You have the option to choose who you’d like to date or who you’d like to become friends with in Date and BFF modes, respectively - women, men, nonbinary people, a selection of two options, or everyone in the app.
After two members have mutually right-swiped one another, a match is created. After a match has been created, what follows depends on the member’s gender. On Bumble, women always Make the First Move in all modes. If they don’t initiate a conversation within 24 hours, the connection expires. If you're unable to start a chat you can always continue swiping through other profiles.
Our platform is designed to be safe and empowering for women and, in turn, provide a better environment for everyone.
Men and nonbinary people cannot initiate a conversation with women. However, they can extend the match using the daily 24-hour extend feature.
In same-gender matches, matches with two nonbinary people, or matches between nonbinary people and men, either person has 24 hours to Make the First Move before the connection expires.