good conversations with people. It’s like my matches aren’t going through or they are swiping back and it’s just not going onto the message page because the message page is just blank. Maybe it’s nothing but if you could try and look into it that would be great. As I would seriously hate to download tinder instead bumble is much better.
Quadvonzilla - 100% Better than Tinder
In graphic and how to use. I like “Boost” the most. Purchased for one week, just to see what kind of people would go for lil Ol’ me☺️ I enjoy bumble. Liking the selection of Dating or Networking as friends etc.
Dating App get a Bad Rap, but really its just giving another way to meet people. Giving people a chance and yourself a chance. It doesnt always about hook up. Depending on what you are looking for, there are some very genuine people in Bumble too👌🏽
Good luck boys and girls.
Why people lie? - Bad app
Wanted to just try it out to make new friends and connections. Wasn’t too happy putting my pic up there cuz I didn’t know who I’m meeting there but this sneaky app after I gave it authorisation to my photos itself selected a photo of me and put it up there cuz I hid my eyes in the first pic I uploaded. I didn’t select the pic it chose for the profile somehow it uploaded itself. Very dodgy app. Plus you can only match up with certain people for a day and then the match also expires within 24hours if they don’t reply to you so not worth it!!
I deleted it after they selected to put a photo of me from my photos itself.
Sasosan - Best Dating App Ever
The creator ex Tinder gal has done a superb job with this App. I find the caliber of males here superior to most other dating sites I have used in the past. The ‘girls go first’ prevents a ton of unsolicited messages from people you have zero desire to hear from. I have steered a good few single people to Bumble and they love it. Thank you for creating this and making me a happy camper. I’m still searching for Mr Right but the journey so far has been great. He’s close. I can hear him LOL
Bobert tatoes - Can’t log in
Id love to tell you how the app is going but i cant since i haven’t been able to use it. I put my number and password in and it just takes me to a loading screen until it eventually goes back to the login page. I don’t want to create another account using facebook and i cant create another one with my number already used. I cant even delete my account without being logged in, and i don’t like that my face is on a platform without my control.
Ive seen many complaints the same as mine and I’m surprised it hasn’t been fixed.
l3v3ndi - Not practical
Do you know how many “Hi’s or Hey” girls get messaged from guys using dating apps ? The amount would be ridiculous , not only that but girls would only respond to like 5% of it because it’s a generic message . The point is that when I get messaged “hi” (if your lucky enough to be messaged),in order to talk to any females it still feels like I have to do the work. And you want me to add credit card information to upgrade for what? Let me tell you something, straight out , if I was going to have a monthly subscription to any app where there is females pretending to value me or my physical appearance it’s going to be a live cam app ,at least I’d feel like my money was well spent!
SwissT123456789 - User Enabled Customisations
First and foremost who in the development team thought it a good idea to have white characters on a yellow background in messaging?
Even with a super resolution, late model device its incredibly difficult to read be cause of very poor contrast. I have to save a screenshot and alter it as an image to read it properly. We don't even have the ability to make the characters black ffs.
Can you please introduce the ability for users to customise how WE choose to most effectively utilise this app to suit OUR needs.
We're already paying thru the nose for 'super' this and 'super' that, which seemingly only guarantees you'll end up 'super' rich.
aussiefaz - Great for women, not so much men
So been using this app for a couple of weeks now. Found that the amount of women using this even at maximum settings seems to run out very quickly in searches. Whereas a female friend of mine never runs out of men to look for in it.
Even when we both have our settings similar we’ve never once seen each other in the searches.
It’s definitely a woman’s world in bumble.
lliisshhyy - Disappointed but not surprised.
Was having no luck matching despite it saying I had over 50 pending matches in the boost menu so after I ran out of people to swipe on for the 3rd time and only had 1 match I decided okay fine, I’ll spend the $14 and see these matches I apparently have. There were some people local that I should have came across on my own and there were others that lived over 5 hours away. For the local ones though, why did I have to boost to come across them? Terrible app. Doubt they care about my review though, they already got my $14. Don’t waste your time, just as bad as tinder if not worse.
Luke2204 - Paid service
The app is great we all know how these kinds of apps work. In my option Bumble is more of a relationship kind of app compared to tinder which is why I prefer it. However when you pay for tinder you get a lot more bang for your buck. Bumble needs to include free boosts (only 1 a month) for paying customers. I feel this will not only make people want to pay including myself but also bring more people to the app knowing they can have that little boost when things aren’t going their way.
Scozzie12 - Good app
Found it fairly easy to navigate however needs to allow functions of enlarging font or text size and ability to de select matches if you swipe right instead of left in error. Like the fact no unsolicited pictures can be sent. Refreshing to see an app to give women a chance to find friends etc without hassle. The text size issue is off putting hope they fix it soon as makes it hard for those with eyesight issues to read. All in all a good app
Sandy321 - Message history all jumbled up
New messages are appearing in the middle of the message history. So hard to find the full content of new messages as have to scroll through all the previous conversations to find it. Have deleted app and reinstalled and bug still there.
Also you app support link in the App Store goes to a 404 page.... so not much support there.
Fbuser 1235665422256 - The worst app ever
It’s got terrible features. I matched and things were going well. I tried to expire the app and wanted to see what bff mode was like. Spent all of 2 minutes on bff mode and bumble erased ALL of my ongoing connections and chats .... and they’ve told me I can never recover them... so I can never contact the person I was talking to ever again just because I wanted to see what bff mode was all about.
What a pointless feature, made worse by the fact it doesn’t even give you a warning before you switch to bff mode that all your Chats and connections will be deleted instantly forever and ever.
The worst app ever
Starsss312 - Bad Idea - Not every Idea is Good Idea
That’s a bad idea that a man can’t even initiate contact to a lady he likes. Just swiping right means nothing. I tried myself this idea of giving females the first right to contact & snatching it away from males.
That’s human psychology that females like to be chased & want male to initiate the contact. Men had lot more success or normal dating Apps than this one where they can at least initiate contact with a lady rather than sitting around & waiting for a response. On top of that you have only 24-48 hours . That’s ridiculous.
Bumble makers Should’ve said that this App isn’t for men, lol so All Men Don’t Waste Your Precious Time
Stu1123411 - Used to be good but where has everyone gone?
I don’t know what’s happened to bumble. I went from getting weekly matches and dates to almost nothing. and when I get a match, they don’t reply. This has been going on for the last 3 months. I even paid for the upgraded version, what a waste of $20. All it did was get me more matches who don’t reply. $20 a week is an absolute rip off for “boost” - it’s hard enough to date as it is, and you’re now making it expensive as well as hard.
I guess everyone’s either stopped dating or they’ve moved onto other apps.
Gabi skkk - Offers a 14 free trial, charges immediately
Offers a 14 free trial, charges immediately . I have a copy of the terms on your trial offer stating no charges would be made until 9 feb 2019 and I could cancel any time until then with no charge.
You then charge me immediately, violating your own terms and my consumer rights.
resolve this immediately, just like you charged my account or you’ll have some problems.
Stop lying to the people you want to continue using your app. You’ve been reported to Apple also and I look forward to receiving my refund and cancelling this fake trial with absolutely no charge to me.
meatmachine - If you’ve used one, you’ve used them all.
Same old, same old.
You get plenty of matches in the beginning. Sure enough, they dwindle to zero over (a very short) time. “Liking” will get you no where, as it goes largely ignored on the other end. “Hearting” costs money - I must’ve swiped over a hundred profiles (ie. a combination of “liking” & “hearting” - not one response).
I couldn’t escape the feeling that there were A LOT of fake profiles on this service, which isn’t uncommon on dating apps I know. Don’t even get me started on the prices! $14/wk for starters!
ghebgt - Stupid app
This stupid app which i’ve used, i log in with my number at first and sign up with my email, i’ve used and match with some people for a few days than it automatically log me out and when i tried to log in back with my phone number it said:”please check your number” i’ve retyped my number for a few time it still said please check your number?? And now i can’t chat with anyone which i matched before. Stupid app i’m the 2nd victim my friend was first. Wouldn’t recommend this one always ask you to upgrade to vip if not you can’t sign in again.!!!
bon929 - Sexist
I don’t like what women making the first move implies. And it just stresses me out. I don’t want to have to make the first move every single time. A better format would be an option for you to be the first to message or not. Male or female. Some people might like the option but i don’t. I’d like to chose. It’s the reason I don’t use the app. Good format other than that. (Edit: it only empowers women to make connections. It’s restricts men. And again, you’re response doesn’t address the fact it puts pressure on women to do all the work.)
jimgoodies - New daily limit ruins it
Have been using Bumble quite often as it is (sorry I mean it was) by far the best app in terms of not having a daily limit, the standard of females appeared to be better and there was little to no scammers.
Now they have introduced a daily limit, and it’s such a small limit, that it has totally ruined it. Bumble stood out from Tinder because of no limit, now they are preying on guys even more by making us pay to actually get some decent swipes. Just another app ruined by greed for cash.
single_boi_connor - Need wider search radius
The app is good and the concept of women making the first move is unique, the only problem I’m having is I only get a maximum of 5 girls to swipe on every day even at maximum distance settings. If there was a tab or other setting that allowed users to search in a radius somewhere else or search a much larger area than 160 kilometres. I’d be much more satisfied with the use of this app
Kezziepop - Latest Update Super Glitchy
Have never had any issues with this app but since the latest update, matches, profiles and messages are not loading or taking ages to load, and the screen keeps freezing. I’ve wasted my time typing the same message a number of times due to having to close and re-open the app. I do love that you have added a range of basic info filters though, including height. High five on that!!!!
jacfrizelle - Hate the new update
Pretty good app, I love how I can set religious preference for the people I see. But I hate the new format update, clicking through the parts of the profile instead of clicking the name and then scrolling through is so frustrating and looks clunky and old fashioned. They should stop trying to be tinder and embrace the different viewing format. I’ll probably be using this app less now just because I hate how it feels to browse.
lisabicks - Notification overload
The notifications on this app are over the top. I've had to turn my notifications off & will likely delete the app altogether because I get hounded with useless notifications throughout the day (while I'm working), persuading me to use the app more, nothing to do with whether I have a match or not.
I wouldn't be surprised if half the reason people are complaining in the reviews of ladies not responding is because they've had to turn their notifications off to combat this.
Verify NOT - Verification of photos
Got stuck in a loop! Took over 20 photos and still wouldn’t verify! Says to be in the same pose as your photo! Which one I ask? I had posted 6 and all were very different
Maybe only post one in future .. verify then upload more
Had to delete my whole account! So much time wasted!
🐝🥳 - Notifications
Just to let you know, it’s really annoying that your matches get notified when you’re back on! I always have mine on snooze, unless I decide to swipe. I might do that few times a week but all matches that I’m talking to, get notified. That is not a very good feature. Looks like I got to change dating app...
Tom_2791 - Messaging is broken.
Once a message reaches a certain length it’s impossible to scroll up to read what the previous message said unless you go back out and in again. The screen also glitches and won’t follow your typing once it reaches a certain length (so you have to stop typing, scroll down to check for typos and once you start typing it automatically scrolls back up again 😞)
girlfromozland - Billing Issues
I got charged by Bumble a few times after deleting my account. They said they couldn’t refund me and asked me to deal with Apple iTunes store if I wish I to get my money back because they can’t do anything re billing issues. It’s not a big amount of money but it is so not fair. Clearly it shows that they don’t care whenever someone deletes their account. They just keep charging money. And well, I subscribed for a week and they charged me twice in on go.
For those who use Bumble, just use the free version, never ever pay them. It is not worth it!
Ravenevar - Can’t match anyone
I have had this app for about two months of non-stop swiping and have matched with maybe 3 men total. I always had a lot of matches using other dating apps as a pretty decent looking female. I know for a fact people I know have swiped right on my profile and they never ever showed up. I believe this app is making it difficult for people to match in order to have us spend money and I honestly have no more time for it.
We need to start looking at new dating applications soon.
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Ftgh1 - Help: Paid for Boost and it’s not working
I paid for 1 week but every time I try to use the beeline it tells me to “upgrade to boost” then when I click to pay again it says “you’re currently subscribed”
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. I’d rather just get notifications 1. When I have a match and 2. When I have a new msg. That’s it. Eliminate the rest! Otherwise fun app
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 it’s a mistake and something that can be reversed, pleased respond as this is a ridiculous cost to unexpectedly pay.
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.
Sara_s77 - Filter
We should be able to use a filter to narrow down results. For example if I don’t want anyone who drinks or smokes I’d like to see only those people. Id also like to filter by ethnicity.
1357111317abc - Blocked for no reason.
Blocked me and won’t tell me why. Didn’t do anything wrong that I’m aware of and all decisions are final!
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. I’m being PUNISHED because of their greed.
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.
p117 - Don’t dare lose weight while using bumble!
I recently lost 125 pounds and now my Bumble pictures don’t look like my verification picture because, you guessed it, losing 125 pounds makes you look a very different. Apparently the moderators at Bumble can’t 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.
Lilpigpig - Remove the still interested/ archive push notification feature
Used to be a good app until they added this “still into this person” mid chat and if you hit continue you have to wait 24 hours for them to hit the still interested button even after you’ve both matched and have been talking. It ruins conversations and is just stupid 😂
Mcanthony108 - Be careful with “free trial”
It’s 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 isn’t 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 couldn’t tell me and that decisions were final, I then asked for an apology for their allegations, I was told I wouldn’t recieve any. Here I am to tell my story in their review so future users can be aware of this nonsense.
IG is babyygurllyy - Age
They say it’s for 17+ but they blocked my account and said it’s for people 18 and older....
Hdssyvvxswhin - Archive the conversation?
This whole “archive or continue the conversation” 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!
gillespie1993 - Waste of time✋
I’m on bumble every day! I swipe right on everyone.... I get zero matches 😂 and if I’m lucky to get one match every 6 months they don’t talk✋ you need a revamp make it more worth it for woman to join bumble
JtimberlakeS - Likes to block for no reason
I’ve been blocked multiple times. I’ve had to creat so many different profiles and each of them have been blocked. Didn’t even message anyone and I got blocked. Had no provocative photos, nothing mean, and still got blocked. I was using bumble bffs to find friends and I was as polite as anyone could be and was blocked for no reason and the customer service said it was a mistake on their end the first time then the second time said I had multiple reports but wouldn’t say what I did wrong.
chukboy07 - Flawed
Only woman can message you with a 24hr period. If they aren’t on, go on vacation or unable to get in touch at all you’ve missed your chance. Extend t. Time to a week. Alsoyour review page is blank when I type. Get gud
Iaintnobetamale - GOT HACKED
Connected my Facebook to the app and I got hacked. Multiple unauthorized transactions showed up on my mobile banking app.
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 don’t 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 you’ve updated to the interface
Buddy888 - Tinder rip off
Bumble when from a ‘scrolling’ up format to browse the profile to a ‘tap’ to move thru each screen of the profile as you would with Tinder BUT bumble profiles are designed to scroll and it’s jarring with no flow now. Poor job bumble, poor job.
2020dating - I apologize for the one star but...
I still think there are a lot of fake profiles, bots, or people randomly swiping right... and then never replying to your message. Ah the joys of dating in 2020 right?
rookie3035 - False Emails
Giving this app one star because they keep emailing me that I have new matches, even though I don’t have any matches when I open the app, and I haven’t even opened it in a month.
Bumble__Max - Bad customer service
I paid for the Bumble boost subscription. Doesn't work in the app and since then they don't reply to my emails.
NeuroNun - Scroll up was way better
Bumble changed the UX and now you have to tap instead of scrolling up to view a profile. I very much preferred the scroll mechanic because it was way more fluid and way more efficient. Moreover, scrolling up and down is like viewing a webpage, and a rather familiar way to navigate.
I guess they did it to copy other dating apps (copying to make your product worse is poor decision making), or to minimize accidental left/right swiping when people try to scroll up? Well the latter happened so infrequently, it didn’t make sense to screw with the UX and create an overall inferior product.
Aristrocat82 - You can’t zoom In on the pics anymore? Wtf
Can’t zoom in no more, change that back
Kevinschimpf - Layout sucks
The new layout is absolute trash
IONPELE - Garbage Interface
Why can we not scroll through a profile anymore? How is tapping to changes pages any better? It’s 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 aren’t positioned in the exact centre of the frame.
I guess Bumble is making changes just to stay relevant. Roll back to the previous design.
Crispotron - New UX is atrocious
Massive step backwards in latest version
Photos get cutoff, can’t be zoomed, entire screens of yellow for a line or two of text.
New UX is ugly, inconsistent, unintuitive, buggy, lacks the smooth flow of the prior versions and feels like a bad tinder ripoff.
I don’t know who decided that it was acceptable to release an update in this state but they’d be fired from my team.
How is it that this app is getting worse over time instead of better?
who_Am_eYe - Waste of time
Does this app work for ethnic guys cause holy I’ve 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.
yobiko - Overpriced!
$16.99 Subscription for a week? Thats a little bit too much. Sometimes it just bots using this apps. Get a hold of yourself bumble 😒
SofieU - They removed the backtrack feature
Now you have to pay for bumble boost. No thanks. Backtrack was the only reason I chose bumble over tinder
François1679 - Scam
First thing, last fall I had the promotion for a 14 days bumble “Boost” trial that they made me pay full charge for 3 months! I never agreed to that, I cancelled on my iphone the automatic renewal and I sent them a message to be refunded and never got an answer back only an automatic email saying my request was denied!!
Second! Now, the only thing that made Bumble different or stand out from other dating apps is that you had 3 “reverse swipe” or come back on your decision if you swiped left. YOU HAVE TO PAY NOW!!!!
Just stick with Tinder at least you still have one “Super Like” per day!!!!
Iwishthaticouldbelike - Buzz 🐝
Not a bad app, I just want it to be possible tho to make friends with all genders/sexes cause it’s kinda annoying that if I sign up I can only use bumble friends for the same gender... just saying ! It could be a nice thing to add (or even make it a choice!!)
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. 🤷♂️
Developers response is to say it’s 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....
EdmontonNick - Pretty good
It was better before, but still a good app. I don’t pay, so I get limited swipes, but it’s still a decent amount per day. I’m a guy and I’m getting a lot of matches. I think the people complaining about not getting matches maybe have bad profiles or something.
In one day I got around 20 matches with limited swipes.
lizp901 - Pretty Damn Good
Takes awhile to find the right person but i did find my best friend on this app.
Brittanyxo - Create Sections for What People are Interested In
Lately it seems like there are so many couples (open relationships, marriages or just wanting a third) which is totally fine. But can you please make a section for that? Because I don’t want to be a third in someone else’s relationship. And it seems like every other profile that comes up is a couple or someone already in a relationship. It makes it very frustrating for people who are trying to find a relationship.
5000 creditz :) - Bumble bee stings
This app works better then I thought, I wish I could do an age range as 55 year old cougars are to old . Unless they want to pay me!
Kendrastartar - Best dating app
They have the best customer service, and overall the best app for dating
customerservicelacks - Customer service was not very helpful
I could not view on their app on my iPhone where to renew my subscription as instructed by their representatives, after quite a few emails which is to time consuming to begin with. So I have canceled my subscription after having it for just a month. I feel they should gave me a free month’s membership but, didn’t.
Personally, I feel one should be able to actually talk with a representative on the phone so, I could resolve the issue. You can only communicate through emails with them. Truly does not make this a more user friendly experience, and lacks in the true meaning of customer service..
rodd8653 - Updates killed the app
Now if you don’t live for this app and reply super quick they unmatch and you can’t message the person anymore, unless you pay for rematching. Guess what? Leaving for good. There are plenty of other options that don’t expect me to quit my job to be on a dating app all day long.
update needed1 - How do I know if someone likes me?
This update is horrible since I can’t see who likes me.
anon1270202 - BEWARE: Free Trial charged 3 months immediately
This app offered a free 14 day trial and when you click on it, it signs you up for a PAID 3 month subscription which is $62 USD! I contacted the Bumble support team right away and they claimed they can’t undo the charge on their end, only Apple can. But then Apple said they won’t refund the charge. This is insane, a naked money grab. I can’t believe this is legal!
kshdsn - Rediculous Purchase Policy
DO NOT PURCHASE this subscription - I contacted the company less than 20 minutes after accidentally clicking on the subscription button for 62$ and they would not give me a refund or AT LEAST change my subscription to the 10$ one. Absolutely ridiculous cancellation policy... a scam. No way to filter out anyone who smokes drinks has kids been married etc etc. waste of money and disappointment of app. Customer service is a joke, they clearly copy and paste every answer they email you back.
Sueybot - Misleading “free boost trial”
App is fun and allows for connections. However do make it clear that your “free trial” offer is not indeed free. Or at least make the conditions of the “free trial” more clear before charging a 3 month subscription fee. Luckily Apple refunded the charge after I contacted them.
Mitch_blossom - Questionable
My account was blocked with no justification. To be honest I didn’t really mind that. However when I asked if my information was properly disposed of since I didn’t delete the account myself I received a series of unhelpful and borderline rude emails from their customer service. Definitely one of the most questionable experiences I’ve had on one of these apps.
Trever987111 - NO REFUND
Was told I was signing up for a 15 days trial, but I was instead charged $70 for a 3 month subscription. Better yet they won’t refund it. I’m getting my moneys worth then deleting after month 3. NOT HAPPY🤬
beauteousalex - Annoying push notifications
Receiving these cheesy push notifications everyday that you can’t even turn off is a deal breaker for me.
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HugeAssWall - Option to opt out of sending the first message?
I’ve had this app for a few days now and so far I love it! I’m finding that the general population of men on this app are actually a lot more frequently guys that I would actually go out with than men on tinder! I also really love that matches disappear after 24 hours if a conversation isn’t started. It actually makes you engage with other users and helps keep my match feed clean and updated! My biggest request though is that I think it would be really useful to have the option to opt out of the “women have to send the first message” thing. I get it, it’s a great idea, but sometimes I get so busy or I just can’t think of anything interesting enough to say (I don’t want to use a generic “hey”) and my match disappears! I end up feeling like I potentially missed out on a really great guy or wondering if they had anything interesting they would have said to me first. Just a suggestion, but I think the ability to opt out would be a great feature! Otherwise I totally love this app! MUCH more worth your time than Tinder.
SupruC - Typical cash grab
Been on bumble a few times and each time the same thing seems to occur. I will get a few matches over the course of a few weeks. However, I will swipe until my “bee line” runs out, or until there are no more people in my location to pick from. I live in a city with a population of over 100,000 people. My problem with the app is that even when there is no one left to swipe for, it still says there are people that have liked my profile and that I can pay money to get the matches or to see who liked me. I SHOULD HAVE ALREADY SWIPE LEFT OR RIGHT ON THEM. If there is no one left in my location why are you withholding the people that swiped right on? I feel like I’m never getting matches because the app prevents your pool of applicants from being people that have already liked you. I’m not paying for another bs dating app. Literally had my heart broken from my last girlfriend that I met on tinder. Point being, don’t feel bad about not getting matches because the developers are problem just prevents you from matching with people to make money. Hope you all have a better time than I have.
bradhutchinson - Waste of time all fake profiles
I’ve used all of the dating sites/apps over the past 6 months and as a man can tell you it is rare for any attractive woman to like you first. When I joined bumble however with a paid week to see who likes me I received 43 likes from beautiful woman in the first 12 hours, sorry guys that just doesn’t happen. For fun I went ahead and matched with all of them and guess what happened? 24 hours later they were all gone because none of these beautiful women ever started a conversation. It’s now a week later and not one single other person has liked my profile. No question about it this app gives you an absurd amount of fake likes the first day to get you to pay and then you realize they are all fake. Do not waste your time guys
Update August 2020. They changed the app recently and instead of showing you people who have liked you first bumble now does not show them to you at all. I scrolled through all profiles in my area and it still had not shown me a single person who liked me t he number of likes never decreased. I even had a female friend nearby like me and it never showed her to me. You cannot March with likes unless you pay for the app thus making it even more useless
beelineBlows - Don’t pay for it unless you want to endlessly swipe through beeline
They recently changed how people appear in your Beeline. It’s now based on an algorithm of who they think is your best match. Those “best” matches will appear at the top of your beeline. The old beeline showed the most recent people that swiped right on you, in that order, which would also be in your vicinity. Lucky for me, I visited Vegas, along with thousands of other people from all over the country, in June. It’s now October and the Beeline shows that I’m most compatible with everyone that lives outside of my state. Several people from Nevada, Florida, etc... I’m in Washington. Now, if I wanted a long distance relationship, that’d be great, but I don’t, and Seattle is one of the toughest places to date. I also don’t have time to endlessly check where people in the Beeline are from and then swipe accordingly. (And I spent a long time trying to clear that out only for it to be an endless endeavor.) Bumble - you have to revert back to the old beeline where you see the recent, local, right-swipes first. Or, give people the option to sort how they want. I can only imagine that this is horrible for people that travel a lot as they’ll never see local, hometown matches at the top.
Beau Stine - Either I’m Undesirable or this app is Rigged
I’ve been on this app on and off for a short while. I consider myself a decent looking guy, at least a 7 on a rating scale looks wise, I work hard to develop good qualities that I would like to see in myself that would make a woman happy and investing there time in me worth while. But I’ve found that I very rarely get any matches on this app,
and when I do it’s almost always after I’ve uncaringly swiped right for 5-10 minutes consecutively, just to see if this app really does work lol, and then I end up matching with women I don’t really like...
I am 5’5”, so I don’t know if that has a huge part in my lack of success, but I can’t help but feel that dating apps these days are favoring those who invest in the upgraded version of the app. Which makes sense on a business stand point, but makes me feel that these apps are just a wast of time... and I just don’t feel like throwing $15 away to “potentially” find a decent woman based off some algorithmic process that is out of my control. Perhaps the old fashion way of just approaching women at group activities, through friend hangouts, and random encounters is the better way to go?
no-mans-noland - Is it really feminist?
I find it kind of weird that Bumble stresses ‘feminism’ SO MUCH but I don’t really understand what’s feminist about it? Women are the ones in charge of starting conversations, which more often than not feels like a burden rather than a right. It’s 2019–actual feminists recognize that men do not need to be doing all of the initiating! Most women are not scared to start a conversation, especially if they’ve matched with someone on their dating app; we don’t need to be thrust into conversation-starting like that, it feels paternalistic, tbh. And the conversation prompts are stupid, like the “I feel most empowered when...” ?? It’s weird to see female empowerment commodified in this way. It cheapens it. Obviously, this isn’t all bumbles fault: they were trying to solve an epidemic of harassment through dating apps, but the root of the problem is societal gender differences, not the functions of the app itself. Other than that, Bumble is a good app. Gets the job done. I would love if we could delete conversation prompts from our bio if we don’t want them anymore!!!!
gretelkensova - Accounts deleted for no reason
I’ve used Bumble for about a year ago and then restarted a new account a few months ago. Recently my account was deleted after I went back on app, and I was very surprised knowing that I did not do anything wrong (or perhaps someone might have had reported me? - still surprised me to ask myself “what just happened?”). I was agonized about the situation because I had great matches and connections. So later, I made a new account, which had a verified profile, verified phone number and email, with a paid subscription to add further, that it seems Bumble took down my latest account without acknowledgment or reason, again. I reached out to the support team (by several emails sent weekly) and no response. I had to contact Apple to get back all the subscribed refunds since my accounts were blocked or removed from the app. Till this day, I am unsure why Bumble would do such a thing.
Personally, Bumble is careless about loyal customers and brand loyalty. It’s not fair, especially for me and anyone who deal with this matter, because we want to find connections and dates. I was to believe Bumble would be a great fit for those type of reason to use for dating app, but I was proven wrong.
My name Gretalia.
Jvgvghvghhgvgug - New update is HORRIBLE
From what I can tell, the only thing this update did was reduce the number of swipes you get per day from like 100 down to like 20. Why? I’ve probably swiped like 2000 times total and have only ever gotten one match so now it’s going to take a millennium to get another match. Also, I find it really really really stupid that you only get a certain number of undos before you have to buy more. Like my hand could have slipped or something on a babe and then I have to pay money to go back on it? That’s ridiculous. Just use tinder. It has way more users and from what I’ve seen from my brothers’ accounts, they’re generally hotter too. Only reason I’m not using tinder is because I accidentally put my actual age instead of 18 so... ya. Mistakes have been made since it just locks you out of the app. Also, am I just ugly or is there something else going on with the app that’s made it so I’ve only ever gotten one match in my 5 months of using it? Like I swipe right on 90% of the girls it recommends but get 0% back even though I’m basically the all star defender of my lacrosse team.
dieockfofjen - Waste of Time
Bumble will ban users for no reason and no explanation at all. The ban is permanent. Women can also do no wrong on this app. The obvious prostitutes and women with engagement rings on their fingers don’t get banned, but a picture of The Beatles at Tittenhurst Park will get you banned for life, which is the case of me. I had other pictures of course. Even when I was on the app I couldn’t stand it. I did not have an issue as far as matching with people. When you first download this app you be matched pretty quickly with about 10 people to start assuming you’re a normal person. I truly believe these are test accounts just to get your confidence up. After that, matches are hard to come by. And they’re hard to come by because any woman who is REMOTELY ATTRACTIVE will be matched with 100+ guys in less than 20 seconds. This is absolutely true. Pretty soon it’s in the thousands and these women will not scroll through the waiting list to find you. Don’t blame them. Women have 24 hours to respond to a march. I’ve matched with a decent amount of people. I’ve never had someone actually send a message. Women rarely approach guys in person or initiate a conversation to strangers in person. What makes Bumble think they’ll do it on an app?
Taken 😉 - Thanks to Bumble I met my future husband to be!
This app changed my life! Dating is hard as it is and at this time and age who really has the time to go out at meet somebody? At least I didn’t have the time, so online dating was the best option for me. I tried many websites and the one thing that always bothered me was the creepy guys that won’t stop talking to you after you told them you are not interested. Bumble was different! I am a feminist and I liked knowing that the majority of the people that were here will be comfortable with a girl that wants to say the first “hello”, it eliminated the macho men that I didn’t wanted to date. It also gave me more control in the process because I was able to decide who I want to talk to. Also, don’t disregard the “two day option”, my fiancé used it to show me that he really wanted me to talk to him again and he made sure to remind me before the 24 hours expired. Ever since then my life has changed for the better. Thank you Bubmle for helping us meet! ❤️
Ilmd2019 - Not satisfied
I’ve been on other dating apps before in the past. I really liked bumble at first because I liked the concept of not getting bombarded by hundreds of messages by creepy men.. I ended up matching with someone and we talked for about a week on the app before we exchanged numbers. Long story short I found out he was a catfish even though he had a blue check mark next to his name meaning he is verified. I thought it was cool that you can verify yourself on this app to try and prevent being catfished but it really didn’t make a difference. The main thing I also don’t like is how my location is public. I understand they need my location in order to find local people for me to match with but why does it have to show on my profile for everyone to see? Prior to me finding out that the guy I was taking to was a catfish I noticed one day that he was about 10 miles away from my location even though he lived 60 miles away from me. I don’t know if this was a coincidence but it was concerning to me. I ended up blocking and reporting him after he finally admitted that he was a catfish and I’m not sure if bumble did anything or not. As with any other dating app there will be catfish and creeps but just be careful.
Jpress4 - 24 hour rule is outdated.
Bumble does what it can to bring quality to dating via online. I think some improvements could be made with the 24 hour response rule. This just is simply too short of a window. Bumble promotes the app as a woman empowered app where we should go out in the world and be the baddest Bees we can be! Yet, we’re supposed to be tied to our phone waiting for that match to come in and then message within 24 hours. I feel this goes against what Bumble preaches. Sometimes I’m a busy bee taking on the world at work and don’t have time to message someone within 24hours and the same for the bumble guys. I think not sitting on a match forever is right on but I suggest a “3-day rule” for initial responses. Give people time to have balance with dating and other life responsibilities. The app says if a match expires you can have a chance to match again but why would I swipe again on a person that either ignored me or ran out of time the first time? That basically makes women continue to throw themselves at men... just saying.
wb1992forever - Almost perfect
I really like this app. It’s got a tinder feel to it with all of the left and right swiping, but I feel like I run across better quality people (for the most part anyway, let’s be real here lol), and not everyone is wanting just a hookup.
I also love the fact that I have to be the one to initiate the conversation. No more being bombarded with unwanted or creepy messages 😂. I didn’t like this feature at first, but now I’ve come to appreciate it.
One of the major downfalls is even though I said yes to getting notified of new messages, I only get notified about 70% of the time. And other people I’ve talked to have had the same issue. On top of that, there’s not time stamp on the messages, so you have no idea how long a message has been sitting in your inbox if/when you don’t get notified and run across it.
And then one improvement to the profile that I’d love to see, is an area to put what you’re really there for. A relationship? Hookup? Friends? A serious relationship? Dating? It helps weed out what you don’t want faster.
steelheadslayer - Do not waste your time
Good thing I only paid for one week. Read some of the reviews. “I’ve been using this app for a couple years and I love the way it puts the women in control making the first move”. I didn’t read any thing about meeting actually someone and forming a relationship. Most of the people on here I would have to say are real. But as far as anybody getting any notifications that would ruin the developers game. Cause if they actually notified all the beautiful women every time somebody swiped to right meaning yes eventually and sooner than later she would be gone. You don’t hear anybody talking about how they met the love of their life on here. Or even anything being mentioned how anybody has met people that they are now great friends. I would get notifications saying someone is interested in you. Hurry up and start searching your next swipe could be a match. Common.... really. Then if that’s not bad enough I extended the distance to the max which is 100 miles and I ran out of searches. I have no idea how they have a 4.1 out 5 rating. And 24 hours is not long enough for a person to respond. These days people are very busy. And do not take the time to open this app every single day.
Mo3016 - Be aware this business is not BBB accredited
This app seems was designed to swindle lonely people. When I had the free version it showed blurry bubbles and a message stating 9 people liked my profile, and I had to get the paid app to find out who. I enrolled for a month which was $22. Then I checked who liked me, there were only 3 people instead of 9, and they were from far away. So I adjusted my distance parameters to 50 miles. This adjustment ended up my options. Since then I’m getting literally zero, one or luckily two profiles to view per day, and a screen advising me to check later for more. I can’t even see the people I liked.
I wrote Bumble various emails to request them to provide me with the service, or to disconnect my account and reimburse the remaining days (which was more than 3 weeks), or to downgrade my service for the weekly rate.
They apologized they couldn’t do anything. On top of that, despite I live in a very well populated city, with more than a million inhabitants, they suggested me to extend my searching parameters, and asked me to recommend them to my friends so I could have a “buzzing experience”.
This looks like joke, but it isn’t. Learn from my experience and don’t waste your money.
Cupcakeboots18 - I hate the “Boost” feature
I like the app in general I don’t think much is wrong with it other than the “boost”. Honestly to me its kind of low to require people to pay 10 dollars a week just to see who matched with you. Also, the app is very sensitive and at least 10-20 times I have accidentally swiped left on people just trying to scroll through their profile and I can’t get it back without paying. I know at least once I saw a profile and I was really really interested and trying to scroll back to the top of his profile it swiped left and I couldn’t get it back. Maybe to some people 10 dollars is no big deal but I don’t have a lot of money to be spending that on a a dating app. If you want to charge a few dollars to see the beeline then fine, but things like going back on someone you accidentally swiped left on or keeping a conversation after 24 hours should be free. Stop trying to profit off of people like that. Im sorry if this sounds mean or cheap but thats just me.
Colin4556 - Lack of Transparency
So I have been a paying user on Bumble for YEARS, without any issues what so ever. Several months back I meet a woman and we begin a relationship. After a few months I find out she is MARRIED and I break things off with her, naturally. This woman has then proceeded to try and smear my name at every turn. She writes a complaint about me to Bumble who has since shut my account down with no chance of a review. Their customer service just sends me a generic message that all decisions are final. Is there a chance of my profile being restored? How about reimbursements for my paid subscription(s)? Yeah right. This all feels very unfair to me. I’ve not had any issues in years on this application and one complaint made by a motivated individual has me completely blacklisted? I just don’t understand how the facts point in such a way where I have violated any of Bumbles terms or conditions? I’ve been a model paying user with high engagement and someone who misrepresented themselves through their profile has the ability to get me unilaterally blocked. I am having a hard time wrapping my head around this. All the time and money invested into my profile and they could care less. Just wow.
Bman7407 - Met my soulmate
I’ve been on a lot of dating apps. This is by far probably the best app. The fact that the women has to message you first means that she’s already interested in you. It’s a great boost of confidence to know someone is attracted to you. Anyway I deleted this app a couple months ago because I finally met my dream girl. I’m writing this review in the off chance it helps someone. I was on this app for probably about 3 years. I’m not going to say it’s an easy process. For me there were long periods of time in between when I would actually match with someone and even longer for when the match would send me a message. Anyway don’t give up hope, keep swiping. Remember that your match might not even be on the app yet and that it’s a lesson in patience to find her. Be yourself, be honest in your profile, and treat the women on here with respect. You will find someone, there is someone out there for everyone. Just keep searching. And keep your chin up!
GoldieCL - If you like hookups or being ghosted
Many use online dating as a way to hookup, and then there are those of us who have demanding jobs and can’t go out all the time in the hope of meeting someone. I initially tried bumble because I had hoped there’d be fewer creepy guys here given that it’s all about woman messaging first, etc. Well, maybe a few years ago that was the case. Nowadays it seems like everyone wants an open relationship/hookup, or you’re matched with guys way outside your preferences. Even if you make a connection (and are clear you’re looking for long-term), most of the men will be looking for hookups. Many times messaging will fall flat, or you’ll connect and they’ll never respond to your first message and it will expire. On the brief chance that you do actually go out - 9 times out of 10 they’ll never contact you again despite trying to set up a second date. Dating prior to using apps would always lead to second and third dates, so I learned the hard way that it’s not me - it’s the kind of men who use these apps. Be warned. If you’re looking for a hookup this will work out for you, if not, save yourself trouble and heartache and try meeting someone in person instead.
uberoverlyftanyday - Only takes 1
The app itself is pretty decent. Cool setup for the profile page, asks lots of cool introductory questions. Not why I’m writing the review tho. I initially just got the app to get laid but then I met this amazing, intelligent, funny, sweet, easy going, beautiful girl. She’s like my new best friend and if it wasn’t for the fact she goes to school so far away I would most definitely ask her to be my girlfriend. My assumptions and ideas I had about the type of people l’d meet on bumble were definitely very wrong, I met a girl who’s personality I thought couldn’t even be found in my dreams, let alone on bumble, not too long later and she’s someone I really care about; I love her, she’s so amazing. I’ve never written any type of review in my life, but she’s so special I felt I owed bumble a little credit. But anyway, I’d recommend the app solely on that basis, you never know who you’ll run into, might just meet your best friend. But if ur looking to just get action, tinder is the move😂
Gio The Melon - Used to be the best dating app out there, now it’s just like the others..
This app used to be of the best quality and I personally thought it was above all the other dating sites. It was simple to use, easy to get matches and didn’t cost as much as the others, that IS if you even wanted to pay. I recently started using the app again and I saw some very subtle but bad changes.. First of all, I’m pretty sure the pricing for boost was raised, or at least the week trial was, I don’t remember it being 11 dollars. Second, they made it frustrating to get to the people that liked you (if you aren’t boost) I remember getting notifications for people liking me and then when I opened the app, they were one of the first cards that appeared in the swipeline and I matched. Now I’ve swiped until I reached my limit and didn’t find the people who liked me! so I have to wait until the next day. Which brings me to my third point, the limit. For some reason there’s a limit to how much you can swipe now, that’s got to be the worst change from this app so far. These changes all make bumble seem like all the other generic freemium dating apps.
836395@.!/6:!,&;'shdkfndhei - I paid them and they stole my money.
I made an in-app purchase which I truly, truly regret. If you are thinking of paying them, think again before making this error. You would think them being so big they would have better customer service, but they don’t, all they care about is your money and too bad if the app does not function properly. The app basically does not work, it’s glitchy and works when it feels like working causing me to be unable to actually speak to my matches. So if you want to waste your money by all means give them all of it while they scoff in your face about how their terms and conditions don’t allow them to refund you your money that you paid them via a desktop on their own website for absolutely nothing.
Bumble, shame on you for such terrible service. I would understand if I truly honestly did not have a valid reason and just wanted my money back but I actually have a valid reason which I have absolutely no control over because I did not develop your app. Who can I talk to that can actually fix the situation because Mike from the support team does not seem to care?
I want my money back, because THIS is NOT OKAY!!!!!
Multifuzz - Safety is Number 1
I have been using bumble for a while and have always really liked it. It’s easy to use and I find that the people I have to choose from are higher quality. It’s also very easy to filter people you aren’t interested in thanks to their preferences feature. Today though, Bumble exceeded my expectations. I reported a profile (first time reporting anyone) because I had met up with him after we agreed to hangout and talk. He was not who his profile said he was and he repeatedly tried to force himself onto me. I said no very clearly a bunch of times until he finally let me leave. After I reported his profile, Bumble immediately emailed me to ask if I was okay and said that they had blocked his profile from Bumble. I was simply reporting it just in case others had the same issue with this guy. Bumble actually listened and their response was really professional and thoughtful. It’s nice to know that they take safety so seriously! Thanks bumble!
B.deee - Glitchy and Expensive
Matches are not loading in the que. I receive notifications and the message icon at the top blinks as if there is a new match, but the que remains blank. I have tried deleting and re-downloading, but no change. As a guy paying for a premium version this makes me want to delete it. Also the super swipes are too expensive. It is the only direct way to connect with someone and at a dollar each you are practically gambling your money away. There is no guarantee that anything will come of it. The strangest thing and I don’t know if it’s just a coincidence or what, but it seems to use the same match logarithm as tinder. I consistently swipe the same people between both apps within the same time period. I don’t know if they are both using the same third party for the card deck, but it is very strange?!? Maybe someone has more info on this this or has seen the same thing, but I definitely don’t want to be paying the premium for both apps when they just end up being the same. In a large city like DC I would expect this not to happen even with similar search preferences.
MakennaSwaggy - Bumble🐝
I’ve been using bumble for a while now and I love it because I feel like it’s less for hook-ups and more for actually meeting people and getting to know them. But, I do have some friends who enjoy it so I decided to download it today and give it a try. A few hours later I saw an error message and found out that I was banned. This confused me because I did not have any nudity, hate, violence, etc. In fact, I actually had written “no hookups” in my bio because I’m not like that. With that being said, I wold recommend getting bumble over tinder any day. I love bumble for MANY reasons:
1) they don’t ban you for no reason without telling you why
2) the customer support is great and helpful
3) I’ve actually met a lot of cool people and made some really good friends!
4) I’m glad there are different modes. I like being able to switch between bumble date and bumble bff. My friend Kayla and I met on bumble and went out a couple times and now we’re like best friends.
ecwhitman - Months later still haven’t met anyone
But that’s mostly due to the fact that apparently all of the girls in my city just want to get drunk, and that’s not my cup of tea. I’m not blaming BumbleBFF for uninteresting people. I think my biggest problem with the app is that your matches expire so quickly. My schedule is all over the place, and I often miss out on matches because I didn’t have time to check it for a couple of days. I don’t see how that feature is necessary. Another issue is the fact that there doesn’t seem to be anyone checking the profiles to remove/temporarily disable users that have been inactive for a very long time or have straight-up lied on their profile. I’ve seen several that have an age listed, but in their bio blatantly claim that the age is a lie & they are much younger than they say they are. Maybe, there should also be a reminder that pops up when people use the app in a new physical location to update their bio because I see a TON of profiles where the bio says, “Just moved to (insert place 2,000 miles away) and looking for new friends,” but the profile says they’re only like 7 miles away.
Kim153716 - User friendly but not great and don’t pay for upgraded features
Almost every negative review is correct. I paid (mainly out of curiosity) to see who had already swiped right since there were so many. I reached out to some to which I usually got no response. I started to get suspicious when I’d see new matches appear in real time so I’d contact them right away, sometimes just asking “Are you real” since they literally just “alleged” swiped right and when I automatically messaged them, I got no response. If you pay, test it, you’ll see. It seems as though Bumble “entices” you by telling you you have a million awaiting matches so pay and when you do, almost none are real (or don’t respond). The odds of that happening are very high, way too high for there not to be something going on with Bumble behind the scenes.
If you want to play around, as I said, it is user friendly and the recent upgrades that allow you to put height, political affiliations etc. is long overdue, but if you pay for upgrades, don’t expect much. Lastly, I agree that you should be be allowed to be on the app without a written profile.
Rockgod22 - Done with dating apps in general.
Why waste time with pointless apps that just want you to waste money to gain access to “premium features.” I’ve used the regular version of Bumble for awhile now and have gotten matches before but when only 7-10 out of the 50+ matches you’ve gotten actually talks to you and you manage to go on a date with 1 of them, you realize that something is definitely wrong or needs major improvement. The way I see it, is that you should not have to pay large amounts of money to find love. I’ve gotten to the point where I feel depressed about even getting onto these apps because at this point they are just straight up pointless. Who wants to match with a pretty guy/girl just to end up getting ghosted or never even getting a date at all???? I even feel bad for my guy and girl friends who use these apps and just get the same results. Please spare yourself the feelings of depression and a broken heart and use a dating app that only charges you once for access instead of charging you multiple times for a “premium subscription” or do what I do and go out into the world and meet people. Thanks for attending my TED Talk.
AMRaven - Bumble BFF
Bumble BFF coolest idea. I re-found/ reconnected with my current boyfriend on bumble so all good stuff. BFF though on the other hand needs work because there isn’t a lot of traffic (especially in my exact town) which clearly cannot be fixed without marketing and demand. Buuuuuuut for BFF the setting should be different where one doesn’t have to talk first or the expiring after 24 hours thing could just not happen. For the dating portion it’s perfect because there would be enough people for me to be active on it to see within the time frame and it’s a way to only message the people you’re actually interested in. So amazing. But when on BFF it’s usually days before someone actually matches (because there’s no one around not because I’m not dopeaf) so I don’t check the app every day and when I match with someone it’s 9/10 blocked because it’s past the 24 hours. Sooo asking for a friend to help me out because I’m literally asking for a friend. Thanks.
nicolette369 - it worked
Won’t even lie, after 4+ years on and off on Tinder, Ok Cupid, Plenty of Fish, Hinge and of course, Bumble, I’d started to lose hope. Never mind the fact that hope began to dwindle at the ripe old age of 23.. I remember hopping on Bumble one day and swiping right on a guy who had sucky pictures, but I felt called to swipe right on. Fast forward 12+ months, 500+ miles (he moved!) and countless hours of FaceTime later I can confidently say that being on Bumble helped me find one of my soulmates. Our story wasn’t smooth and seamless, and we’re still working toward that apartment in the city where we can see each other every day, but as cliché as this is: it sure was worth it. If you’re reading this and you’re losing hope, just know that there are things being orchestrated behind the scenes that you have no idea about. Divine timing is at play and what is meant for you won’t ever go past you. Thank you, Bumble. I owe your founder a coffee - or three! ( ;
Cody 785335 - Sexist Awful App
If you’re a guy you’re better off on any other dating app. Bumble is extremely sexist towards guys. Within 24 hours of making my account i was permanently suspended and blocked for impersonation. The best part is that I already verified my photos in the app with their own verification system, what a joke. To go even further i sent an email asking what i could do because after all it is me in my photos. Whether it be send in my drivers license or a video etc. I got a generic copy paste response of course. I inquired further and got a message from a woman named sarah who told me that since 3 girls reported me as fake i was permanently banned and it was irreversible. She told me that all bans are looked through thoroughly and would never be overturned. I had my account for less than 24 hours and only had 4 matches.. they didn’t review anything at all. So if you’re a guy on bumble and 3 girls report you for any reason at all or just to troll you, then you are instantly and permanently banned no questions asked. I give the app 0 stars and the employees -5 stars. Moral of the story, if you’re a guy don’t bother wasting your time. Go to tinder or hinge or any other dating app but bumble.
Mizul - If you want to waste your time download this app
90% fake profiles and they are all scammers and phishing for idiots to take advantage of. Nearly every females profile has a snap or Instagram attached to it asking to join their premium membership.
Get a grip on your business model and start whipping out all the fakes and the scammers - you have employees - let them search profiles all day and deactivate the fakes and the scammers as they are simple to weed out. Some girls have 20-30 accounts and they all lead to the same girl. Figure out your coding to keep them out, it’s actually possible. If they can’t have their location on they can’t use the app, that should be part of your security. It guarantees people that they are real and local, not all the way in Nigeria. You are developers and coders, use your skills for Christ sake.
***Update: Your response of you taking fake profiles seriously is an absolute joke. 90% at least are fake. You should hire more people to delete profiles. You shouldn’t allow SnapChat or Instagram on the profiles at all. They just use it to promote their profiles and get followers. Just a joke that you try to act like you enforce anything. Clearly you don’t.
Reviewer judging honestly - Awful Algorithm even compared to Tinder
Tinders Algorithm withers men’s score blatantly over time with only perfect rule abiding techniques to spare them. There should be a option to reset your AI algorithm for 40$ or something. There’s genuine handsome and good quality men getting burnt down with the other 5-6s-10 men because initially a few years ago not understanding how jarringly permanent and strict the settings are for scoring your profile visibility. Also being as big your company is clearly buying away other newer concepts and apps from growing and doing it better. So allow men specifically to come back by way of payment or a quicker ELO reset that slowly comes back over time not over liking or what have you. 3 stars only comes from the fact that your app got soo big and is the only dating app that has enough eyes that you can actually use it like the top 5 are supposed to MINIMALLY be able to be used. I had to reset a bew profile on my family members phone and went from 3-4 likes a month maybe, to almost 200 likes in abut a week or less. What in the F—K?
jehanmi - Not Worth It
Did seriously for about a week. All the profiles blur together after awhile, which made me feel like I wasn’t being fair to the guys. More importantly, the men do NOT write back! In the week I had it, I made about 15 matches and only one responded back and then said nothing after that. I put serious effort into starting a convo, beyond “hi” and using something on their profile to show I’d actually looked at it and nothing in return. Granted, they only have 24 hours, so could be more an app issue. Either way, deleted account, won’t download again.
Edit to developer response of the 24 hour rule being for “intentional conversation.” Clearly, they are not aware of people my age having busy jobs, children to take care of and overall not living on their phones 24/7. For an app that is supposed to empower women, all it did was make me feel bad about myself when no response was made when I went out of my comfort zone to start a convo. Still can’t recommend the app for anyone looking to have any sort of meaningful connection. If you want a hookup or polyamory, the app would probably work for you. Facebooks new match works quite well, give that a try.
heennard - Bost is Dry
So i’ve had this app for a couple months now. It great really, i’ve meet some really cool people. I bought a one week trail back in September or so to see what it was all about. A had over 90+ people in my beeline each day and usually whittled it down throughout the day. My week ended and I kept using the app, matched with people regularly and everything was fine. A month or so went by and I bought a whole month of bumble boost. I then discovered that you can use filters to filter out anything, say you only wanted to look for people that prefer dogs, you can filter out people who only like cats, or lots of animals, ect. Well, i’m not sure if turning on the filters hides your profile from others with those selections, but i have only had like 9 people in total in my beeline since i bought the month boost. I don’t know if something is up with the algorithm or if it’s just a gimmick. It would be a great marketing scam if you made the first time customer rich with people in their beeline. Then when they come back to repurchase you starve them. Not saying that’s what happened, but something is up.
Longtimetwitteruser - New bug?? ** edited
Always have enjoyed the app, especially it being catered towards women and them controlling who speaks to them and who doesn’t in an aspect of safety. I had redownloaded the app two nights ago and now profiles are showing up twice, three times, four times in a row. The first person it was the same picture and age, different name, three different times. And I thought at first it was a double profile the person had made or a spam or something, I closed the app and came back. Same thing. One person, pass them up, same exact profile, swipe, same profile. I don’t know if its just regenerating them or if i’m accidentally swiping on people i didn’t mean to because the profile’s are doubling. Please fix this, it’s so very annoying.
Edit*** its been 6 days since the new update came out a day after i originally made my first post. absolutely nothing has changed and i am getting NO notifications. profiles are now repeating 2-10 times and i missed matches because i never got a notification and am not paying 10 dollars to get them back. this app is basically not even usable right now. fix this. changing this to 1 star.
Newer Reviewer Tour - Works, mostly. Be careful & polite
I got a “warning” but Bumble refuses to say which guideline I was being warned about. I honestly didn’t think I violated any community guidelines. I’ve asked multiple times over email how I could avoid whatever mistake I made and they refuse to say. They point me to the guidelines again. I ask for more info, they point me to the guidelines again. What good is a warning if we don’t know what is being warned? The photos are me, they are appropriate, my profile is polite and honest. Best guess: I did unmatch someone for the reason that I was not interested in dating a transgendered individual, and instantly after doing that I got a warning, so I think that person (just one) must have complained. Sorry, person. I believe I have the right to date my preference, which is for women who were born female. There is no hate or phobia, it’s just not my personal interest. Guys, especially in the Bay Area, if you have the same preference, be polite. You might include what I now do in my profile to avoid any future hurt feelings. Saying you are “seeking a natural born female” seems to be allowed within the community guidelines at this time. Was that it, Bumble? I may never know.
Bseal29 - Great dating app but needs improvement
So far Bumble is the best dating app Ive used. Ive met a lot of real women and had a lot of great dates. However, my biggest complaint is that you cant set a permanent city where you live. Which is so frustrating because I travel a lot for work as well as go to a lot of sporting events, concerts, and conferences in various cities. And each time I do so, I match with a TON of women from those cities where Im visiting then when I get home, they're like wait you don't live here?! (in the city where we match) and Im like no I live such and such place and they're like I don't want a long distance relationship (even though Im always less than 3 hours away from where they live) and they say I deceived them or wasn't honest about where I live. And Im like, no the app stalked me and said my current city was Orlando or wherever I was that day, but I really live in Ft Meyers sorry about that. So it would be helpful if you allowed us to set our home city instead of changing it every time we get in our car and go somewhere. Thanks!
Thephoenixlights - Pointless Unless You Pay
I used this app for a couple of months and the few matches I got ended up timing out, so not once did I have a conversation with someone. Matches only last 24 hours and people don’t want to check Bumble BFF every day. I had tons of hidden matches that I could only unlock if I paid, so I ended up deleting the app because I’m not willing to pay for just being able to chat with someone who has similar interests. It may have worked out eventually but it shouldn’t take months to be able to find one or two people to communicate with, so not worth the space on my phone.
Update: the developer response I received is misleading, perhaps because I worded my complaint poorly. You DO have to pay to unlock the people who have swiped right on you. You’ll see a bunch of these blurry faces up top but you won’t be able to see who they are, swipe right on them or message them unless you pay for premium. That is what I meant to convey. The people I matched with (we both swiped right on each other) I never once got to communicate with because the chats expire after 24 hours and not everyone can respond that quickly.
geturshitstraight - Blocked
It seems like every time I’ve tried to use bumble on the date setting my account never fails to get blocked and I’m never told the reason as to why it gets blocked. I had my account on bumble friends for months before this and I had no issues, met a few girls and I’m still friends with them, but the minute I changed it to the date setting, not even a full day later, my account gets blocked and I’m not allowed to get it back or even make a new account. I tried to speak to customer support about the issue too, where I was originally told that my account was active on bumbles end and they couldn’t figure out why it was saying my account was blocked. They asked me to send a screenshot of what I was seeing and after that my account was officially blocked and I really didn’t do anything. I literally had bumble date for maybe 3 days, I didn’t even get to have a conversation with someone else once I changed the setting to date, before I accidentally deleted the app, which it was working FINE but once I accidentally deleted the app trying to delete other ones and tried to sign back in, I just kept telling me my account was blocked.
___brolin___ - Excludes Trans People
I’d love to give it more than 1 star, but I am forced to give it only 1 based on what I am about to say. I am a female-born NCAA athlete in a women’s sport who first used Bumble Dating in 2017 and made my profile under the gender option of “Woman” and used it for a bit. I recently downloaded Bumble again for the BFF mode. Being “out” as a trans athlete has been risky but I wanted to change my gender to male because that is how I have always identified and I now feel more comfortable being out.
You’d think, okay, that should be easy enough. Nope. My profile has been “photo-verified” for the previous gender of “woman”, so I have to contact support in order to change it now. Besides the fact that it’s VERY exclusive to trans people, who may identify as non-binary or something outside the man/woman binary, it’s ridiculously dumb. I should be able to change my gender to match how I identify without the hassle of contacting support. This app should be more inclusive for those who may have atypical life experiences and who aren’t just “men” or “women”. Unless there was some sort of adjustment for that, I will always see this as a 1 star app and I’ll make it known that I believe it to be unfair.
CodeQueenLove - Blocked my account
I read through all of Bumble’s terms and conditions after they blocked my account. It states specific reasons an account would be blocked and none of them are anything I did. hopefully they aren’t just blocking people’s account based on overly emotional men who can’t handle rejection without actually reviewing the content. Which is obviously what occurred in my case. I did contact bumble the next day after my account was blocked, Before I even wrote this review And like I said I read through EVERYTHING and nothing mentioned was anything I did. I did say things back to people who insulted me but I never insulted anyone without blatantly being insulted because they weren’t happy with what I was looking for which is a TRADITIONAL man most of the time I laughed it off or ignored the comments. So obviously Bumble doesn’t review their own terms and conditions or they need to be updated because I didn’t do anything outside of the guidelines. But then again they do require women to Message first so maybe they have a problem with women who still like the way things were done when relationships and marriages actually lasted and I don’t like beta men.
hrh1013 - Paid for it and don’t get the features...
I’m not one to write reviews, but I’ve been disappointed by the fact that I paid for the app in order to be able to “beeline” to the guys who’ve swiped right to get them at the front of the queue. However, I’ve noticed that when I’ve had several guys in the queue with the green circle around them, they’ll all disappear out of nowhere, and several times when I’ve pushed “not interested” in one guy who’s swiped right, it’ll make all of the green circled guys go away (before I even got to look at their profiles, and they were all from the same city...not all traveling out of the city at the exact same time). I downloaded Hinge 3 or 4 days ago and already have so many more matches and likes than Bumble, and what finally made me write this review is that a guy messaged me that he had swiped right on me on Bumble (only to go into Bumble to prove my theory that the beeline doesn’t work properly). Not sure what’s going on with the Bumble app, but have been highly disappointed that I paid for it and don’t get the benefits that come with paying for it. :(
samdig1 - Used to love paid version
I used to really like the “beeline” feature on the paid version of this app. Beeline basically shows you people who have already swiped right on you. Used to be great because it wouldn’t show people outside of your search radius. Now, if you have beeline, it just shows you everyone who’s ever swiped right on you regardless of your location. I have people on my beeline who live in other states and the majority of them live way too far for me to want to invest in talking to them and meeting them. The worst part is beeline doesn’t even organize your bees in geographical order so I have to basically sift through bees until I find one that I am also interested in who also lives close enough to me to invest some time in. When I wrote bumble about this they told me this was helping people find better dates. For someone like me who works a lot and doesn’t have a lot of free time, I’d much prefer to be able to set a radius on potential matches. At least organize bees in geographical order! I definitely won’t be renewing my subscription unless something is done about this.
Kenny Winfield - Mostly fake/inactive profiles
The app itself is fairly stable and easy to use, albeit limited.
Unfortunately, that’s overshadowed by the complete lack of actual human beings. I’ve matched with dozens of women in the last month in my rural area, but only 4 of them ever texted in the first 24 hours; i often use up my extends and still hear nothing. Their locations almost never change which is indicative of old inactive accounts. The few who do text me usually only do so once, often in broken english to tell me all about fun singles in my area, or they go “hi” then ghost. I’m like 90% sure it’s not my openings, because they seem to work fairly well on other dating apps.
This has been an ongoing trend for the last 9 months that I’ve been using bumble. I’ve not had this trouble on Tinder or others, i can usually get a date or two a week there if i’m staying active. I’ve only been on 2 bumble dates in the time i’ve been using it.
Really very disappointing how much of a failure this app has turned out to be. I was really tired of the rifraf on tinder and had heard great things about Bumble being more serious but tbh it feels like i’m browsing Backpage.
bethlechat - Definitely worth a shot
So I had the app for just under two weeks- actively used it for less than one (I did pay for boost that one week). I love that as a woman I have a bit more control. I also love that instead of just matching by location, all these variables are taken into consideration.
I started talking to someone who has a lot in common with me. I was surprised because it isn’t a big place that I live, but had I not used this app I may not have either met this person or hit it off with them. It might not be exactly the same experience for everyone (I think it’s great especially for those who need an intellectual connection and have common ground). We stepped off the app though after a few days, and are planning to meet up. I don’t know what will happen, but I am hopeful and at least happy that I gave a dating app a chance finally and put myself out there again.
gml769 - Waste of Time
I deleted my profile after about a month when suddenly I was flooded with profiles of very undesirable men. It is very hard to match with people and when you do almost 100% of the time the conversations never go anywhere and people don’t respond. I really don’t get what the point is but then again I guess this is just another hook up app. There really seems to be no true real answer for those of us looking to find committed relationships and not hook up with people. It really should not be allowed for people to be on here with no written profile - all they do is have their name, age, and a photo. You shouldn’t be allowed to be on the app if you’re not going to make a profile and at least put some effort into it. There’s very little barrier to entry on this app so it’s very easy for people to join and be a part of it without having to fill out anything. Hence tons of people you will waste time swiping through and never really finding what you’re looking for, most likely. If you’re looking for Friday night versus forever, then this app is for you.
Deanna13321 - Longtime user banned without explanation
I’ve been using Bumble for at least a year if not longer. I loved it, I’ve met many wonderful people on it. I met my last partner off of it-and we were together for 5 months. I’ve recommended Bumble to several of my friends and even to my mom for the BFF side of it-she thinks it’s great. I was banned yesterday. I contacted support to figure out what happened and I received two emails one minute apart. The first one stated that they couldn’t find an account linked to my email and the second said that due to “several complaints” I would be blocked permanently with no chance of reactivation and with no explanation. I have never behaved inappropriately or been unnecessarily rude to people who were not rude to me. I have not been contacted again and I expect they won’t respond to my most recent email inquiring about the block.
I’ve read several other complaints about scamming and difficulty canceling paid subscriptions. I was never a paying consumer because I didn’t care enough for that and I had plenty of matches without boosts. Don’t use this app. The people who run it are incompetent.
tiddlywinks7 - WORST OF THE DATING APPS
I never write reviews but things are so bad, I had to take a moment to share how horrible I think this app is. Bumble was great for awhile but at some point they changed their algorithm or something and things have seriously nosedived. The app seems to be treating men and women very differently and gives zero chance to most men. My male friends and I have all experienced matches with people we swiped left on and a mysterious “profile death” - meaning after that initial boost in the first 24 hours, the profile just dies...no matches nothing in the cue, nothing except for maybe some randoms from OTHER cities. I made the dumb mistake of paying to see who was in my beeline...ALL OUT OF TOWNERS...like HUNDREDS of miles away. I don’t experience this on any of the other dating apps. I’ve also found out from female friends who’s profile would show up constantly on my feed that they never ONCE saw my profile. The really tanked a good thing here and I’m gonna be their fiercest guerrilla anti-marketer because they clearly don’t care about the customer or matches. They just want you to buy coins or whatever. Just do hinge, tinder or OKC
lviovvluv - Bad service and careless attitude
I had good experience before this stupid things happened!
I don’t know why I just been blocked by no reasons . Then I got an new account. After I paid my boost function 3 days , they canceled my boost function , I contacted with the customer service, tried to deal with it ,and the customer service asked me send them the receipt ,they will resolve it . ok I sent receipt to them. Then I randomly complained they blocked my old account, do you know what happened? ! That’s really funny, they told me , oh no if ur old account been blocked, you just are not allowed to register another new account, and we are gonna block your new account as well, and we won’t refund your money for the boost function. I asked them why u blocked my accounts, if I violated their rules , they should’ve showed me the evidence . But they didn’t . They just took all my money and stop responding, like robbery! ! !
And advice : hopefully they can remind the users before they blocking their accounts , tell them the reasons specifically. I’m done with this trash . My friends try to download it , I’m gonna tell them : noooooo
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