The Bumble App for Dating Only Lets Women Start Conversations

By: Alyson Wyers - Mar 30, 2015
References: bumble & techcrunch
Founded by Whitney Wolfe and other ex-employees from Tinder, the Bumble app is a game-changing dating platform. Nearly identical to the popular (and popularly parodied) romance app, Bumble has similar profile pages, settings and the swipe motions. However, on this platform, girls hold all the power.

On Tinder when two people both swipe right, a match is created and either party can start messaging each other. But on Bumble only the female half of the match can initiate conversation. If a woman chooses not to begin chatting, the match disappears after 24 hours. The guy can extend one match every day for an additional 24 hours, but that is it.

This not only prevents men from sending unwanted pervy messages, it also stops people from using the Bumble app as a game by encouraging active users.