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How Does Bumble Work: Pro Tips For All Your Swiping Needs

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Bumble has become increasingly common in recent years. But, how does Bumble work? The dating app lets women make the first move. Both people have to swipe right to match before they can talk, but, once they match, the woman has 24 hours to start the conversation, or the match expires.

Bumble can be great for both guys and girls. Some women like the fact that the ball is in their court, while some guys enjoy not feeling they’re under pressure to message first. But with Bumble’s strict guidelines of who can message first, it can be easy to lose out on a great connection. That’s why we’ve put together our top tips to help you meet your perfect match!

How Does Bumble Work? 6 Tips to Get the Most Out of It

Spend time on your profile

Don’t even think about skipping writing your profile or just writing, “Message to know more.” Women like men who show effort and care in their Bumble profiles. If you can’t be bothered to write a bio, you might not show up to the date. For many women, skipping the bio is an automatic left swipe. 

Know your angles

While you shouldn’t deceive other people when online dating, you should try to look your best. Angles and lighting are important. You should include at least one photo (preferably more) which shows your smiling face.

Show you’re a low risk, risk-taker

This tip may sound like an oxymoron, but it actually makes sense. Women don’t want a guy who is risky, but they do typically prefer men who show courage. There are really small ways to show that you’re courageous. It’s courageous to show off your sense of humor. It’s courageous to take career risks. Show you’re a brave individual, in your own way. 

Give her something to jump off from

Generally speaking, men still have to make the first move, so initiating is pretty new for a lot of women. If they’re unsure what to say, they might not say anything at all. 24 hours later, say goodbye to the match.

Give her something to talk about in your bio. Leave a multiple-choice or open-ended question in there for her to respond to. It’ll help her open the conversation and help you learn more about her, right off the bat.

Don’t swipe right on everyone

Some guys swipe right on everyone. Don’t do this. Be discerning. Swipe on people you think you’ll have things in common with. If Bumble’s algorithm catches you doing this, you’ll get bumped to the back of the line. Women in your area will see you less frequently and you’re definitely going to get fewer matches. 

Show off your personality

In your bio, you should talk about things that are important to you. Include things she might want to know. Talk about your job, your hobbies, how you spend your free time. 

Your photos should reflect what your bio reads. It’s pretty simple really. Find interesting things about yourself. Don’t be ashamed if it’s video games or fishing, but also do try to appeal to the things your ideal partner might be into.

Knowing the answer to the question “how does Bumble work” will really help you to get the most out of the platform. For guys, you also need to be okay with letting a woman send you opening lines. If you are, then Bumble might be a good way for you to find your match. Just remember to give her something to build the conversation with. 

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