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Bumble vs. Tinder: Are They Essentially The Same?

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Dating today is a lot different than it used to be. Online dating is bigger than ever. But, with so many choices out there, where do you start when it comes to choosing between Bumble vs. Tinder?

As two of the most popular dating apps, Bumble and Tinder, are among the most commonly downloaded by singles worldwide. According to Much Needed, Tinder is used in 196 countries and has about 50 million users. Bumble, on the other hand, according to Forbes, has over 35 million users.

That’s a lot of people and chances are, many of those people have both apps. But what are the real differences when it comes to Bumble vs. Tinder, besides personal choice? Are they essentially the same thing? We’ve tackled this – and more – below!

Bumble vs. Tinder: The Similarities

The similarities when it comes to Bumble vs. Tinder are clear. They’re both dating apps. Both apps utilize the “swipe” method, meaning you swipe right when you like someone and swipe left when you’re not interested.

You can set up your Bumble and Tinder through Facebook and both have an option to show off your Instagram feed and Spotify playlists. Each app also relies heavily on pictures (quality ones, hopefully) and each allows you to display some information about yourself.

Bumble vs. Tinder: The Differences

The differences are pretty major when it comes to Bumble vs. Tinder. The biggest difference between them is that, on Bumble, women have to reach out first. When you use Tinder and get a match, anyone can reach out to the other person—or neither of you has to reach out at all.

On Bumble though, you have 24 hours to reach out if you’re a woman. If you’re a man, you simply have to wait patiently for the gal to message you first. If you’re two women or two men using Bumble, the person to swipe last is the one who has to reach out first.

Bumble also is a little more interactive. It will hand you questions to answer—like “What is your go-to karaoke song?” and will also encourage women to be creative in their messages. So if you’re stumped for ideas, Bumble has your back.

Choose What’s Right For You

While most dating apps tend to keep up with the times, it’s best to choose the platform that works best for you. When it comes to Bumble vs. Tinder, this couldn’t be more true. There are plenty of couples who have met and stayed together from Tinder, as there are from Bumble. Which app you use is down to your personal preferences at the end of the day.

For the most part, Bumble and Tinder are different animals in the same jungle. They both have their advantages and disadvantages and it’s best to choose what works best for you!

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