Bumble, which by many has been labeled “The Feminist Tinder,” is not only one of my personal favorite dating apps, but it's also one of the best downloads for single women.
Unlike Tinder, Bumble allows women to have more power when it comes to their matches.
Wracking up matches for the sake of it also isn't an option, because not speaking to your matches means they won't be there the next day.
Unlike Tinder, this app gives you little option but to get to know people, so embrace that!
But if you wait too long, your matches will disappear.
Jennifer Stith, the VP of Communications and Brand Development over at Bumble, tells Bustle that the whole purpose of the app is to encourage you to say something.“The ephemeral nature of the app means you’ll have less time to sit on your hands and will really be presented with a small amount of time to decide who you really want to talk to.
You're still meant to swipe left or right, but if you match with a guy, it's up to you to message them within 24 hours, or else the match disappears (and poof, no more chance to talk! For women seeking women on the app, either person has 24 hours to make the first move or that connection will disappear, too. Yes, the two are very similar, but the app was specifically created by Wolfe, Tinder's co-founder, to give women a dating platform of respect and autonomy.
(Bonus: It also boasts a female founder, Whitney Wolfe, who was an executive at Tinder before launching Bumble.)But like most dating apps, there are still plenty of mistakes to be made when swiping along. So you shouldn't be using it just like you use Tinder, even if all the swiping makes you feel as though the two are similar.
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For whatever reason, the person just didn't decide to answer. Keep on swiping, and talk to the other new matches you're sure to get.
But when someone does answer you, be sure that the conversation eventually goes beyond Bumbling.
This way, you may have a conversation starter for when you do match. So don't fall into the “swipe right to everyone” trap you may fall into when you're Tinder-ing, and don't sit and wait for someone else to make something happen.