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.
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!
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.
TDROID$$!!! - Not bad, but needs work
This app is good for meeting new people, however, it’s kinda unfair to use. What I mean by this is that if you end up liking someone or someone (or that person) likes you, in order for you to see who that is or for it to be an official match, you must pay $18 just to see who they are that liked you, which is really unnecessary and expensive if all you’re trying to do is meet someone, and god forbid it’s someone you don’t find interesting or doesn’t match your personality, then you’d end up just blowing $18 for no reason when the whole point was just to meet someone YOU thought was perfect for you. And on top of that, the women have to make the first move (which isn’t necessarily a bad thing), but some don’t make a move at all after matching (from what I experienced). So it then makes it unclear as to whether they even meant to do that in the first place or not, and since I (a male) can’t say anything first, I’m just left in the dark as to why I haven’t heard from anyone cause I can’t say anything to confirm if she’s willing to meet. Im not trying to complain or say it’s a bad app or anything cause it actually does what it’s supposed to do, but I’m just pointing out the flaws of paying an expensive price just to see who swiped you and whether it was worth the money or not and also pointing out the communication issues between people.
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.
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.
Sebastian Evridge Pope - Deceptive with your matching preferences.
Not a bad app. Haven’t gotten any targeted ads yet, and haven’t been smothered with obvious fakes either. I’m giving the lower rating because they have basically put the “Dealbreaker” buttons in your range settings as a placebo. I’ve been trying to go mile-by-mile outward, because there is an entire college just outside of 40 miles away, and my queue will be entirely dominated by people from that college if I don’t restrict my range. What I find happening anyway is I will still see people OUTSIDE that range after I’ve set my range to be a dealbreaker! Even sneakier, I will sometimes find that this setting has been turned off for me, as if they’re trying to pull a fast one on me. In addition, how is it that one day I can swipe through every profile in a specific range, but the next day there’s several less than 10 miles out? Not likely they made their profile day, since that little “new here” bubble appears on their profile. There is clearly some sneaky business going on to restrict your swiping to people who will never see your profile past a certain point, and hold some in reserve so you can swipe on for longer. In the end, however, these practices are less predatory than most of your other options for dating apps. If you’re dead set on picking on, this is probably your best bet.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yaua95 - Misleading Notifications, Defective Swiping
In terms of people on the app, Bumble is pretty decent. You have the ability to filter to only verified profiles which is nice.
However, Bumble notifications are what annoy me the most. Why send a notification if you don’t have a like or a match? Some notifications are so misleading and it’s just about getting people back on the platform and back on their phones. It’s about business as usual, trying to keep you on the app for as long as possible while not getting you a match. I get that this is the model that all dating apps function on but at least try to make it less obvious. People who are motivated to find someone don’t need a reminder to go on a dating app. They just need to know when they get a match or a like. That’s it.
Concerning the swiping mechanism, I can’t tell you how often I’ve swiped right or left by accident while trying to scroll down on a profile. I would suggest changing the sensitivity of the swipes or using buttons instead like Hinge.
Also something that goes for all dating apps, not just Bumble. Spotlight should be active for at least 6h, not 1h. I’m glad Bumble gives you 1 free Spotlight a week, but come on, one hour is not enough for the price you would pay if you bought one.
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.
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.
*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.
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.
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.
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.
AppleUser3739303826 - Delete it all
I’ll give it 2 stars because there’s potential and the function is still there but overall this is a waste of time. Women messaging first makes matching a waste of time because you can’t stand out instantly by messaging them. Also all they do is send “Hi”, waiting for me to start a topic so what’s the point. Also they have 24 hours to message you and you have 24 hours back which is nonsense. For full access it costs about $22 a month and Tinder costs $8 a month. I can swipe until my phone dies on tinder but it might take 5 minutes on Bumble ie low amount of users. You can run out of likes on free Tinder but on free Bumble it’ll close you out on just swipes alone for 24 hours. The filter options are nice where you can pick height, exercise, drinking, smoking etc but the high quality selection on here will run out quick (standards vary). I see this as a break from the toxicity of tinder where 2/3 are sex scammers or game players but it feels the same after a couple days. I have had a fair amount of success on tinder (hookups, dates, and relationships) but do yourself a favor and don’t go on any dating apps. Do it the old fashion way and wait until you get lucky out there. You’ll save yourself stress, time, and whatever emotions you bring into it.
Anthony19921234 - Bumble cares more about political correctness than it does a false abuse report.
I think we are all aware of the tension in politics that has happened in the last few years. You go on dating apps and everyone has their political views listed. Some of it hateful and some of it empowering. At the end of the day we’re all protected under the first amendment to express our views. Well someone most likely read what my bio had to say and decided to report me for “abuse”. The fact that there are people on these apps that are actual victims of abuse is what makes this disgusting. It’s fine to disagree with someone but to falsely report their account to have it deleted is something else. I messaged bumble customer support directly about this and they were not willing to listen to my side of the story. This app goes in line with cancel culture and has double standards for the users of its app. What I had on my bio was nowhere near controversial as to the stuff I would read about killing cops, causing harm to people with more right wing political views, etc.
This app needs to review it’s rules and what it considers to be abuse, violence and hate-speech. And it also needs to do more homework and better investigation on when someone falsely reports an account. The fact that my account was taken down but there are others with worse things on there is disgusting.
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.
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. 😒
Silence-is-key - Great app but..
I’ve been using bumble for a while now and I find it a great app in the way it’s made especially the “message first” system however women don’t really wanna use it cause they believe men should say some thing first that’s cool in all and I see the reason behind it but if god gave you the ability to communicate you would think you would use it. Yes guys on here tend to use it for hookups I’m not those trust me I find that stuff pathetic and all it does is makes women feel like crap but I’ve only matched once in the time span but the convo only lasted 5 min and every girl that ever likes me tends to be the ones that seem like they are desperate. I set my standards at an average level so I’m not looking for the “super models” (or so they think they are😒) I tend to look at the personality of a person but it seems that era has died and what most women actually no what PEOPLE look for is how hot are they are and how much money they making. Whatever happened to getting to know someone cause they seem interesting or have similar interests or make silly bios that make you laugh? All I’m saying is the app is amazing but the people tend to be toxic about it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Josh McGinnis - Suggestion
Great app, I like the function of everything but there is one detail that I think really needs to be changed. There is an ability to display your political affiliation with the options; conservative, liberal, moderate, or apolitical. This liberal option should be changed, as it is not an inverse of conservative. Liberal means favoring freedom and liberty (also having respect for and being open to others’ opinions, whether political or not), while conservative means liking the laws and government to be conserved, or stay the same. The inverse of conservative would be progressive, meaning wanting changes to laws and government. This is not how a scale works, and if it’s not a scale it doesn’t make sense to have moderate as an option. Liberal should be changed to progressive, or just change both to say Republican and Democrat which I think would be more effective because conservative and progressive are not specific on the areas people would like to conserve or progress in, while the political parties would be more specific on what somebody’s views are. I hope this feedback helps to improve the 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.
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.
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.
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. ✌🏽
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’.
thispartylookswack - BEWARE OF FLAKES, INSECURITIES , & USERS!!!
So this app is not what it used to be. I got this app when it first came out since I was hearing it was a platform more serious then Tinder at the time. I used it for awhile and I had some decent luck. I took some time off due to meeting someone in person and after 5 years I eventually made my way back. Since I’ve been back it’s been a horrible experience. I constantly get a lot of likes but they just sit in the Q until they expire with no way of engaging the person. I honestly think it’s for
Insecure women to feel good about themselves without the commitment😂 I’ve had a couple conversations (With no indication of it going badly) leave off on a planned date for the night and by the next morning they are gone from the platform. The few dates that have gone thru had me running all over the place paying getting the tab just to tell me the next day their not looking for anything, they don’t want anything to do with me, or I’m not the one. So after much self-reflection and being a pretty self-aware human I can honestly say I was a gentleman and did nothing out of context. Which brings me to the conclusion that this app is filled with insecure, scammy, and users. I would personally recommend Hinge or even Tinder is better then the experience I had on this one.
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.
bugsprayer - Unreasonable and unhelpful
I quite enjoyed this app and met many people until I was suddenly blocked as a result of “anonymous” complaints of policy violations that they continuously refuse to explain to me. When trying to find someone to speak to, I had to reach out on several social media platforms in order to get a response. And when I did, I was told they reviewed my account but couldn’t tell me exactly what rule I had broken for protection purposes. I really don’t understand who exactly is being protected because it certainly wasn’t me. I’m a person with more strict moral standards than most, so there hasn’t been anything inappropriate in my profile nor my messages to anyone. I can’t begin to imagine what they think I did wrong, but they won’t explain or give me any evidence of my wrong doing. I work in a very legal influenced profession, and even when a crime is committed, the accused has a right to be told what their violations are and given an opportunity to respond. I find Bumble’s practice of vague, canned responses unreasonable, unhelpful and unprofessional. Not asking for anybody’s complaints to be shared, but a screenshot of whatever the violations were would certainly have been reasonable before banning someone altogether who has been using this app responsibly for years.
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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.
Conviction69 - Good and the bad!!
Good dating app been using it for years, till I couldn’t log in when says continue with Facebook. I have messaged them on the support site that they said to message too which is like Facebook and even on there page as well but still haven’t had anyone get back to me which is annoying, frustrating and just poorly how they can’t get back to me at all this is way I’m putting a 1 star rating now for this!! all I wanna know is why I can’t log back into it?? This is what I said:
Hi there, I can’t login in on your app when it says continue with Facebook when I do that it goes in to the page log in with Facebook then I go continue then it loads then goes back to the start again I have try this about 3 times now I even deleted the app and downloading it again still having the same problem.
That’s what my do then goes back to the start again when I’m trying to log in with my Facebook!!
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.
Glass half what now? - Good in way yet...
Based on today (12 Jan 2021), bumble’s gimmick / imagery like Hollywood in its many manifestations is selling the idea that the only mixed race dichotomy worth anyone’s time is white and black (usually a sophisticated black man and a white woman, sophistication being the man’s signifier which speaks of class interests etc, interesting how you never see a drab black man, and whiteness in itself, all that is needed some would say, being hers). This is problematic and fairly sinister as these supposed prominent successes (an advertiser’s wet dream really as they are able to sell their product with the implicit Tagline being that their product has managed to quell society’s great ill — racism!) mask structural everyday real inequalities as it bounds us to very limited social parameters ....Apart from that Bumble’s alright I guess!
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.
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 ?
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.
Mb261581 - I’m so Happy!
I met my girlfriend of 5 months on Bumble and she’s awesome! I’m obviously satisfied with the app. It provided useful tools to advertise myself and filter prospective partners until I found my perfect match.
I was hesitant to use the service because I like making the first move, but my girlfriend said she liked that feature because it eliminated the possibility of creepy guys texting her seedy messages.
My favourite features were the filters and the verification. I’m a Christian, keen on dating someone with a similar background to me so having a religious filter mattered to me. I wasn’t after a bot or a catfish, so knowing that the person I was messaging resembled her picture was another win for Bumble.
I couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome of using this service and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a long-term, romantic relationship. I’ve already directed several singles towards the app 🙂
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
dankfarrier - Best dating app
People are serious about what they want. App is woke and the people behind it are cool cats! It empowers women and makes sure men know that they need to earn their female partner. I think bumble is way better than the other sleazy dating apps. This is an app I would encourage my own duaghter to use as it is safe and makes sure women are in control.
The lifetime membership is cheaper than any other dating site.
I have never had any issues with this app as it is always updated in a timely fashion if issues arise.
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.
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
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.
blueberries_smoothie - Regression in recent month
When I installed the app, I could see all details or put longer review of myself than 2 sentences. Now not only I can see only very limited details but often just selected at random. Today even height is not provided in cm but in inches. Navigation is not intuitive (for example now you tap on person pages, but when you view IG, you have to swipe left - once or twice instead of swiping left on IG photo app took it as tap and swipe left to pass on a person 😖).
Chat part is very good, tried video call once or twice and it was fine but the rest keeps getting worse each day.
K.M.F1991 - It’s good though maybe add ice breaker convo option
I like the fact that it creates a safe environment for women allowing them the choice to choose who they talk to though I feel that maybe with the whole 24hrs for them to reply maybe allow pre written conversation starters for guys to use to help try to start up the convo some women can find having to make the first convo very stressful so maybe add ice breaker convos to start up a convo rather then 24 hrs and bang some female friends I know have kicked themselves simply because they got anxious or nervous about what to say so it might help in some circumstances
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.
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?
nabgsghs - it’s okay
the layout and design of this apps pretty awesome, but i just have a few problems with how it operates.
as a woman with mental health issues, messaging first can make my anxiety spike, getting constant notifications that i HAVE to do something (or message someone) triggers my depression and adhd (the lazy side of them), and all that.
messaging first doesn’t really help keep the creeps away if you message everyone you match with.
it’s also kinda weird that “friend mode” is the same gender as you, ONLY, as if men and women can’t be friends.
24 hours also isn’t long enough. i can work up to 13 hours in a day, then do the same the next day. i don’t always have time, bumble just feels like it requires constant attention and upkeep.
sometimes i also just dont have reception, if im camping, i cant exactly message my matches, so i lose the chance to connect with someone.
i get what they’re trying to do, but it should be optional.
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.
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.
constructive dave - Scammy ways to get you to pay
This app is dodgy just like similar free alternatives, you see for girls they are bound to get x100 more matches thats not the argument here, here is the real issue, first week of use i got 3 matches, after that i used the app for 3 months daily swipping yes on almost everyone. 0 matches in all that time. So my conclusion is that they show newly signed up users more often to increase chances of a match at the beginning days of signup, than your pushed down to the bottom unless you pay for premium version.. also not to mention the double standards for girls who start with “hey” but if a guy does it its an automatic block or ignore.
nicolewashere84 - All Value Lost
Used to be a great app but no longer is as they removed the feature that made it valuable to a lot of women, on top of making a number of features paid and on higher paid tiers over time. The change of paid features I was willing to accept, but removing the ‘Kids’ feature is a dealbreaker and now the app is no better than Tinder without it. The feature was optional so I’m at a loss why they would remove it for everyone when so many people valued the setting as the app’s key point of difference. No longer my app of choice without being able to browse by the demographic of men that was most important to me.
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.
shaynos scooter - No response after a match with girls
This app needs to be more enticing for females to message their matches. Something needs to be done because you have great matches but the girls might not know they have matched maybe reminders or something can be done before they lose the match.... or! Let them match again down the track or if they come into close proximity again.... but this is one of the worst dating apps
Lynno143 - Ok but needs some changes
So I have been using Bumble for about 6 months. The thing I don’t like about Bumble is I have a preference to meet people within 60 kms . Yet people can like me from ALL OVER. I paid for a week so I could see my beeline. It was a waste of money because they were all from interstate. Why even like someone from such a distance?? I think that Bumble should not allow people to like me if they are not within my preferred distance. I won’t be paying again. Another thing is I get people showing up on my list who I KNOW I DID NOT swipe right on?? How does that happen???
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!
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.
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.
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.
mcmaree - Updating changed my profile
You’ve created new prompts - awesome. And now the old prompts are not available, so my profile has changed - not awesome.
I’ve been on this platform a month, and having to put energy into re-making it at this stage isn’t great. You’ve also removed several photos because they don’t meet requirements - me on the beach with my pup?
I want to be investing effort into meeting people not constantly managing the re-creation of my profile to meet people.
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
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.)
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.
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
ClarkeRubber1994 - Finicky AF
I've lost count of the amount of times my phone has slipped, or I've just been scrolling normally and I've ended up swiping right on someone, or even accidentally super-swiping. It's frustrating, and subsequently matching with said person is awkward.
It comes as no surprise that of all the apps I use, Bumble is the one that I get the lowest quality matches on: because you can literally match with someone by accident.
Fix your UI, and maybe make it so matching with someone requires a little effort. This left/right swiping nonesense is garbage.
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.
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.
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.
Namoidougall - Got my account taken down for no reason
I’d only had my account for a day and I received an email that my account was against the guidelines, I read the guidelines and nothing about my account was against them. There is zero appeal process for this deletion as well and I can’t find a single way to directly contact bumble about this issue. My profile was exactly the same as my tinder (minus mirror selfies as they are banned which is so dumb in and of itself) which I have had for months with zero issues, I’m gonna stick with tinder as this is terrible customer service and so unnecessary.
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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
Ania.vinsa - Wont recommend for women
TLDR at the end.
It is well know that guys swipe right on everyone and they only check the girl out when they get a match. Not only that, but you have to text them first and in a 24h window. I can imagine that half of the guys that matched me only did because they used the method of swiping right on everyone, and having to text every guy because if not the match will expire is definitely a real waste of time. My other guess is that because a girl has to text first guys suddenly feel too good and think they can do better ? Really don't know. I don't want to sound like I expect everyone to like me, not at all. I am just not sure why guys stop texting you after like 2 days of having a match. I also don't have any problems by texting someone first, but in other apps I give it a couple of days (because if we only matched because he swipes right on everyone he would have unmatched me already) and then say hi.
I have used other dating apps and have had way better experience than on bumble. Even on tinder, where 90% of guys are just there for hookups, I had better results meeting really nice guys who can keep a conversation going for days and are actually really excited to grab a coffee with you.
I also was curious to know if anyone had a similar experience on bumble like me, and found an interesting reddit post in which a lot of people had the exact same issues that I did. I guess the idea of the girl texting first and only having 24h to reply only works if you can make sure that the people who matched you are actually interested in you. Something that is really difficult to accomplish. I rather match people and text them when I am ready, and give time too see if they are going to un match me for any reason.
- you can filter guys who actually want something serious
- guys do not make an effort to keep the conversation
-the 24h window to reply to someone is a lot of pressure and a waste of time, keeping in mind guys swipe right on everyone
I used this app for around 4 months and nothing came out of it. I downloaded tinder a month ago and have had way better results. Even keeping in mind that 90% of guys are there clearly for hookups. At the end of the day I guess tinder is still the most used dating app and you can definitely find people who are interested in something serious.
Lilpigpig - Remove the still interested/ archive push notification feature
Used to be a good app until they added this “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 😂
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.
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.
illmatics - Girls clearly miss the point of this app
Not trying to sound like a mad man or anything like that but, ladies... y’all know the point of Bumble is that YOU make the first move? Why am I still seeing bios that have “msg me first cuz I’m ‘too shy’”? If you’re “too shy” to message first, why are you still using an app that clearly states at the beginning of your account creation and upon matching that you, the girl, have to make the first move? Deactivate your account and download Tinder, Hinge or something that doesn’t require the girls to make the first move 😂 also, this is specifically for the Bumble devs, quit sending me notifications talkin bout “In the matter of seconds...” blah blah “someone likes you, open the app to see who” or whatever and when I open the app, there’s literally nothing in the Beeline 😐 don’t give us that false info/hope. Don’t lie in your push notifications. Lastly, y’all shoulda kept the rollbacks free of charge. Not to mention the amount of money you have set for your subscriptions are outrageous. 20 dollars for a week?? Almost 40 dollars for ONE month? Seriously!? Take a page out of Tinder’s book and make one month worth 20 dollars or something 💀 You can do better than this, Bumble. You should also consider allowing men to have some free chats to upon matching to relieve these “shy” girls from having to message first.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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....
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!
Mr.Unimpressed - No matches
Ive had bumble for about three months now after getting out of a relationship. When I had bumble in the past I was getting 2-3 matches a day, this was a bout a year ago. In the past three months I’ve gotten 2 matches. Using the same pictures on tinder and not having any issues with matches in there. So what gives bumble? This seems to be a common problem. Is my profile just not being shown to anyone I swipe right on?
Italiano198 - App lies to your face
The app literally gave me a notification saying someone liked me and of course i check and theres no like. Done that more than once
🤬 so uncool - Predatory Practices
The app generated a fake list of like to get me to purchase the premium subscription.
Leeoo2233 - They took your money
They took your money it’s the only thing they are doing!!! I closed my account and they still take my money every weeks!!!! I send us Three messages!!!! YES THREE MESSAGES!!!!! to asked them to stop this payment!!! They never answer me!!!! Bad bad bad customer service!!!!
kvmnb - Feels like a scam
Notifications don’t work
Feels like they want you to pay just to match with people
Frustrated20110601 - Disappointed
Blocked me without warning one day, and I have no idea why.
I only used BFF, and was only on there for friendships, certainly not to spam or solicit as I was accused of. So many people I met were networking for MLMs, and yet even though I was looking for genuine friendships, I was cut off.
So disappointing. Apparently I can appeal in three months, but it’s humiliating enough to be blocked and accused that I don’t want to go through that again. I don’t want anything to do with them, even though would love to connect in community and it was such a great thing for these isolating times.
Be careful. Don’t compose messages on an iPad, and don’t share any links whatsoever, even if it’s in normal conversation, and not for soliciting or business reasons. I don’t think you can friend people on Facebook or Instagram from there either?
I’m still not sure what they flagged in my messages, and am still shocked and hurt. I never would’ve thought I’d be accused...
Their admins are automatic, and they don’t give second chances.
I won’t recommend them anymore, or go through that again. :(
Rudiboy - Better than Tinder…
I like this app way better than Tinder, but that’s a pretty low bar to beat. Good luck trying to get in touch with anyone from their support team. I’ve been waiting 5 business days to hear back and I’ve had 0 communication from the company…
Dating apps just want your information and money and don’t care about the experience anymore.
Good luck everyone!
YeezyPeeezy - Bots
Absolutely garbage. Waste of time & money
Nick2060 - Pay to see matches
You have to pay to people who liked you. As guys we already get 1 match every few months and now we have to pay to see that match lol i wish there was a 0 star rating ✌️
BringBackSonicRiders - This app does way too much
Unlike tinder and other apps i use bumble goes out of its way to not only constantly notify me everyday but also send the same notifications to my email. And when I finally open the app to see what all the commotion is about theres nothing. Relax on the notifications!
okaynyckname - Useless app
Update: Their response is false. No where did they send me a message asking me to verify my account/identity. So no, they did not investigate my account nor did they ever follow up with me before arbitrarily deleting my account.
Original review: Deleted my profile saying it was fake, they didn’t even give me a chance to verify, I would have gladly sent in photo verification.
Meanwhile, nearly all my matches were bots and fakes, this site is filled with fake female profiles and they block actual people, go figure
JasonKingston - Kids, annoying updates & notifications
They allow kids on this app! They could be forcing all users to age and ID verify but think it would be too costly. It’s easy to “verify” someone is in the pics. Make your system stand out with real verification.
Really really scummy to build in obsolescence and have the app not function to force people to upgrade. I can’t understand how you’d build such a buggy or risky app to begin with.
The app is constantly sending notifications to get you back on the app too.
niklllla - Block accounts for no reason
Out of nowhere they’ll just not allow you to log back on and there’s no point in contacting them for support because they won’t answer. Horrible app.
Tdot T - Why females match and barely reply ??
Imagine getting 15 matches then they’ll all disappear 😭, ladies love it when men initiate, I’m sure it would be better if guys can message first too. Maybe let females have the option/filter to let guys message first if the want them to.
PaytonVL - There’s better dating apps.
I’ve given it 2 stars because of how easy the app is to use, now the downfalls :
- The quality when uploaded completely ruins the photo by giving it a poor grainy contrast. With the modern technology you would think such an app wouldn’t have issues adjusting the photo size so the quality is still there.
- I’ve had more matches in a day on other dating sites than I’ve had 2 months on this app. The conversations normally just fall flat because of the convenience of easily swiping right. So men can rapid like multiple females without even taking a look at the profile.
- they don’t allow you to hit back even if you accidentally said no. 90% of other dating apps give you at least 2-3 chances to go back until you’re no longer allowed. Very frustrating.
- there’s no options for not knowing if you even want children, you either want them or you have them. It’s 2021 guys.
- the pricing they’re asking people to pay isn’t even worth it. There is no benefit to you or the people you’re talking to.
- you either get the option of looking out 160km away or the entire country. No in between, and without even using the data it has on your location is will recommend people that are thousands of km away. Would be nice to have the choice of provinces or expanding the search area.
Needbetterfb - Dont waste your money! Or only get one week and see for yourself!
Not worth it! There are no special features. Once you swipe to see potentials. You don’t see them again for 24hrs!
Cannot believe this is being used!
Diane367 - This is not worthy of $19.99
I have used this app 2 times last year hoping I could find a relationship with a guy on there. At first the guys reply and they text me first on time but that’s for BFF side. On dating side, I’m not sure what happened, anytime I swipe yes on them to see if they will reply “THEY DONT” for 2 days after they swipe “yes” to you. I’m not sure if this app is worth the spending the money if the guys don’t have time to text the girls the swipe “
I give up on bumble I’m never going on there again.
safesafe99 - Scammed by bumble
I have been scammed by bumble,first asking for my credit card information. Then even after cancelling my subscription on the first week I was overcharged 80$. My original intent was to only pay 10$ and I ended up paying 90$. I was very careful and I'm always very careful with my credit card payments. This is a really bad experience and it had definitely left a bad taste in my mouth.
Please if you want to use this application don't pay em a dime. This application has given me huge trust issues. Charging me for their failures.
This application even creates a new low by hiding the unsubscribe button. You won't even find a way to contact them to unsubscribe. I'm feeling devistated and scammed.
hc1997 - Too many notifications
Bumble sends way too many notifications, mostly useless. I want a notification when I get a match and when I get a message-that is all. Sending me random notifications does not make me want to use bumble more than I usually would, it just annoys me and makes me want to delete it
Bsieksb937382 - MYSOGYNISTIC ABUSIVE FRAUDULENT
I MADE A NEW ACCOUNT AS I HAVE BEEN BLOCKED FOR FRAUDULENT REASON WITHOUT EVIDENCE. ONE TIME I USED BUMBLE BIZZ. ONE TIME. AND IT WAS TO REHOME A PET. I HAVE SOCIAL ANXIETY DISORDER AND CANT MAKE FRIENDS LIKE MOST PEOPLE, I ACCIDENTALLY USED BUMBLE BIZZ AS MARKET PLACE ONE TIME- AND THEY KEEP BLOCKING MY ACCOUNT AND ANY ATTEMPTS TO MAKE ANOTHER ONE, WITHOUT EVIDENCE OTHER THAN THE SAME FRAUDULENT EXCUSE. WASTE OF MY TIME. HOW IS ANY OF THAT INAPPROPRIATE EVEN. THIS IS ABUSE OF MY HUMAN RIGHTS AND INTERNAL SLANDER. WHO THE HELL IS IN CHARGE OF THIS DISHONEST APP I WANT A NAME AND NUMBER BECAUSE MY MENTAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH ARE BOTH NOW BEING NEGATIVELY AFFECTED BY YOUR ABUSIVE AND FRAUDULENT SO CALLED “feminist” APP
Oluwabsnshshshsbsbs - Tinder remix
The bumble app was great 2 years ago when you had unlimited swipes (I deleted tinder instantly) & had loads of fun on bumble till I met someone and left, then I returned this year and this app is all about money now. Just like Tinder. You want more swipes in a day pay $169.99 You want spotlight pay $29.99. You want to see your matches pay $50.99. You want to breathe ? pay $1000.99. Gtfoh.
tymeh - Meh
So many woman just using this for Instagram followers
Bobsyurunkle - Not very free
For a free app there are too many things you have to pay for
lajrhshs - Not bad
Honestly just pushed towards buying too much
AppUser74828 - New update sucks
People in my beeline don’t even show up in my pool anymore, after at least hundreds is swipes. This app used to be much better where people in the beeline were of the first few swipes, but now you have to pay to see them. Complete trash of an app now.
willyk85 - Be better
Need to be able to like more people and more frequently. The wait is too long especially if only the women can message first.
MikeyKnows1000 - Well built but not worth it
This app interface is really well built which is where to 2 stars come in. However they must be going broke to pay the overhead because most times this app feels like a absolute cash crab. These rates are ridiculous and confusing. Expect to spend a bundle of cash if you hope to get results. Better you take a walk outside or go to a bar to meet people at least your money will buy you booze! Perhaps a lot of fun for kids pubbing their Instagram profiles but it’s a near total waste of time for grownups. Even if you got fat pockets you will feel jipped. Will delete this app I'm sure.
Damn good interface thou. Better off showing me a bunch of ads then charge me me up like some welfare state. Food stamps anyone?
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.
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