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Why can't I start a conversation with somebody I've swiped right on?

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

After a match has been created, what follows depends 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 that they're especially interested in her by using the daily 24-hour extend feature.

Bumble was designed to counter problematic and antiquated hetero dating norms, so the above rules do not apply to same-sex matches or to connections made in Bumble BFF. In these cases, either person has 24 hours to make the first move before the connection expires.