Does Bumble notify the other user when you swipe right? How do you know if you’re matched? Do women always make the first move? If you’re new to Bumble, TechJunkie has your back. This tutorial will answer these three questions and more.
Bumble is a very affordable alternative to Tinder. It uses many of the same principles, but goes better, as it was designed by a former Tinder employee. You’re still browsing, you still have profile cards, and you still have the social anxiety that dating apps bring, but only women can start the conversation. It is this difference that makes Bumble different and better in many ways.
Does Bumble notify the other user when you swipe right?
Bumble is basically the same as Tinder. You have profile cards and you swipe left or right according to your taste. You swipe left to jump, right to match. There’s also a check icon that you can use to like or cross over with someone.
You both get notified when a match occurs. If you are a male and a free Bumble user, you will receive a notification and a blurred image of the person who matches you. If you’re a subscriber, you’ll see the person’s profile, but you can’t do anything else.
If you’re female, you have the above experience but have the option to start a conversation.
How do you know if you’re matched on Bumble?
When you both swipe right, you’ll see a Boom! on the screen. Men will see the match notification but cannot do more. Female users will see the same screen but also have the option to Go to Chat or Back to Bumble.
Females with matches have 24 hours to initiate a conversation before it expires, so even if you mate, you may hear nothing or nothing at all for a whole day.
Do women always take the first step in Bumble?
Yes, women always make the first move. If one female swipes right on another female, they can both make the move. If a female mates with a male, only the female can initiate the conversation.
Anyone who has used Tinder for any length of time will note the general douchery that has occurred there. Most of these come from young male users. Bumble’s goal was to be different. To give more power to women. This encourages more female users because they know they have the power and won’t be bothered by idiots. It also encourages male users to develop their dating games as they should hunt rather than hunt.
What happens if these 24 hours expire?
If you match on Bumble, the female has 24 hours to send a chat. Since we all lead such busy lives, it’s easy to forget and not chat whenever you want, but what happens to the conversation if you don’t respond in that time?
Female users have two options. If the match is really special, you can extend it. Free users get one extension per day, while Bumble Boost subscribers can do so as often as they want. But you can only extend it once.
When a chat ends, the match ends too. The profile card will return to the stack to be selected another time when you are not too busy.
Let’s say you don’t get exactly the traffic you think you should. If your Bumble account seems pretty quiet, you should probably go to your profile to check a few things.
Make Sure Notifications Are On
Ok, your phone’s notifications are probably on. However, there are settings in the Bumble app that you should check if you are getting any notifications or matches. To check your Bumble notification settings:
- Open the Bumble app
- Tap the profile icon in the bottom right corner (it looks like a small person)
- Tap the settings cog in the top right corner
- Scroll down and tap on Notification settings.
- Check the ‘New fans’ and ‘New matches’ options to make sure they are yellow.
You can always expand your radius and age group in these settings too. Sometimes finding the perfect match is as simple as expanding your match criteria.
Make Sure Your Profile Is Attractive
Assuming everything is correct in your settings and you are still not getting (or not enough) matches, you may want to check your profile. Fortunately, Bumble offers pro tips within the app. Add attractive photos, not just selfies, and avoid photos with exes or kids.
Make sure there will be matches on the right profile, so update your photos when traffic starts to slow down.
How can I organize my matches on Bumble?
If you’re lucky enough to be successful on Bumble, you need to keep up with everything that’s going on. Your match screen does that for you. At the top, you have your matches. Those with the gold circle are the last matches that took place in the last 24 hours. Green rings are profiles that have swiped towards you but have not yet responded to.
The conversation list is your ongoing chats with matches. Here, you can be sure to stay up to date on all your conversations.
Is Bumble Verification worth it?
Another way Bumble tries to be different is by offering verified accounts. This minimizes the chance of being faked or catfished. If you see a small blue tick on a profile, it means their identity has been verified by Bumble. To be verified, you must provide your own picture to a moderator. They compare it to your profile photos to confirm it’s you.
Verification isn’t perfect and doesn’t verify age, name or anything like that, but it’s a move in the right direction. Anything that makes you more attractive on a dating site is worth doing and being approved is attractive.