One strange thing I noticed on Bumble is that I saw a lot of friends and coworkers on the app within the first few minutes of using it.
I'm not sure why this happens, but it was almost a turnoff — it's supposed to be a discovery service, so I don't want to see people I already know.
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Minutes into my Bumble experience, I quickly realized I'd have to start talking to the guys I matched with, otherwise things wouldn't go anywhere. Of course, the more messages you send, the more you'll receive, but nearly everyone I've sent a message to has responded quickly. But two of my friends and I have gone on a collective 13 dates in the past month courtesy of Bumble, so something about the app seems to be working.
JSwipe puts a timer on how long you have to start talking to a match. Coffee Meets Bagel gives you and your match an opening question to break the ice. Bumble was co-founded by Whitney Wolfe, the ousted Tinder cofounder.
The most annoying part about dating apps is breaking the ice.
I have a hundred matches sitting in my Tinder app who I haven't talked to for this reason alone — nobody wants to make the first move, or have their opening line derided for being lame, or be ignored for being unimaginative.
If you mess up and accidentally swipe left when you mean to swipe right — swipe right meaning that you're interested in someone — you can shake your phone to undo it.
The user interface isn't clunky, and it's easy to use.