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18th Dec 2018

Dating app Bumble has added a feature that we’ve been crying out for

Carl Kinsella


It’s good news for all the lonely people out there.

Dating app Bumble has made it much easier to narrow down your matches so that you’re more likely to come across somebody that you fancy.

In case you’re uninitiated, Bumble has the same basic premise as Tinder (swipe left or swipe right) with one key difference — that the woman gets to message first.

Now, Bumble has added some features to separate itself even further from Tinder. Whereas Tinder’s filters include little more than ‘age’ and ‘location,’ Bumble users can now filter their matches by things like astrological sign, and what kind of relationship they’re after.

Users get two filters for free, but after they need to unlock the rest. Filters include height, exercise, education, whether or not the user drinks or smokes, do they have pets, what are their political leanings, what is their religion, and what are their family plans?

A lot more heavy duty than simply being able to see a selection of pictures… Now you can specifically look for people who have dogs!

Similar filters are available to users of Bumble Bizz and Bumble BFF, separate functions of the app that allow users to seek out friends or work connections.

Bumble has 46 million users, and is on course for revenue of $200 million this year.