I, Too Tried Bumble

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I’m sure many of you have seen circulating articles titled something like, “I Tried Bumble for a Week” or “The Do’s and Don’ts of Bumble.”  Well, I also tried Bumble and…



I really like it.


So, I decided I should write an article about my experiences for those of you thinking about trying Bumble or those of you who already use Bumble (or any dating app really) and need someone to relate to.


What you need to know

For those of you who aren’t familiar with Bumble, here is how it works: step 1, create an account and add some pictures, step 2, figure out your location radius (I went for 10 miles), and step 3, swipe right or left.


Here is where Bumble differs from Tinder and other dating apps; women have to take the initiative, i.e. you can mostly avoid the creepers looking for a hook-up.  In further detail, a guy can swipe right, but only when you swipe right on that guy and match can any sort of conversation be made… and, the woman has to start to conversation.


The other catch to Bumble is the time limit placed on connections.  You only have 48 hours to respond to a match, otherwise it just disappears.


My experience

One disclaimer about me: I have never loved the idea of meeting someone digitally, but with my break-up last year, and my newly discovered sense of self, I took a leap.  This of course didn’t happen without a little “liquid courage” and my roommate who helped me find a few people.  


Once we found a few people, we began chatting it up and actually found a few nice guys.  I went on a date with one of them and it was great.  That first date led to five more, but in the end, it just didn’t work out.  He was a little too old for me, and my experience made me realize I’m not ready to be in a super serious relationship just yet.


Regardless, I still love Bumble and plan on continually using it.


What I can conclude

Overall, I have to say Bumble was a great choice for my first dating app experience.  I only ran into a few questionable characters and I had a lot of fun working on my text-flirting skills, which, I must admit, were a lot little rusty.


For anyone thinking of trying it out, I say, do it!  It is great to have someone to talk to other than your friends and a fun way to meet new people.  Bumble is also great for those looking for something a little more serious than a hook-up.  Most guys on Bumble generally want to meet someone they can hang out with and have fun with, which is exactly what I’m looking for.