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Tinder Vs. Bumble… Which Is Better For You?

You want to meet the best local singles, so it makes sense to start with the two apps that attract them in droves. But if you're just looking at Tinder vs Bumble, which one is the better option?

If you don’t have a team of dating experts to handle everything for you, you might not have the time or energy to manage both apps at the same time. 

After all, the average guy spends up to 90 minutes a day swiping and messaging on Tinder alone. And on Bumble, guys need to nail their profiles and photos because only women can initiate a message exchange.

Check out this side-by-side comparison and choose a winner in the Tinder vs Bumble debate:

Facts At A Glance

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Male to Female Ratio

Men outnumber women 2 to 1About equal

Casual (1) to Serious (10) Rating

1 - Everyone knows a couple who met on Tinder, but there’s still plenty of women looking for something casual.5 - Created to be a “female friendly” Tinder, the Bumble app attracts women who are serious about finding quality matches and starting a long-term relationship. But that's just the Bumble dating mode. Bumble BFF is the "just friends" mode if that's what you're looking for instead.

Types of Women

A true spectrum, everything from model quality to the girl next door. The app is most popular with women ages 16-34.The total package, “put a ring on it” candidates.


Free, with the option to upgrade to Tinder Plus for $9.99/mo, Tinder Gold for $24.99/mo or Tinder Platinum for $29.99/mo.Free, with the option to upgrade to Bumble Boost starting at $14.99/mo or Bumble Premium for $32.99/mo.

Premium & In-App Purchase Features Include...

Unlimited right swipes


5 extra Super Likes

Ability to change your location

Free Tinder Boost once a month

Check out who already “liked” your profile

Limit what personal information is visible to other Tinder users

Full access to Tinder Picks, your specially curated daily matches

BeeLine, a feature that limits your feed to women who have already liked you, so a match is guaranteed.Rematch, which gives you the ability to reconnect with past matches for an extra 24 hours.


Busybee, which allows you to extend the 24-hour match window.

Access to all the Bumble filters.

Bumble Spotlight, which features your profile for 30 minutes in your area.

Bumble SuperSwipe

Biggest Plus:

It’s the most popular dating app in the US, so if she’s dating, she’s probably on Tinder.60% of all matches result in a conversation (according to the app’s founders).

Biggest Minus:

76% of users live in large urban areas, so if you’re not within “dating distance” of a large city, it might not be a good fit for you.The user pool isn’t as large as Tinder, so finding The One might take a little longer.

Further Reading:

Top 10 Tinder Tips & Tricks to Triple Your DatesBumble Review

Both of these popular apps are also available as dating sites, meaning you can hop on from any device, including your laptop. Tinder Online even has a handy "work mode" you use if you're interrupted by a coworker while swiping at work.

They also both allow you to link social media to your dating profile, specifically Instagram and Spotify. That's a great way to add even more depth to your Tinder & Bumble profile.

While there are exceptions to every rule, knowing what you’re looking for can help answer the Bumble vs. Tinder question. For instance, if you’re in the market for a short-term fling or casual dating, Tinder is basically everyone's favorite app for that.

Tinder Vs Bumble: Quality Over Quantity

The win goes to Bumble.

Bumble is better than Tinder if you're looking for a serious relationship.

The matches are of higher quality overall, and many of the women you’ll find on the app are “meet-the-parents-ready” marriage material.

Bumble was started by one of Tinder’s founders who wanted to create a more “women-friendly” app. Women aren’t being bombarded with unwanted messages, so the app tends to attract women who are looking for something more serious. 

Tinder Vs Bumble: Dating Pool

Tinder wins hands down.

Tinder is better than Bumble if you’re only looking at the sheer number of potential matches.

Part of the Match Group portfolio, Tinder is more popular than Bumble. You’ve got the potential to meet more women, particularly if you’re in a more rural area where Bumble users are few and far between.

And upgrading to TinderPlus gives you the ability to manually change your location so you can swipe on and match with all those pretty city girls.

But guys outnumber gals on Tinder 2:1, so you’ve got competition for the most attractive women in your area. These icebreaker messages will have perfect “10s” responding in no time flat.

Tinder is also better than Bumble if you’re more on the "hookups" end of the relationship spectrum. While you’ll find women looking for everything from one-night stands to long-term relationships, it’s likely easier to find the former on Tinder than Bumble.

Tinder Vs Bumble: Starting The Conversation

If you're looking for someone else to start the conversation, stick with Bumble.

On Bumble, only women can send the first message - you sit back and wait for her to come to you. So if you’ve ever been told you qualify for man-dime status, Bumble is the way to go.

But if you rely on your chat game to win her over with a witty message, stick with Tinder.

Tinder Vs. Bumble: The Experts Weigh In

Our vote is for Tinder. Out of all the apps out there, we get the best results for our clients on Tinder. (We can do it for you, too - click here to find out how). 

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