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5 Tips For Improving Your Bumble Profile

There are plenty of dating apps available for smartphones around the world, but one that typically results in the most actual relationships is Bumble, which has well over 40 million active users around the world. Bumble is a bit different than apps like Tinder as a woman who matches with someone has to be the one that sends the first message and the users are typically looking for serious relationships instead of something more “casual.”

Whether you’re new to the dating scene and want to give Bumble a try or have been using the app and want to get more matches, making some tweaks to your profile is a great place to start. Here are five tips for improving your Bumble profile that will lead to you getting more matches, messages, and even dates, in the near future.

1. Fill Out Your ‘About Me’ Section and Prompts

There’s nothing worse than coming across a bland and empty dating profile. Even if they’re cute, how are you supposed to know if they’re worth pursuing unless they catch your eye with an interesting profile containing at least a few details about them? If you want to get noticed more on Bumble, one surefire way is to fill out that bio, update it as needed, and fill out the prompts on your profile with intriguing and humorous responses. A pretty face can get you far, but you won’t get dates if you don’t put in the proper effort. 

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2. Verify Your Profile

Catfishing unassuming hopeless romantics online isn’t as easy as it once was. There are plenty of ways to properly verify the person you’re talking to online is who they say they are. At least for the most part. Verifying your dating profile is an instant game changer and will help you gain more attention. People aren’t nearly as hesitant to communicate with verified profiles as they are with those unverified ones. It helps to ensure some form of early trust. Although, you should always stay vigilant and never trust someone upfront, and always meet in a public place until you really know who you’re dealing with. 

3. Post a Variety of Unfiltered Pictures

Filters are cute and you can use them if you please, but dating sites have begun cracking down on the use of heavily filtered pictures due to the difference in how someone looks online and in person. Besides, when searching for a lover, you really want them to see the real you and not a facade. It’s far better to be real with someone upfront and they’ll appreciate it more than you think. So try posting a variety of unedited pictures, full body pictures, candid shots, and whatever pictures make you feel good about yourself. 

4. Message First (For the Ladies)

One crucial tip for getting your profile to stick out is by messaging first. It’s usually a stand-off to see who will message first, so it’s a good idea to rip off the bandaid and be the first to reach out. It will help your profile stand out in a sea of people trying to impress the person you’re interested in. The recipient is sure to appreciate the welcome change of pace in their inbox. 

5. Don’t Be Hateful

Skimming through dating profiles, you end up seeing a lot of different people with a lot of different opinions. It’s okay to be passionate and put your truest self out there, just keep in mind how your words come off to others. Most people looking for a relationship won’t want to swipe right on someone who is ignorant, or offensive. Be kind to those you interact with on the dating app, don’t post hateful stuff in your bio, and keep a level of self-awareness. You don’t have to be everyone’s cup of tea, as long as you’re respectful. It will undoubtedly attract more people to your profile. 

10 Unique Date Ideas

What are you going to do on your next date? See a movie? Go to a restaurant or bar? Not that there’s anything wrong with those ideas, but wouldn’t it be nice to mix things up?

Here are 10 unique date ideas that put new life into an existing relationship or get a budding one off to an intriguing start.

  1. Take a photo walk. Grab your smartphones or cameras and walk through an interesting part of town. Snap some pics of flowers, animasl, buildings – whatever grabs your interest. Create a digital collage of your date. Post it if you like to share.
  2. Attend a small-town festival. Every town has them, and every summer weekend there’s one not far from you. Watch the parade, taste the local food, enjoy games and demos in the park, listen to the bands. Drink in the flavor of the place.
  3. Be a tourist in your own home town. Take a bus tour, a Segway tour or a narrated walk through historical buildings. Visit the gallery, museum or other point of interest that you like to show out-of-town visitors.
  4. Have a cookout together in a local park. Plan a menu, shop for ingredients and fire up the charcoal on a public grill. Enjoy some tunes on your phone and Bluetooth speaker. Don’t forget the marshmallows!
  5. Volunteer together. Enjoy each other’s company and do some good at the same time. The opportunities are endless: soup kitchen, park or roadside cleanup, meals on wheels, lifting and stocking at the local food shelf. Maybe it will be a one-time thing, but it could be a source of satisfaction for one or both of you for years to come.
  6. Test drive cars. Maybe one of you is in the market, but if not, so what! Certainly you’ve been curious about how the latest sporty car, SUV or luxury pickup handles. Pick your persona for the occasion: you can act like a couple looking for a car together or an advice-giver helping out a friend.
  7. Read a book in a special spot. If it’s a nice day, you can pick a quiet corner of a park, or you might settle in at a coffee shop. You can each bring your own material and read mostly silently, occasionally commenting on what you’ve noted. Or if the setting seems right, one of you might read aloud.
  8. People watch. Pick a bench in a park, or even watch from your car in the parking lot. From a car you can comment without offending anyone. Couples are the most fun to observe. What do they see in one another? In what ways are they like you?
  9. Attend a workshop at a building supply store. Many conduct classes and teach you how to build a deck, wallpaper or replace the trap under your sink. Enjoy each other’s company and learn something new.
  10. Do yoga in the park. Many communities offer class sessions. If you’re self-conscious, take a class in a gym together.