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Bumble vs Tinder 2023, what is the best for you

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bumble vs tinder 2022 what is the best for you

When it comes to online dating, you've got a lot of options. One of the hardest parts of online dating is getting started. Choosing the right dating app can feel overwhelming at first. That's why we're here to break down all the options for you and help you pick the right dating site for you.

We talk often about Tinder's features or Bumble's ones. Which is the best? Is there even the best one when you can just use the two of them?

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Table of Content

Here is the outline of the article, feel free to jump to the section that interests you the most.

  1. How does Tinder work?
  2. How does Bumble work?
  3. Which is better, Bumble or Tinder?
  4. The big difference: Messaging
  5. Ease of use and design
  6. Demographics
how does tinder work

How does Tinder work?

Tinder completely changed the dating app world. Before Tinder, dating sites were primarily web-based, like OkCupid and Match, and relied heavily on text. Long bios were the norm, along with answering dozens of questions to allow the algorithms to do their work.

With Tinder, the process of setting up a  profile got much easier. Not only does the app rely primarily on photos, but the written bio section is optional. (Though we strongly suggest you write a good bio!)

To get started on Tinder, you upload a series of photos, write a short bio and you're ready to find potential matches!

While now a ubiquitous feature of dating apps, Tinder invented the "swipe" mechanics and revolutionized the online dating experience. Whether that development is a change for the better or the worse is hotly debated. But whichever side of the debate you land on, the swipe is here to stay.

The idea is simple, using the Tinder app is like holding a deck of cards — but the cards are Tinder users. As you land on each profile, you look at the photos and bio and decide if you "like" the person or not. If you do, you swipe right. If you don't, you left swipe.

When both users swipe right, you've got a match. Tinder will notify you right away and also add your match to a list of users you can now send messages to.

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how does bumble work

How does Bumble work?

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Bumble's mechanics are similar to Tinder. Setting up a bumble profile is a simple process of uploading photos and filling out a short Bumble bio.

Next, you swipe through profiles, right for the ones you like, and a swipe left for the ones you don't.

Where Bumble is different from Tinder and other dating apps is once there's been a match, or mutual like, only women can send the first message. Not only that but there's a 24-hour countdown. If she doesn't message within that timeframe, the match expires.

It's this feature that sometimes gets Bumble labeled a feminist dating app, though the Bumble founder explains it as a way to keep women from receiving too many unwanted messages.

In addition to finding dates, Bumble has modes for finding friends and for business networking.

which is better bumble or tinder

Which is better, Bumble or Tinder?

Tinder and Bumble each have pros and cons. Tinder has a reputation for being a hookup app, but thanks to the Bumble filter options — allowing you to find more users who are also looking for casual connections — Bumble can be used for hookups too.

Another factor to consider when choosing between Tinder and Bumble is which app has the most users in your area. While Tinder is the more popular app overall, there are still regional differences.

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The big difference: Messaging

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What about Bumble's requirement that the woman messages first? This is the most obvious difference between Bumble and Tinder — and between Bumble and all other dating apps.

Whether this is a pro or a con depends on your dating style.

If you're exhausted by having to make the first move, or by sending messages only to have them go unanswered, this might be a refreshing change.

But guys who feel strongly about their flirting game might be frustrated by having to wait to start a conversation. So where do you stand out? Do you send a great first message or are you at your best when replying to a note someone else has sent?

What is interesting is to see that girl's mostly struggled as much as men to find interesting openers! Ladies, time to step up your game.

To ease your pain, Bumble now suggest polls to use, funny questions, where both sides of the match have to answer to know their crush's answer! I'm fan of this as it is a great way to spark up the conversation!

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ease of use and design

Ease of use and design

Bumble and Tinder share similar dating app designs. Because both are swipe-based, they are equally easy to use. And both apps limit daily "likes" to 100 per day if you have a free account.

Both apps also allow you to link to your social profiles like Instagram or Spotify as one more way to flesh out your profile.

Both Bumble and Tinder have rolled out a series of premium features that paid members have access to. These features include:

  • Being able to undo a left-swipe made by accident
  • The ability to make video calls within the app, without having to exchange phone numbers
  • Extra likes per day

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Tinder has more users overall, but also a higher percentage of men. So, if you're looking for women to date that higher user number might not be in your favor.

Of course, many of the profiles on Tinder are low quality, so as long as you follow our advice to stand out from the crowd this shouldn't be a problem.

While both apps hide the information about their user's ages, surveys have shown that Bumble is more popular among the 50+ crowd. So if that's your desired dating range, Bumble could be a better bet.

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Tinder or Bumble —  which app is right for you?

As I often say, Tinder is the blunt, rough app. Most people try it at some point. You can find any type of girl you may love. But it is raw, more competition, sometimes bad reputation too!

Bumble appears, in the end, more like a good place for longer-term relationships.

Ultimately, the best app is the one where you're finding the most quality matches. And where matches lead to a conversation and finally date.

Most people try both apps, and it's not uncommon to stay active on two apps at once. If you've got the bandwidth, this can be the best way to cast a wide net and find the most matches.

Just remember that you can always take a break if you're feeling swipe fatigue. Both apps have an option to hide your profile for a while so that you won't be penalized for inactivity, or miss out on a potential match.

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Ben is one of the best Tinder Experts I've ever met and one of the few that cracked the algorithm of Tinder. Every week, Ben is publishing new articles on ROAST, helping 5M+ of people to get more matches, dates, and find the one!