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Does Bumble Notify the Other Person When you Unmatch?

Posted by Jamie on May 23, 2019

If someone unmatches you on Bumble, are you notified? Does Bumble notify the other person when you unmatch them? What can you if you matched with them and then want to unmatch? These are questions we see a lot in our email inbox here at TechJunkie. Today, we are going to answer the question of what happens when you unmatch with someone in Bumble.

Online dating may be easier to manage than real life dating but it has the same anxieties and the same confusion as real life. Just because it’s a screen doesn’t mean we don’t get affected in the same way if we are rejected. So let’s dispel some of the confusion and answer some of those questions.

If someone unmatches you on Bumble, does Bumble notify you?

Are you notified if someone unmatches you on Bumble? If you matched with someone and see the notification, nothing beats that little shot of adrenalin you receive as you realize the potential. If you’re male, it’s now a waiting game. If you’re female, you will see the option to Start a Chat.

What happens next depends on many variables. If the girl likes you, they will chat. If the man likes you, you still have to initiate the chat to find out. If they unmatch you, you will not be notified, the match will just quietly disappear from your Bumble match queue.

Does Bumble notify the other person when you unmatch them?

This question is much the same as the first. If someone unmatches you, they simply disappear. So if you unmatch them, you will simply disappear from their match queue. There are no notifications as far as I know when someone unmatches with someone they were matched with. Bumble prefers to keep that quiet.

There is a reason for not notifying and it’s all about psychology. We love to hear good news, which is why you will get a push notification when you get a match. We aren’t so happy to hear bad news, which is why Bumble does not notify you of the awkward news of someone unmatching with you. As Bumble wants you to keep using the app it maximizes the positive messages while minimizing the not so positive ones.

If you keep getting bad news, the chances are you will stop using the app. Minor negatives can be overlooked or overshadowed by more positives and will be more likely to keep you using the app.

What can you do if you really liked someone and got unmatched?

If you matched with someone you got quite excited about and it expired or they disappeared, what can you do? The answer is not a lot until they come around again. Just like Tinder, the profile cards that fit your criteria are put back into the mix and will come around again at a later date.

Just how much later depends on where you live, how many Bumble users there are in your area and how narrow your criteria is. They will appear eventually though so be patient. Once you see them, match with them again and do something different this time to catch and maintain their attention enough to schedule a date to meet in person.

If you’re a woman, start a chat and see where it goes. If you’re a guy, Super Swipe them or Extend the match if you haven’t used up your daily Bumble time extensions yet. They are the only two ways guys can show a girl he really wants her to initiate a conversation. Remember, unlike other dating apps, on Bumble the woman always makes the first move, initiating the conversation. The guy can extend the time allowed for the conversation to get started but the woman always has to be the one who initiates the conversation.

Tips avoiding being unmatched on Bumble

There are no hard and fast rules for online dating as we all look for different things. If there were a set of defined rules that worked all the time, dating would quickly become boring and I would quickly become very rich selling the secrets. Instead, there are some tips for getting more matches or keeping those matches you do get.

Make your profile image a good photo

To get noticed enough to be matched, your profile pics need to be good. Have your primary image of you alone in good light, looking your best and most relaxed. Don’t have a group shot as your main pic as you don’t want them assuming you’re the ugly one or be more attracted to one of your friends.

Get help with your Bumble profile

Those Bumble users who don’t read profiles are not worth wasting any time on. The rest are worth it so once you have written a profile you think shows you in a good light, ask someone you trust to read it. Preferably, someone of the gender you’re trying to match with. Take their opinion on board and edit your profile to suit.

Ask Bumble matches a lot of questions

Once you’re chatting on Bumble, asking the other person about themselves is always a good icebreaker. People like talking about themselves and most will not refuse an invitation to do just that. Just try to make them reasonably intelligent ones!

If you enjoyed this article, you might also like How to Swipe in Bumble and What Does it Do?

Do you have any Bumble tips or tricks? If so, please leave a comment below.

One thought on “Does Bumble Notify the Other Person When you Unmatch?”

Jodi says:
What if you unmatch someone by accident? Is there a way to get the match back?
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