How To Use Bumble Beeline
You’ve probably heard of Bumble, the dating app where only women can initiate conversations. However, you may not have heard about the Bumble Beeline, one of the premium features that Bumble users who subscribe to the service’s premium tier get access to. In this article, I’ll explain the Bumble Beeline and how to use it, as well as the other features that Bumble Boost subscribers have access to.
The basic tier of Bumble is a free service, and for many users, that free service is perfectly adequate. Free users get to swipe right and left, can match to their heart’s content, and can have message with as many matches as they can make. So why move to the premium tier of service? It’s not cheap – you can get a week of Bumble Boost for $8.99, a month for $24.99, three months for $49.99, or six months for $79.99. Even that six-month commitment level will run you $13.33 per month, and you have to pay for it up front. What do you get for your money?
Bumble Boost subscribers get access to four premium features. Specifically:
BeeLine is pretty simple. It gives you access to a special feed consisting only of people who have already swiped right on you. It’s essentially the same feature as offered by Tinder Gold, and it’s a huge timesaver for people who don’t want to spend hours swiping on a thousand people to get ten matches. With BeeLine, you can basically stop swiping and just wait for the matches to come to you.
Rematch lets you bypass the 24-hour rule for connections. At the normal subscription level, women have to contact men within 24 hours to keep a match alive, and the man, in turn, has to reply within 24 hours to make the match permanent. If either party fails to send a message, then the match expires and disappears from the system. If you have Rematch, however, you can resuscitate an expired match and bring it back to life.
Related to Rematch, BusyBee lets you have unlimited Extends. Normal subscribers get one Extend a day to use to renew that 24-hour grace period. If you subscribe to Bumble Boost, however, you can have as many Extends as you want.
Bumble has added a number of filters to profiles, providing information like whether someone wants children, whether they drink or smoke or use marijuana, what kind of relationship they’re looking for on Bumble, their astrological sign, and a number of other categories of information. Normal subscribers can screen on two of these filter criteria – so you could say you only want someone with a college degree who wants children, for example. With Bumble Boost, however, you can use as many criteria as you wish; you can specify a 6′ tall high-school dropout Leo who has pets but doesn’t want kids, smokes but doesn’t drink, and is looking for a serious relationship.
Using Bumble BeeLine
Using BeeLine is actually very simple.
- Open the Bumble app.
- Click the message icon in the top right corner.
- Click the number under “match queue.”
- Look at the profile pictures on the page.
You can swipe right on whoever you like – or not! As you have Bumble Boost, you don’t have the usual 24 hour limit to initiate contact or have contact initiated.
Is This Legit?
A number of users have expressed concern that the number of potential matches on the BeeLine are suspect, if not altogether fictitious. The number of matches fluctuates between views of the Beeline page in a seemingly random way that has yet to be explained months after being noticed. This Reddit user did an unscientific test that shows this. While Bumble Beeline is likely not a rip-off or fake, I would suggest that you should not take your match numbers at face value…and definitely don’t expect to see anywhere near that number of actual matches if you end up subscribing to Bumble Boost on the strength of messages from Bumble promising you dozens or hundreds of people in your BeeLine.
Outside the structure of Bumble Boost, Bumble does have one more premium feature called Bumble Coins. These are an in-app currency that allow you to buy “SuperSwipes.” When you SuperSwipe a user, they receive a notification that you are confident that you would make a good match with them. Bumble Coins start at one coin for $1.99.
Is It Worth It?
The key question: is the BeeLine worth it? The answer really depends on how you use Bumble and where you’re located. If you’re out in the country and routinely run out of people to swipe on, then no, it’s not worth it. However, if you live in a major city and could spend hours swiping every day (and would rather not), then BeeLine can save you huge amounts of time. The other features of Boost are nice but really don’t come anywhere close to justifying the monthly expense.
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