Bumble Guidelines

These Guidelines and our Terms and Conditions are designed to ensure every user has a safe and enjoyable experience on Bumble. Failure to adhere to these guidelines may result in losing access to our platform.

Upload only your own photos

We take copyrights very seriously. If you don't own the rights to a photo or video, please don't post it. Same goes for dogs. If the dog isn’t yours-- don’t post it…(only joking!)

Respect all users

We're a very diverse community. This means you should respect other people's beliefs, interests and property while on Bumble. Bumble takes a strong stance against hate speech, rude or abusive behavior, bullying, and misogyny. You should behave the same way on Bumble as you would in real life. Additionally we encourage all of our users to report anyone who does not follow these behavioral guidelines. As a community rooted in kindness and respect, we expect all of our users to respect each other, themselves, and the Bumble staff.

Send original messages to other users

We strongly advise against copying and pasting the same message to every connection. We encourage our users to read profiles, learn about other people’s interests, and send an appropriate, relevant message to each match. We promise this will increase your chances of engaging in interesting conversations.

Don't pretend you're someone you're not

As previously stated, do not post photos that are not of you. We also recommend using our photo verification tool to let other users know that your profile is legit.

Bumble photo guidelines:

  • No kids on their own. They must be in the photo with an adult, and fully clothed.
  • No photos in bikinis/swimwear indoors.
  • No pictures in underwear.
  • No Shirtless/underwear Mirror Selfies.
  • Face must be clearly visible in all photos.
  • No watermarks or text overlaid.
  • No pornographic material.
  • No graphic hunting photos.

For more details on our photo moderation guidelines, please visit this link: http://bit.ly/2xUcBy6

Bumble BFF specific guidelines:

  • Bumble BFF is for friendship only. Anyone seeking romantic connections must use Bumble instead.
  • No kids on their own. They must be in the photo with an adult, and fully clothed.
  • No photos in bikinis/swimwear indoors.
  • No pictures in underwear.
  • No Shirtless/underwear Mirror Selfies.
  • Face must be clearly visible in at least one photo.
  • No watermarks or text overlaid.
  • No pornographic material.
  • No graphic hunting photos.

Bumble Bizz specific guidelines:

  • Bumble Bizz is for networking and business connections. Anyone seeking romantic connections must use Bumble instead.
  • No kids on their own. They must be in the photo with an adult, and fully clothed.
  • No photos in bikinis/swimwear
  • No pictures in underwear.
  • No Shirtless/underwear Mirror Selfies.
  • Face must be clearly visible in at least one photo.
  • You can upload your portfolio or work samples.
  • Watermarks are okay.
  • No pornographic material.
  • No graphic hunting photos.
  • No soliciting-- this includes coupon codes & sales links.
  • No personal contact information in photos or bio.

Don't do anything illegal on our site

Illegal activity will not be tolerated on Bumble. This may result in being banned from the site, and/or being reported to the authorities.

No soliciting

Bumble isn't for selling things. If you try to use it as a marketplace, you'll be banned.

No kids on their own, they must be in the photo with an adult & fully clothed

Bumble is for 18+ years, therefore we don’t allow kids to be alone in photos as representatives of their parents on Bumble. In addition, all children must be completely clothed. This is safer for both children and their parents.

If you don't follow these guidelines, you'll receive a warning (unless our team decides to block without warning at our discretion). If you ignore this warning, you risk losing your account. These guidelines are designed to make Bumble a friendly and safe place for all our users.