Bumble's contact policy is what differentiates it from other dating apps like Tinder.
With Bumble, women initiate the conversation. Similar to Tinder's interface, you will be shown match suggestions, and you swipe left if you're not interested and swipe right if you are. If they also swiped right, women will see that a match has been made. Now she has 24 hours to message the man if she's interested. If she messages him, he now has another 24 hours to message her back. If he replies to her message, then they can continue with their conversation freely without any restrictions.
For matches with at least one person who identifies as non-binary, either member can make the first move. In addition, Bumble BFF users can connect with people of any gender. Non-binary gender options include gender nonconforming, trans feminine, poly gender, trans man, bigender, cis woman, gender fluid, etc.
Send emoji reactions to your match to break the ice and start your conversations. This is one of the new features of the app. There's a total of nine emojis that you can choose from which you can send to your match. If you are in a heterosexual match, the female member will be the one who can send the first move. If it's a same-sex match, either of you can send the first message.
For same-sex relationships or platonic relationships, any of the 2 parties can message first, which the other party should reply to before the conversation can be continued freely. The 24-hour time frame applies here too. If this feels limiting to you and you want a messaging feature with more freedom, check out our Casual Dating category.
Unlike other dating sites, Bumble considers the entire dating experience from matching and chatting to meeting in real life. The Bumble experience is not just about meeting online and having long chats. This dating site also provides a platform where people can meet in person, have a coffee, and see where everything goes from there.
Bumble is opening its first permanent restaurant in New York City. This restaurant can be the space where people can meet singles they have matched with, go on dates, and spend time with friends. It features an 80-seat dining room, a cocktail bar, a patio, as well as an area for private dining.
However, the grand opening of this permanent all-day cafe and restaurant has been delayed due to unforeseen construction issues.