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Does Bumble Create Fake Profiles?

Posted by Arch on October 29, 2018

One of the worst things that can happen to an eager user of a dating app is to have their radiant mug and the sheer magnitude of their virile and irresistible charm go unnoticed.

Heck, even getting downright rejected, left-swiped, done, kaputt would be an easier pill to swallow!

Now, having been disappointed time and time again with unresponsive potential partners and the lack of matches, some users have taken it onto themselves to figure out what on Earth is going on. To get to the bottom of this annoying issue, most of them opted to burrow through a vein that has helped so many before them in explaining the inexplicable- conspiracy theories!

Anyway, in this article, we’ll talk about Bumble – one of the biggest dating apps in existence today. To be more precise, we’ll uncover the truth about the question that’s on many people’s minds right now – Does Bumble Actually Create Fake Profiles for their App?

Without further ado, let’s see what’s going on, shall we?

The Trouble

‘Double, double toil and trouble!‘, as the great bard would say – and what a great way to illustrate the issue at hand! Namely, a sizeable chunk of predominantly male users who have created profiles on Bumble are putting in a great deal of effort to find matches, but to no avail.

The thing is while getting rejected more often than getting matches is pretty much how these apps work out for the majority of the users, some men find it difficult to believe that finding a match on Bumble is something that happens only every once in a blue moon!

Now, this curious occurrence has left many scratching their heads, but some of them actually decided to lift their hands off their head and start typing some really deep and far-reaching queries on Reddit! (And elsewhere. But mostly on Reddit, it seems.)

As a result, a certain level of incredulity towards the platform peaked its ugly head as the folks who have managed to amass only a minute number of matches started to wonder if Bumble actually created a bunch of fake profiles of really attractive girls just to keep the men swiping?

A fair enough question, indeed. So, here’s what we’ve found out.

Explanation Number 1: Bumble’s Algorithm

Similarly to its biggest contender Tinder, Bumble uses a search and visibility algorithm that promotes the most popular profiles to the front of the queue, so to speak. For example, if a profile has attractive pictures, is fully-optimized and has been right-swiped on a lot, it’s more likely for it to be pushed before all the others in the area.

It’s at this point that we might need to mention the way Bumble works, in case you’re not entirely familiar with the platform:

While otherwise closely similar to Tinder, Bumble differs from it in one key aspect – upon being matched with someone, only the woman can make the first move! (That is- send the message within 24 hours.) This is why many call Bumble the feminist version of Tinder, by the way.

So, in the light of this revelation, if your profile has been ignored even though you’ve been swiping right relentlessly, it’s possible that the person in question already has plenty of matches to deal with and won’t commit to any more.

Tough luck.

Explanation Number 2: Bumble’s Inactive Profile Policy

Another interesting and quite perplexing thing about Bumble is its odd inactive profile policy. Rather than shutting down profiles if they’ve been inactive for a while, or otherwise snoozing them or something, the folks at Bumble decided to approach this situation by doing – nothing at all.

Now, whether or not this policy is actually fair or smart is another question, but to answer the one about the fake profiles – it may just be the case that the profiles you’re right-swiping have been inactive lately! (Or maybe completely abandoned, who knows!)

So, there you have it, folks! To wrap this article up, let us reiterate the main conclusion: NO, the folks at Bumble don’t actually purposefully create fake profiles to keep you hooked, but thanks to their search algorithm and weird inactivity policies (or lack thereof, rather), it may get difficult to find some matches. Also, it may be possible that there are indeed fake profiles, as well, but the bottom line is that Bumble itself didn’t create them, or at least it has yet to be proven and may not be provable.

We hope you found this article helpful and wish you plenty of luck with your Bumble-bound romantic pursuits!

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