Tinder and Bumble Have Some Major Differences… And Knowing Them Will Help You Get Laid FAST
If you are new to online dating, the sheer number of dating sites may make it difficult to figure out which of the dating apps is best for you…
On the other hand, if online dating is your lifestyle, you are probably on Tinder, Bumble, or both.
They are far and away the two most popular dating apps. But do you know the difference between them? And how to get the most out of each?
That’s where I come in… I’m a certified online dating expert. I love playing cupid and helping people find the one.
So let me help you find the right place to start your search for Ms. Right (or Ms. Right NOW…)
Whichever side of the prism you are on, you’ll agree with me that these two apps might seem similar on the surface… but on closer look, they have glaring differences.
Today I want to help you unearth these differences and give you a clear picture of the two giants in the online dating scene.
You may choose to be on both (why not double your chances?) but when I’m finished, you’ll know how to maximize your time on each, to get the best results for the least effort.
Without wasting time, let’s get started:
1) Making the First Move
The most remarkable difference between Tinder and Bumble is who makes the first move:
On Bumble, women make the first move, giving them greater control than men. This also means women have more work in initiating the conversation with each match…
As a man, you only have to swipe and sit back. (Nice change from the real world, isn’t it?)
If it’s a match, it’s your lucky day because you won’t have to move a finger, your match texts first.
There’s a catch though: you must respond to her message within 24 hours; otherwise, the match expires…
Tinder, on the other hand, allows either the man or the lady to make the first move.
It’s a subtle way of saying men should make the first move because ladies rarely do.
Here, men have more responsibility, but also more control…
2) Sign Me Up!
The signing up details of the two sites are simple, but different.
Tinder requires you to fill in your name, date of birth, and gender. You’ll be prompted to add your school, and then you can upload your pictures.
Bumble has slightly different requirements. You can either sign up using your Facebook account or your phone number. Next, you’ll add your gender and the gender you would like to meet. You’ll also fill in your first name, your birthday, recovery email, and password.
Despite the difference in the signing up process, both the apps allow you to add more information once you are a member.
3) The Apps Pricing
For starters, both dating apps are free to use.
However, there are restricted features that one has to pay to unlock. Tinder compared to Bumble has several plans that one can unlock through a monthly subscription.
The Tinder free plan allows you to have 100 right swipe, one “super-like”, and one “top pick” daily.
When you subscribe for Tinder Plus at $19.19 per month, you’ll have an unlimited number of swipes, reverse accidental left swipes, five “super likes,” and get one “boost” per month to increase your visibility within your area.
Tinder Gold goes for an additional $4.99 month. On top of Tinder Plus features, you’ll see those who have swiped right on your photo. You’ll also have 5 “top picks” daily.
The Bumble free plan allows you to withdraw accidental swipes three times per day.
The Bumble boost plan goes for $9.99 per month. With the plan, you get notifications when someone swipes right. You can also see who likes you and extend the 24hours match expiry time.
4) Tinder Features Vs. Bumble Features
Tinder is known for swiping. (Duh.)
But, besides swiping, you can “super-like” someone’s picture, and swipe left, or right, by clicking the buttons at the bottom of the screen.
Bumble allows for swiping only.
In Bumble, swiping the screen upwards shows you more photos of the person, while on Tinder that’s a “super-like” move.
Lastly, you can undo an accidental left swipe by clicking a button at the bottom of your screen if you are on Tinder Plus plan.
For Bumble, you only need to shake your phone.
5) Who Is Where?
Now, here’s where we get into some serious differences…
Tinder boasts a huge client base. The app claims to have approximately 50 million users worldwide. The number of views per day is around 2 billion and over 30 million matches.
Tinder is based on users’ preferences, hence the huge number of matches.
Tinder users cut across a wide range of people–you can find people with stunning profiles and professional quality pictures to weirdos with shirtless profiles pictures and awkward bio information.
But… it’s a sausage party. 78% of Tinder users are men.
Given the huge pool, it’s always an endless swiping exercise.
Bumble’s populations mostly include people with decent jobs and college degrees.
The ratio of men to women is almost the equal–46% of the users are female. That means there are WAY more women on Bumble. The balance leads to a few options and hence less swipe and more productive connections.
6) Hook Up or Long Term?
Tinder is dominated by men, with (as we said) less than a third of its users being female.
Men have the liberty to start a dialogue, and most of their conversations are rarely about a long-term relationship. It is because of this trend that Tinder has been labeled a hookup platform.
Bumble is probably the more modest version of Tinder. There are a moderate number of matches, and the fact that women take charge of the conversation minimizes the chances of empty dialogue…
Not to say that women are better conversationalists, but they’ll rarely send indecent pictures after the first “Hi.”
The limited response time also prompts conversations before the match expires.
Bumble is perceived as the platform for meaningful relationships. However, it doesn’t mean that all Bumble users are interested in long-term relationships…
7) Meet Faster
Tinder is purely a dating site with no additional options.
It’s where you go to get busy: 95% of Tinder users meet their matches within a week (compared to 25% of online daters overall, and 15% of offline daters).
Bumble has the BFF option where you can meet people within your area and build friendships. The BFF option helps find fun people around you who you can engage within different activities, talk to, or chill around.
Just in case you’re looking for a friend… hahaha
Be Even More Successful Online…
Tinder and Bumble have changed the tides in the dating industry. It’s become the norm. In fact, 72% asked in a recent survey said they think relationships that start online are just as or more successful than those that begin IRL…
People can easily meet like-minded individuals within their vicinity or traverse the globe without leaving their country.
You can have a casual thing, a hookup, or a long-term relationship.
It all boils down to your preference.
But no matter what you are looking for, you want to get the most out of the apps you are using…
It’s Time To Get More Responses, Dates, And Lays on Whatever App You Use!
Fact: 91% of women on Tinder only swipe right on profiles they’re attracted to.
And it's NOT just the “pictures” they're attracted to. It's the WORDS on your profile.
A good picture is important, but a good picture is a lot easier to get than you think…
And it’s not what’s going to get a girl to swipe right.
Dating apps surveyed their female users, and a HUGE percentage said, they'd swipe right on a guy they're not instantly attracted to, IF he said the right things in his profile.
Thankfully, there’s a brand-new study out that shows you the 3 most important “profile tweaks” you can make right now…
You will see a dramatic rise in matches, responses, and first dates after making these tweaks to your profiles…
You'll probably even find your next f-buddy or girlfriend–whatever YOU want…