#bumble | #tinder | #pof Bumble introduces filters to show how socially-distanced you want to date


Bumble is the dating app where women have to speak first (Picture: Bumble)

Regardless of how much you may be missing human contact, right now is still not the time to start dating as normal.

For now, virtual dates are still the way forward for many, slowly moving into socially distanced dates before you can do the usual Netflix or cuddling.

That’s why Bumble has introduced new filters, so you can stay on the same page as those you’re matching with, choosing socially-distanced, socially-distanced with masks, or virtual daters to peruse.

The new feature will give people the opportunity to skip the potentially awkward conversation about how they are comfortable dating post lockdown, and what kind of dates they would like to go on through the three badges.

Although on 4 July and restaurants are due to open, with their outside spaces allowed to be open on 22nd June, Bumble found that 38% of people in-app are still nervous about meeting dates in person due to the lack of understanding in what is acceptable and safe in the new world of dating. 

This is now what you’ll see on the app (Picture: Bumble)

A Bumble spokesperson said ‘Thousands of people have connected virtually on Bumble during the lockdown and they’ve told us that they are excited and ready to date. However, we’ve found that more than 1 in 3 of our users are nervous about meeting in real life.

‘This new feature will help people navigate conversations about what they’re  comfortable with and how they want to meet for anxiously awaited first dates.’  

You can opt-in to add this dating badge to your Bumble profile by going into ‘Edit profile’ (bottom left corner) and clicking on ‘Tap to edit profile’ under your photograph.  

Once the dating badge is added, you can then filter potential matches who have selected the same preferences whether it’s virtual only or IRL. 

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