What You Need to Know About Safety on Bumble
Making sure that our community is safe is at the heart of Bumble’s mission and is our highest priority. We believe that everyone deserves a safe and comfortable place to make empowered, respectful, and meaningful connections.
Since our founding, we’ve introduced a roster of initiatives to help keep you safe while using Bumble Date, Bizz, and BFF. These include:
- A ban on guns and other weapons of violence in profile pictures;
- A ban on hate speech, fetishization, and sexual harassment;
- The ability to Video Chat and Voice Call within the Bumble app so you can meet new people without sharing your phone number or email before you’re ready;
- Photo Verification, to help make sure your potential match is who they say they are;
- The ability to Snooze your profile to protect your mental health when you need a break from dating;
- A ‘Private Detector’ feature that automatically blurs lewd images so you can decide if you’d like to see nudes or not;
- An Unmatch feature and a robust Block & Report system.
At Bumble we have a team working around the clock to keep out spam, fake profiles, and anyone who violates our community guidelines. Bumble is all about safe online dating; sexual harassment, abuse, and violence are not permitted on our platforms.
If you see any bad behavior on Bumble or if you ever feel unsafe or uncomfortable, don’t hesitate to use the Block & Report feature. Here, you can read more about what happens when you report someone on Bumble—and remember that even if you’ve unmatched a person, you can still use any information you have about them to file a report with our safety team.
We also encourage members of our community to be cautious when deciding what personal information to share in your profile. It’s absolutely fine to list your occupation as “account manager” at “tech company” rather than sharing details. Omitting photos that show you in a specific location you frequent (e.g. your go-to dog park or local bar) is another way to practice safer online dating.
We want you to stay safe once you’ve decided to meet your match IRL, too. Here are some tips for meeting a Date, BFF, or Bizz connection for the first time:
- Before you meet, ask your match to get verified using our photo verification feature.
- If you’d like, use our Video Chat or Voice Call feature within the app to “meet” your date without handing out your phone number or email.
- If you decide to take it offline, meet in a public place, like a coffee shop.
- Tell somebody close to you your date’s name, where you’re going, and when, and that you’ll contact them once you’re home afterwards.
- Don’t give out private information about yourself, like your home or office address, right away.
- Always feel free to politely leave the date. If you don’t feel comfortable, it’s important for you to put yourself first.
- Watch your surroundings and find an advocate nearby. If you feel uncomfortable, enlist the help of a bartender or a waiter to help you discreetly arrange a ride home, or if it’s something more serious, call the police.
If you have any suggestions on how to make our community a safer place, or any questions about our features, our support team is always available to help you here.
If you or someone you know has been abused, harassed, or hurt, there are organizations offering confidential support, 24/7. You’re not alone, and it’s never your fault. If you’re in the U.S., you can call love is respect, a project of the National Domestic Violence Hotline, at 866-331-9474, text LOVEIS to 22522, or visit LoveIsRespect.org and click ‘Chat Now’ at any time.