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Is Bumble Free To Use Or Should You Pay?

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Bumble is one of the most popular dating apps out there right now. Besides the sheer number of people on it, the best part is it’s totally free! Wait… or is it?

Like most dating apps out there, Bumble offers some of its services for free, but then also offers premium services that let you get an edge over the competition. Let’s break down the different features to help you figure out which ones suit you best.

Is Bumble Free to Use?

When using Bumble, you can swipe right or left on as many profiles as you like. If you match, you can talk to as many people as you like using the free version.

You’re also given one extend per day – a 24-hour extension on that initial messaging window – to let the other person know that you’re extra interested. Your match will also get a notification on their end that you extended, giving them another chance to spark a conversation!

What Are Bumble’s Paid Options?

Bumble Boost

Bumble Boost is one of the dating app’s premium subscriptions. It comes with extra options for users such as more abilities to extend time with your current matches, unlimited swipes, one Spotlight per week, and five SuperSwipes per week. Bumble Boost also includes the Backtrack option, a feature that lets you go back if you accidentally swipe left.

Bumble Premium

Bumble’s second paid option, Bumble Premium, unlocks access to more features than Bumble Boost. As well as everything that’s included in the Bumble Boost subscription, Premium subscribers will also get access to unlimited advanced filters, access to their Beeline, and the ability to use travel mode.

Is Bumble Free or Should You Pay?

Deciding whether or not to pay for Bumble usually depends on what your goals and expectations are. It also depends on how much time, and money, you want to invest in your online dating experience. For example, do you feel it’s important to see who swiped right on you? If so, it might be worth investing in a paid subscription.

Spotlights are also a great way to get noticed, as many people use Bumble for such small periods throughout a day that getting shown first can be the difference between a match and someone on Bumble you’ll never meet.

So there you have it. At its heart, Bumble is a free app, and you can totally use it that way. That said, if you need a little extra lift to get noticed, a paid subscription could be the way to get there, even if they get a little pricey. Starting with the free version and seeing how you go is a good first step. Happy swiping!

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