Warren, As a woman I feel a little strange about making the first move, and yet I see matches I would really like to begin exchanging messages with.If I initiate communication with them, will I come across as not much of a challenge?Bumble, which also uses Tinder’s swipe feature to browse profiles, is rather “a means to emulate real life,” in which people can’t hide behind user names to spam or harass others, Wolfe says.
To earn a “VIBee” badge on Bumble, male and female users alike must establish a track record of having real conversations with other users, says Whitney Wolfe, Bumble’s founder and CEO.
Indeed, in typical dating situations, many women prefer that men take the initiative.
This perspective is quite common, and may be right for you when dating in person.
Already, Bumble has established itself as an unworkable venue for guys accustomed to carpet-bombing women with “Hey baby” and “Nice (body part)” messages.
That’s because Wolfe — a co-founder of Tinder, a notorious haven for such annoyances — has insisted that on Bumble, only women can initiate male-female conversations.