If you want to know how to use bumble like a pro, (like me!), you don’t want to treat it like any other dating app.

It was coined the Feminist tinder at Bustle,

The Powerhouse Behind Bumble

One of the things I love about Bumble is that it was created by a strong, empowered woman who doesn’t take any nonsense from men. Enter Whitney Wolfe, the co-founder of Bumble, who famously sued Tinder for sexual harassment and discrimination, walking away with a cool million bucks and a mission to change the dating game.

Strategic Partnerships

Bumble struck gold by partnering with Spotify, boosting their user engagement and helping the company reach a valuation of over a billion dollars. Whitney Wolfe is out here making money and love connections—talk about a boss move!

How Bumble Connects

Bumble connects through Facebook, so you’ll need an account to sign up. When you join, Bumble can pull information from your Facebook settings, though most details are easily changeable—except your age.

Profile Tips

I highly recommend updating your photos and description to be more fun and flirty, rather than professional like LinkedIn.

So if you don’t want your age to show on your Bumble online dating profile, you need to have your age NOT on your Facebook Profile.

Managing Your Age on Bumble

If you prefer not to show your age on your Bumble profile, make sure it’s not listed on your Facebook profile. I initially thought that subscribing to Bumble Boost would remove my age from my profile, but it didn’t. Honestly, it doesn’t bother me much, and figuring out how to delete my age feels like too much effort. Plus, I’m pretty proud of my birth year.

Focus on What Matters

Instead of stressing about age, I’d rather give you some solid online dating tips. But hey, if you want to adjust your age, that’s totally your call. Make it playful! Personally, I joke that I celebrate my 33rd birthday every year. 33 is a great age, and I tell my body to stay there—I feel better and better every day.

Embrace Positive Affirmations

Here’s a mantra I use to keep feeling young and fabulous: “I get prettier, smarter, wiser, more prosperous, and healthier every year.” Repeat it enough, and your body will start to believe it!

Perfect Your Profile Photos

You can use the photos Bumble pulls from Facebook or upload your own. Before you post, I recommend checking out my book, “The Woman He Dreams About: 21 Sizzling Online Picture Tips That He Can’t Live Without.” And don’t miss the online dating articles for women on my blog—they’re packed with useful tips!

Embrace Your Best Self

One of the things I love about Bumble is that it was created by a strong, empowered woman who doesn’t take any nonsense from men. Enter Whitney Wolfe, the co-founder of Bumble, who famously sued Tinder for sexual harassment and discrimination, walking away with a cool million bucks and a mission to change the dating game.

Strategic Partnerships

Bumble struck gold by partnering with Spotify, boosting their user engagement and helping the company reach a valuation of over a billion dollars. Whitney Wolfe is out here making money and love connections—talk about a boss move!

How Bumble Connects

Bumble connects through Facebook, so you’ll need an account to sign up. When you join, Bumble can pull information from your Facebook settings, though most details are easily changeable—except your age.

Profile Tips

I highly recommend updating your photos and description to be more fun and flirty, rather than professional like LinkedIn.

Photo Tips for Bumble

Bumble has a gagillion ideas for taking great photos for online dating sites, and I don’t suggest using snap filters with puppy ears or photoshopping out any wrinkles. Be yourself, but look good. Men notice your pictures first. So put your best foot forward.

Natural Attraction

Use natural or proper lighting. Wear some makeup. Do your hair. Having a depth of field lets you stand out from the background. Wear something red in at least one picture. Have a variety of photos that show your spirit.

Reality Check

I used to think it was very shallow to judge someone based on looks, but that’s what we do in real life too. Hopefully, the men will have enough info to give you an idea of who they are, but a lot of guys don’t. So, you might have to spend 30 minutes on a meetup at the coffee shop to see if you have any common ground and chemistry, or a quick phone or text chat.

Bumble Basics

Bumble is pretty simple. You can tap the beehive in the right-hand corner to see your matches. Swipe left if you don’t find someone interesting, attractive, or both. If a man catches your eye, swipe right.

Starting the Conversation

When you both match, his photo will be in a yellow circle at the top of your screen. This means the ball is in your court to send out a message first. This app gives you the power to start the conversation and to end it by unmatching any creepers or weirdos you may accidentally swipe right on.

The Shake Feature

And if you accidentally swipe left on someone you want to connect with, you can give your phone a shake and it will bring them right back to your screen for round two of swiping. Genius! They give you 3 shakes a day to rematch in case you swipe left when you didn’t mean to.

The Bumble Boost Issue

There is one tiny problem with Bumble. If you get the Bumble Boost and accidentally hit the “Not Interested” button, you are out of luck. I contacted customer support about this problem, and maybe they will change that someday. We will keep our bee fingers crossed.

Embrace Destiny

I believe everything happens for a reason. If you can’t bring him back, then it probably wasn’t meant to be. If it’s destiny, he will show up in your matches again someday.

Changing Your Settings

To change your settings, click the upper left arrow and then the little body icon at the top left. Here are a few things you need to know about your online dating profile for women:

  • Change your other info: Career, Education, Sex, and link up your Spotify if you choose.
  • Change your description from your Facebook Profile, unless you want your matches to know that you are the Founder of a Dating and Relationship Blog (they don’t need to know this from the get-go, haha).

Quick Bumble Tip

Write about positive things. Don’t complain about what you don’t want. This is a HUGE turnoff for men, and for me—your trusted dating coach.

Privacy Settings

Make your Bumble profile public or private. The slider on the top left-hand corner will let the men see you or not see you. You can also pick if you are interested in meeting men or women, or both.

Age and Distance Preferences

Choose your age range and how far is too far for a date. You can stick to your town, 1 mile up to 100 miles. When you travel, Bumble will update your location. So if you are at the Gulf side of Florida but live in Oklahoma, you can get some dates while you are on vacation. It does this automatically with your location services.

Notification Settings

Set notifications to alert you whenever you get a swipe. You can pick if you want your phone to vibrate. Personally, I turn mine off, because it can be exciting to get an alert but distracting if you are trying to study or get work finished. If you both swipe each other, you will see a green circle on top of your screen and YOU will have to start the conversation.

Why I Love Bumble

I love Bumble’s method because you don’t get bombarded by 100 creepers you are not interested in overflowing your inbox.

How To Use Bumble Boost: Eliminate Swiping Time

Using Bumble Boost can significantly reduce your swiping time, making online dating more efficient and enjoyable.

Pre-Swiped Matches

When you sign up for Bumble Boost, you can see men who have already swiped right on you. This means you can easily match with them if you like what you see. It’s like having pre-approved matches, making the process as easy as pie!

Fun in Swiping

Despite the efficiency of Bumble Boost, swiping through profiles can still be fun. Whether you’re in a bustling city or a smaller town, there are plenty of potential matches to explore.

Bumble Coins vs. Bumble Boost

You can purchase Bumble Coins for specific features or go all-in with Bumble Boost for the full experience. Bumble Boost highlights all your matches at the top of your screen, allowing you to start conversations with ease.

Starting Conversations

With Bumble Boost, you can click the green enclosed circle to match with someone you like. Remember, once you match, you only have 24 hours to start a conversation, or the match disappears. So don’t beat around the Bumble bush!

The Advantage of Bumble Boost

Bumble Boost eliminates a lot of the “work” involved in online dating, especially if you’re a busy gal. It saves time by reducing the number of messages and swipes you have to go through. I highly recommend Bumble for young professionals because there are a lot of quality men on the platform.

Be Open-Minded

I also suggest going out with men you might not be initially attracted to. You might be pleasantly surprised and meet a great guy. I’ve met several amazing men in my small town. Sometimes, men don’t know how to pick their best photos and need advice. I’ve helped hundreds of men sort through photos and write their profiles. Trust me, many of them have no idea what they’re doing with their online dating profiles.

Need Help?

Any questions? Message me at dina@dinacolada.com, and I will try to answer your dating and love questions.

Happy Bumbling!