Which is the best dating app: Tinder or Bumble? | The Tylt
Which is the best dating app: Tinder or Bumble?
Bumble has a much more welcoming feel than its dating app counterparts. Instead of a free-for-all, women start conversations. Plus, recipients only have 24 hours to respond before they lose their chance on a match, which encourages quick responses and a general attitude of straight-forwardness—at least more so than Tinder.
Because matches expire, users have a better chance of someone engaging in conversation on Bumble than they do on Tinder, and people tend to feel more hopeful about finding solid matches as a result.
Given these factors, it's not surprising that Bumble has the reputation of being the better app for actually dating. The entire purpose behind Bumble was to create a place that leveled the dating playing field and empowered users to make connections. For many, this is a much more appealing prospect than the endless swipes and empty conversations found on Tinder.
Regardless of whether you're looking for a date or a hookup, you want to go where your chances are the best, which means you should go where the most people are. As Digital Trends' Joshua Fruhlinger puts it:
When a single person then considers the fact that the vast majority of other single people are on Tinder, just like a night club, they realize that that’s the place they need to be.
Tinder is everyone's first step into the dating-app world, and users are more likely to find someone looking for similar things as a result. Even though a large pool means a lot of swiping, the number of potential matches is its own reward.
Tinder has also earned the reputation for hookups, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. According to data from LendEDU, roughly 22 percent of Tinder users say they use the app to find hookups. For many, a hookup is all they really want out of a dating app, and if that's the case for you, Tinder is an easy choice.