Opinion: Why Vancouver girls are switching to Bumble

Aug 11 2017, 2:04 am

Every day there’s less and less Tinderellas floating around for Vancouverites to swipe through.

The reason is Bumble.

For anyone who hasn’t already heard of it, Bumble is essentially the same thing as Tinder, except once you match only the girl can start conversations.

It might seem like a small difference, but the trickle down effects are turning a lot of girls away from Tinder and onto bigger and better things. To give you an idea, here’s why so many Vancouver girls are switching to Bumble.

Sexist pickup lines

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It is 2017 right? Not on Tinder. It’s insane how many guys out there message girls sleazy sexist pickup lines.

It may work for some girls, but personally, I don’t want anyone to tell me he can take care of me, or buy me dinner. Newsflash, I’m also a person and can do all of those things for myself.

Those guys that swipe right to every girl

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To the guys of the world who are doing this, please stop. You might get a few more matches, but if it’s with people you’re not interested in anyways, what’s the point?

The problem runs so deep that you can actually download an app that automatically swipes right to everyone on Tinder. Obviously, this can happen on every dating app, but at least on Bumble once you do match with someone, the constant right swipers can’t mass message every girl out there.

Copy/pasted mass messages



Continuing on my last point whyyyyyyy do so many people do this? If you don’t know what to say my bio is there for a reason, copy and pasted messaged are clearly showing you haven’t read it.

Physical compliment opening lines

annoyed girl

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“You’re hot”

“Hey Miss hawtie with a bawtie.”

Girls aren’t objects, so the first thing you say about them really shouldn’t objectify them. Of course, us females enjoy the occasional compliment, but if you open up with something physical it’s bound to spark the assumption that all you want is something physical. Maybe that’s what you’re looking for, either way it’ll likely get you unmatched.

Hoarding matches

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Group of hipsters leaning on a wall (oneinchpunch/Shutterstock)

On Tinder, a lot of people ignore their matches in the hope that something better is going to come along. They end up hoarding (and bragging about) a ridiculous number of matches, burying potential suitors way, way down the list.

Bumble gives ladies 24 hours to start a conversation or the connection is gone forever. Moral of the story is, don’t ferociously swipe right if you’re going to be out of cell range for a few days. However, if you are in cell range, the time constraint maximizes the chance girls will actually start conversations.

Less gender inequality



It’s a two way street on Tinder, some guys think it’s their job to message girls first, and some girls think it’s embarrassing to be the first one to start a conversation.

Bottom line, Tinder reinforces pretty archaic gender roles while Bumble gallantly forces the woman to act first. Think of Bumble as the Sadie Hawkins dance of the dating apps world.

Like what you see, you go girl.

Sam SchonewilleSam Schonewille

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