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When do Bumble matches expire? And what happens once they do?

In heterosexual matches, women have 24 hours to make the first move before the connection expires. Once they’ve sent their first message, their match has 24 hours to respond, or the connection expires.

In same-sex matches, either person is encouraged to make the first move within 24 hours. The other person has 24 hours to respond, or the connection expires.

We understand that our users are busy and may not always be able to get to a new match within 24 hours. To help with this, we provide each user with one free Extend per day to allow them extra time to lock in a special connection (learn more about Extend here). With our premium Bumble Boost feature you can Extend an unlimited number of matches and even Rematch with expired connections (more about Boost here).