Are you looking to meet new friends as an adult?

Making friends as an adult is not the same as what it used to be when you were younger. When you were in school, connecting with other people on a friendship level is easy and sometimes even necessary to survive. But when you get a little older, people your age are busy with other things. It can be marriage, having children, or careers. Creating new social connections does not feel natural at this point of your life.

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Now, the burden of finding new friends as an adult does not have to be so heavy as you can easily meet friends as long as you are part of the Bumble community! Dating app Bumble claims they have found a solution for adults who still wants to find real and meaningful friendships at any point in their lives—the Bumble BFF.

Bumble BFF: What is It?

Bumble has a lot of other cool features in its pockets aside from its traditional online dating service offerings. It also provides you with a platform to find friends, or build your professional connections!

For starters, the "BFF" in Bumble BFF means "Bumble For Friends." This is the place where you can find platonic connection in your area. Active users of the Bumble Bff is after intimate and affectionate friendships, but nothing sexual.

For dating sites to work, building a strong community is key to having happy individual members. If you think about it, your friends and people you connect with in a platonic sense are the ones who support you and celebrate life with you. Whether it's a celebration, a loss, or even a breakup, it's your friends who will be sitting down with you and talk things through with you.

That is why, Bumble puts a heavy weight on building friendships, aside from romantic relationships. Bumble has created a way for its members to connect not only with potential partners, but with new friends too. They believe that using the same app for finding romance is a great tool to expand your circle of friends.

It is still Bumble, but for Besties!

How to get started on Bumble BFF

Bumble has three modes that you can alternately use in the same app:

  • Bumble Date - you use this mode to find a partner on the site. Date is the primary mode of Bumble and is the most popular.
  • Bumble Bizz - this is supposed to be the place to find positive and empowering professional connections. At Bizz, you can find an internship to a mentor, or even a business partner to expand your professional network.
  • Bumble BFF - using this mode, you can find a companion that's non-romantic, nor business-like—find a new friend for life, a work out buddy, or even a roommate!

Here is how you can start using the Bumble BFF:

  1. Download the Bumble app on your device. It is available for Android and Apple devices.
  2. Follow the registration process as normal.
  3. After you finish signing up, you will be asked which mode you want to use. You will have access to all three modes using a single account.
  4. Scroll to the right to find Bumble BFF and start building a profile to connect with potential friends nearby. You can alternately use all three modes on your phone without having to change apps or account!
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A pro-tip: if you are in a relationship but still want to use the Bumble BFF and Bizz mode on your phone, you can choose to remove the Date mode from your app altogether! Here is how you can do it:

  1. Go to the home screen.
  2. Click the gray "X" on the upper left corner of the Bumble Date option and it will be removed.

Having the Bumble Date mode on your phone may feel weird if you already have a partner. After all, Bumble Date is made for singles who are after meaningful relationships.

How to use Bumble BFF?

The Bumble BFF is in a blue colour theme. Just like in the Date mode, you have the power to swipe right profile pictures of people who you like and swipe left the profile pictures of people who you don't feel that much.

To give your future besties a glimpse of your personality, you can customise your Bumble BFF profile. You can indicate there the reason why you are using this mode, and link your Spotify and Instagram accounts.

Existing and new users can start using the Bumble BFF mode differently. To start connecting on Bumble BFF, here are the steps:

Existing users:

  1. From the main swipe screen tap the Bumble logo in the top center of the screen.
  2. Scroll to BFF and tap “Switch To BFF.”
  3. Tap on the grey silhouette in the upper left corner.
  4. Tap on the gray pencil by your profile photo.
  5. Create your BFF profile.

New users:

  1. On the “So who do you want to find first?” screen select “New friends.”
  2. Set up your BFF profile.
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Final Words

As you’re swiping through Bumble BFF, spend time reading what others wrote about themselves. That’s how you’ll know if you have something in common and want to match in the first place. The experience is one of a kind since not many dating apps offer this kind of feature. Maximise Bumble by using all different modes. Do not forget to make meaningful connections using the BFF mode. Sign up at Bumble now!

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