What is Bumble, the female dating app that men don’t like

Everyone is talking about Bumble, the dating app where women are in charge: it has just landed on Wall Street and has driven investors crazy, but what's so special about it?

It's called Bumble, it's a dating app so different from the others that six years after its birth, on the occasion of its listing on Wall Street, it literally made a bang: from an initial quotation of 43 dollars per share it went up to 76 dollars in no time. But why does everyone want to be part of Bumble?

The secret lies in how Bumble is used: to the simplicity of use typical of apps and the classic "match" in Tinder style, in fact, Bumble combines the unique feature of leaving all the power only to women. This makes the app much safer and limits to almost zero the possibility that a female user will be harassed through the app. Una caratteristica che crea fiducia nel pubblico femminile e, come si sa ormai da anni, le app di dating funzionano solo se ci sono molte donne ad usarle. Una idea semplice, ma vincente e oggi la fondatrice di Bumble, Whitney Wolfe Herd, è milionaria.

Come funziona Bumble

Bumble in inglese significa “bombo“, cioè quella grossa ape pelosa che vediamo in primavera girare di fiore in fiore. Il nome dell’app non è casuale: proprio come in un alveare, infatti, dentro Bumble comandano le donne.

In caso di match tra profili eterosessuali, a differenza di altre app di dating, la prima mossa può essere fatta solo dal profilo della donna. L’uomo aspetta, non può prendere iniziativa.

Le funzioni di Bumble sono molte: chat, videochiamate, invio di file multimediali tramite le chat. But also more, because Bumble can be used not only to meet a partner, but also to make friends via the BFF section and even look for a job via the Bizz section.

You can find all the information about this app in our guide to Bumble.

Bumble's limits

In the face of a great "hype" for this app, however, there are limits. You only have to read the reviews to the app, which is available for both Android and iOS, to understand them: most of the most interesting features are paid for. Complaining about this aspect are mostly men, who even if they receive a "like" can't know who it's from if they have a free profile.

According to many users Bumble is almost unusable if you don't pay, but the price is not low at all: it starts at about 9 euros per week, 35 per month.

Some users also complain about a bad management of geolocation: on the one hand, it's not possible to narrow down much the area within which profiles must be found in order to get in touch, on the other hand, it's not possible to hide the city of residence.

Also, the service is reserved for adults but the apps for Android and iOS can be downloaded as early as 17 years old. Finally, the amount of data collected from the user's smartphone is definitely substantial.