Does Bumble Notify the Man When There Is a Match?

Bumble also has areas of the app devoted to just making friends and to job networking, for those who are seeking conversations outside of romantic ones. Bumble was founded by Whitney Wolfe, a female executive at Tinder, who left to start her own app. There are many apparent similarities between the way the apps work.

Bumble’s creators wanted to break the pattern of men sending frivolous or inappropriate messages to female users. Their decision has been characterized as setting up Bumble as a “female-friendly dating app” and in reality, there is some anecdotal evidence to support this idea. Of course, while some men enjoy Bumble, others may find other dating apps more preferable.

The rule they created, and enforce via the software for the app, is that when a match is made between a man and a woman, the woman is the only one who can start the conversation. This gives women control over who they want to start talking with (and when), and it also lets them set the conversational tone from the beginning. It is a small but significant adjustment of the power dynamic in the matching process.

Women have 24 hours after a match to decide to contact or not to communicate. If the woman does send a message, then the man also has 24 hours to respond. If either party doesn’t move within their 24-hour window, then the match expires; if both parties respond, then the match becomes durable and doesn’t expire at all, and the conversation can proceed at whatever pace the matched pair likes.

Only the woman gets the option to message the man, and only she has access to his profile; the man is simply told that he has a match. He doesn’t even get to see who the match was, other than as a blurred in his Beeline, a state of affairs which will persist unless and until she sends a message.

How do you know when you match in Bumble? When you both swipe right, you will see a Boom! on the screen. Males will see the notification of a match but will not be able to do anything more. Female users will see the same screen but will also get the option to either Go To The Chat or Go Back to Bumble.

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What do guys see when you match on Bumble?

As mentioned, what a guy sees is different than what the girl sees when they get a potential match. For anyone curious what the man sees after the match, he sees something similar to the picture below:

For those who’d like to see if another user has swiped right on their profile without scrolling through a stack, they will have to purchase Bumble Boost. Bumble Boost has a few features, one of which is the Bumble Beeline. This Beeline will show users which profiles have swiped right on their own.

Is There a Way for the Guy to Show He’s Interested After a Match?

Yes, a man has to wait for a woman to message him… but in practice, many women simply won’t send that first message unless there is some signaling of genuine interest on the part of the man.

It’s psychologically easier to send that first message if you’re reasonably sure that the other party is really looking forward to getting it.

So how can a man show real interest? He can’t send a message or a picture…but there are ways he can signal that he’s intrigued. One he has to do before the match, and the other he has to do afterward.

Method one: Super Swipes

This is a premium feature you will recognize as being borrowed from Tinder. Super Swipes are similar to Tinder’s Super Likes. This feature lets a potential match know you really like them. By Super Swiping, a man can indicate to a woman that he is really interested – interested enough to spend a buck or two, because Super Swipes cost money.

When a woman is going through her stack, she may come across a photo with a distinctive yellow icon. That indicates that the person in question Super Swiped her. When you know that someone Super Swiped you, you’re more likely to swipe right and establish a match. It is easier to start chatting with him then, as you know, for sure, your message will be welcome.

Bumble lets users extend one match every day. This adds 24 hours to the remaining window for a conversation. If the man keeps using his daily extension, he can keep a match alive indefinitely, even if the woman hasn’t written him yet. Those who pay for Bumble Boost have unlimited extensions.

Although women and men can both use this feature, it is more useful to guys. Seeing that the guy invested in a match extension lets you know that he’s impressed by you and serves as an invitation for you to message him.

A man extending a match at all sends a signal to the woman that he’s really interested. Here’s a pro tip: if you aren’t a premium subscriber, put something in your bio along the lines of “I don’t have a premium account, so if I extend our match, I’m using my one daily extend to do it. It means I really like you.”

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