Bumble Sucks Big Time, Let’s Face it Guys – Gemsman

Bumble Sucks Big Time, Let’s Face it Guys

Bumble Sucks

The premise behind Bumble is nice – it gives women more control over their security and limits the number of creeps they have to deal with. But when we look at how effective Bumble is for helping guys connect with the opposite sex, we find that it fails, miserably. Bumble sucks for men- and it’s not worth the hassle.  Here’s why.

Why Bumble Sucks: It’s Too Expensive

$8.99 a week or $22.49/month For Bumble’s Premium

Besides the outrageous price tag, they don‘t give you many features; only the ability to see matches and extend time. They have a feature called Boost, which is touted as “the way to get seen more,” but it isn‘t bundled with the premium price – you have to pay extra (we’ll talk Bumble Swipes in a bit.)

Tinder’s Premium is only $14.99/month.

Bumble’s competitor is cheaper and it provides more. With Tinder’s premium counterpart you get five super-likes, one boost and the ability to see who likes you. 


Why Bumble Sucks: It’s Pay-to-Play Features Don’t Work

Bumble’s SuperSwipe

Bumble’s pay-to-play features – you know, the ones not covered by its premium account – are ineffective and don’t work well. Take for example Bumble’s SuperSwipe. It costs $2 per use, and you’ll have no idea if you’re using it on a girl who’s even active on the app. In fact, we have yet to meet anybody in-person or online who was able to get a SuperSwipe to work. $2 is simply not worth it. 


Bumble’s Spotlight

Bumble’s version of a Tinder boost is called “Spotlight”. With the same premise, it’s supposed to get you seen by more people. It’s more effective than a SuperSwipe – as you’ll have a higher chance of getting a match. But depending on how populated the area you live in is, you might not be seen by many more women. So again, the effectiveness of this feature is questionable.


Just Because A Girl Shows Up On Bumble Doesn’t Mean She Is ON Bumble.

When somebody is inactive on Tinder they’re removed from the swipe queue. Bumble doesn’t do the same. This means there are the women you’re swiping may have deleted the app years ago. So not only are you wasting your time, you’re also wasting your money if you purchased any of the addon features.


Why Bumble Sucks: A Match Doesn’t Guarantee Much

Bumble’s core differentiator is the idea that ladies go first. Again, a nice idea on the surface. So let’s say you just paid Bumble $36 and the naming rights to your first child. And, then BAM. You finally matched with the girl of your dreams. You have the perfect reply lined up if she would just send you the message. 24 hours pass, and she‘s about to disappear from the app forever. Sure, you could use an “extend”, and give her another 24 hours to message you. But the chances of that happening are slim. At least with other apps, if a girl is on the fence, the opportunity is there to swing things in your favor with a witty message. On Bumble, you’re not awarded the chance. 


Final Verdict

If we haven’t made things already abundantly clear, Bumble sucks for men. Other alternatives, such as Hinge and Tinder give men more control over their swiping, gives them better chances at matches, and have cheaper premium features.

About the Author: Alicia Chapman

Alicia Chapman is a freelance writer from Minnesota who enjoys writing fashion, travel, and lifestyle trend pieces. In her free time, she enjoys reading, traveling, camping, happy hour, and can typically be found at a local brewery or cheering on a local sports team. You can follow her on Instagram and Twitter @aliciahchapman or see more of her work at www.aliciahchapman.com.