Usability 5/10 
Design 6/10 
Huge Database 2/10 
Spam Defense 2/10 
Scam Defense 3/10 
Fake Profiles Protection 3/10 
Security 5/10 
Interests Matching 1/10 
Values Matching 0/10 
Psychological Matching 0/10 
Smart Matching 0/10 
Quick Match 7/10 
People Search 3/10 
Service Guarantee 0/10 
Interesting Features 1/10 
Support 3/10 

Female-oriented dating app that puts safe and respectful communication first. Bumble provides a quick matching system based on mutual opt-ins, empowering women to start a conversation, thus avoiding unwanted messages. However, if no communication takes place within 24 hours, your connection disappears forever, which is hardly convenient for those who prefer to give a lot of thought before starting a new relationship.

Pros:

  • protection from unwanted messages
  • photo-messenger.

Cons:

  • 24-hour limit to start a conversation
  • dialogues between different sexes can be initiated only by women
  • sign in with Facebook to create an account.
103 Comments
  1. Izzyoko

    would love to try it.
    However, like tinder, this app forces you to use Facebook. something I stopped using many years ago. gag.

  2. Juan Caicedo.

    Unusable
    Maybe it’s just me, but I found this app literally impossible to use. None of the text rendered, so I had no idea what I was looking at

  3. proteus-ix

    Pointless because not enough members
    Update – after using the app for a few weeks, and habitually swiping all right to see who I could match with, I was getting no responses at all. (Ok 1, and we have a date scheduled, but I’m more curious than attracted). So I decided to open the criteria to all ages and maximum distance. 2 more weeks go by and it’s still crickets; hardly ever any girls for me to swipe, and no real mutual attractions out of the 3 girls on here. This just tells me that there simply aren’t enough people here. Fortunately I have no problem getting dates in real life, but this seemed cool so I thought I’d give it a go. Total waste of time. Original review: Been on the app for almost a week and I’ve only had 1 girl match me back, but then she didn’t contact me and it’s been crickets since. I have always had good results with Tinder – successful dates and a few regular buddies – and my last 2 year relationship came from OkCupid. So I’m not sure what’s going on with this, maybe there just aren’t enough people on here yet? Either way, it’s well designed so it gets 2 stars, but zero stars for zero results.

  4. Sukainas

    :/ guess not for me
    Are all these apps on by Facebook? I feel like so many apps are losing out on more customers because you have to link it to a Facebook page. Not everyone likes or has a Facebook anymore. I stay there should be options for signing up, what happened to the good old days of what’s your email address

  5. Johnbhodnwh

    Worst app
    Just use tinder… Saves you the time of going through this misery.

  6. Arturo74r

    You have a better chance talking to girls at walgreens
    I have been using bumble for a few weeks. The concept it’s kinda cool, bc the number 1 complaint for girls in online dating is that they get too many messages so this gives them some control. However, despite that I have gotten quite a few matches they quickly go away and rarely if ever get a message. If you want to sit around and wait for a girl to drop out of the sky this is the app for you, but if you want to take control of your dating life do something else. Could be that I am ugly haha. But I workout 5 times a week and eat pretty healthy, 6-pack starting to show. Kik: arturo74r

  7. Stephkeelan

    Not Interested
    Not all women want to be required to message their matches first, let alone within a day of matching with them.

  8. Jdidiwl

    Good app, not enough people
    Wish more people where on it.

  9. Shdidsnzbdiddb

    Waste of data
    This app is completely useless. You go through 4 people and then you’re out of matches. The worst.

  10. Lc1728037796?!:)/&!:

    Are these even real people?!
    I have messages every guy I’ve matched with (which I can count on one hand being such a small sample to start with) immediately after I’m notified we matched and have yet to get a response back. I think it’s all bogus. Has anyone actually met real normal people on here? I live in a big city so it’s not just a total lack of people but pretty discouraging.

  11. a.wong

    Broken
    None of the text in the app show up. Can’t register cause don’t know what it is asking for.

  12. PorcelainAutopsy

    Facebook!
    I don’t have Facebook how am I or others who don’t have Facebook to use your app?!

  13. SlimReaper35

    I’ve literally never written a review before this.
    My title sums up my frustration with this app. I have an iPhone 6 with the latest iOS installed. Yet Bumble refuses to load unless I uninstall the app then reinstall it. Even when I did manage to get it loaded, it wouldn’t send notifications even though I have them enabled. I would give this zero stars if it was possible. If the app won’t load, it is essentially only taking up space on my phone. Avoid.

  14. Goobermcdingusmcgee

    Horrible
    This app is horrible, and the creator of it deserves no money. She left tinder because she says its sexist and is suing tinder for money. She’s a horrible person. Bad review!

  15. KyMoOC

    Profile lists my employer, are you kidding me!?!?!!
    This app could have been something, however because I have my employer listed on Facebook you’ve posted on my profile with NO way to remove it. I do NOT want this kind of information posted on a dating app. I want some privacy. Absolutely absurd I can’t remove this without deleting it from my Facebook profile first. And how do you select the pictures. No ability to upload or choose which picture from my FB photos I’d like to have posted. Some of the pictures Bumble selected were so old too. I like the fact Tinder ha some competition, but you’ll need to do an update to fix issues mentioned. I deleted my profile when I realtors I could fix these issues.

  16. PhilBrandn

    So awful
    There’s literally no one on this app. Tinder is way better.

  17. Hambubger1

    Poor app
    This app is very buggy. The distance filter just doesn’t work at all. Profiles keep reappearing even after I swipe on them. After remaking my account multiple times to try and fix these issues I have noticed that profiles are often shown in the same order as before no matter what distance or age filter is set. This app needs to be updated asap if it hopes to compete with tinder

  18. OngShannon

    Geolocation bad, design ok
    Not many ppl in my area and I live in SF so that’s weird. Bit buggy they should have privately released to fix bugs

  19. Phantojam

    Facebook ruins everything
    Such a shame I can’t check this out because of FB. It is literally taking over everything. There should be an option to opt out of that sort of usage. Hopefully they update it, I’d love to try it out.

  20. PrnceofDarkness

    Decent but lacking
    This application has promise but simply is flawed fundamentally. The ability to extend someone’s period of communication with you is completely pointless. If someone can’t speak in 24 hours, not even to hypothetically send a period to keep the conversation open then they obviously aren’t interested enough to talk to you, and sending them an extension is pointless. For if someone is moved enough to speak just because you extended the communication, sadly put,they are ridiculous already.Essentially what will be happening most of the time if not a vast predominant portion of the time,you will merely extend the communication to simply be ignored for another 24 hours.This is foolish. Also the ability to write people after they have wrote you occassionally vanishes and you can’t write.

  21. Darwin M Starr

    Buggy as hell.
    2 months later this app still is crap. Doesn’t work on 6+ Can’t even change my profile info because the screen freezes and doesn’t respond to touch. Horrible

  22. BrianApple29

    Worst App Ever
    This app is extremely laggy and full of bugs. I would not recommend it to any of my friends.

  23. Michelle614

    The guys are cute
    But out of all the guys I said yes to only 1 guy showed up in my connections. Not sure where my other yeses went…

  24. Ajw2738

    Anna195
    Not seeing how this helps women by making them do all the work

  25. beachcruiser54

    Why change the rules?
    Bumble is trying to change the rules of the game”

  26. Enzo Busseti

    Tinder copycat with no traction
    And the 24hrs feature makes it even more useless

  27. ejc90

    LGBT be warned
    There’s something wrong with the app’s algorithm because I am a gay man and have definitely been getting straight matches. I asked Bumble and they assured me gay/bi people are matched together, but they are wrong.

  28. Tb2288261

    Runs out of people
    Stops showing you new people saying that you’re out” but then will hours later

  29. Ghjjhfdfff

    Review
    Agree with some of the other guys. Girls are making the connection and then not messaging which sort of makes this whole business model pointless.

  30. Flope106

    You can’t sit with us, Bumble!
    This is such a stupid app! Obviously the good reviews were written by Bumble employees. How about trying even just a little bit to sound more authentic guys? Anyway… Don’t waste your time with this atrocity. First of all, this completely defies the social norm of guys approaching girls first. I’m not saying it’s right, I’m just saying that defying that norm specifically already sets you up for failure. Second of all, coercing girls into talking within a specific timeframe is the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard. People are busy. This was obviously put in place to force people to swipe” in the hopes re-finding that lost match thus inflating engagement numbers for the app. Finally

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