Notably, Bumble is run by a predominantly female team, which is a first ever in the tech startup world.
How It Works
Bumble’s main screen shows you people around you. After two people mutually opt in to connect with each other by swiping right, they're added to each other's 'hive'
of connections. The woman has to say something first within 24 hours or the connection disappears forever. Additionally, men can show special interest in a match by extending just one per day to remain in queue for an additional 24 hours.
Since the app was designed to counter problematic and antiquated hetero dating norms, the above rules do not apply to same sex or friend connections. In these cases, either person has to make a move within 24 hours before that connection disappears.
Bumble is updated bi-weekly with interface improvements and ever-evolving features. The app offers the most diverse, simple and in-depth tools of any dating app including editable one-to-one Photosharing, Backtrack which allows the user to undo any accidental swipes on the main screen, and the ability to swipe through all of a user’s photos directly from the main screen.
Also published on Medium.