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How does messaging work on Bumble?

After two users have mutually right-swiped one another, a match is created. After a match is created, you'll see a push notification appear on your phone's lock screen. From here, you can either start a chat or continue swiping through other profiles.

The steps that follow will depend on the user’s gender.

On Bumble, women always make the first move. If she doesn't initiate a conversation within 24 hours, the connection expires.

Men cannot initiate a conversation with women. However, they can show they're especially interested by using the daily 24-hour extend feature.

The above rules do not apply to same-sex or connections made in Bumble BFF. In these cases, either person has 24 hours to make the first move before the connection expires.