How Does Bumble Work?

As a social network rooted in promoting kindness, respect, and empowerment, Bumble provides opportunities for you to make genuine connections across all facets of your life. Bumble is the first app of its kind to bring dating, friend-finding, and career-building to a single platform.

You can swipe and create connections on:

Bumble Dating

For finding potential dates

Bumble BFF

For finding platonic friendships

Bumble Bizz

For mentorship, networking,
and career-building

Creating new connections has never been easier. Bumble is working to standardize unprecedented rules for respectful behavior. Because of Bumble’s dedication to safety and empowerment, millions of people are using the app to build valuable relationships every single day.

Bumble is committed to changing the rules of the game.

At Bumble, women make the first move. In heterosexual matches, the woman has 24 hours to make the first move and the man has 24 hours to respond. In same-sex matches, either person has 24 hours to make the first move. The other individual has 24 hours to respond or the connection expires. By encouraging our users to be bold and make the first move, we’ve seen over 3 billion messages sent to date!