Bumble both is and isn’t like other popular dating apps. The location-based app where women make the first move was founded by a possibly disgruntled (hint: she sued them) ex-Tinder employee in 2014 and has gone from strength to strength since, including adding the unique Bumble Bizz and Bumble BFFs, aimed at facilitating work connections and making friends, to their platform.
In 2020, Bumble had a whopping 100 million users worldwide, nearly ten-times their reach in 2016. So it’s fair to say that Bumble is a pretty successful apps. And yet, if you’re used to Tinder, Hinge, or especially desktop dating sites, then the app can be a little confusing. One question that gets asked a lot is whether you can see who you have liked on Bumble.
That’s easy to answer: no, you can’t see who you liked on Bumble. But why not? It seems like a pretty logical feature for a dating app to have, right? Perhaps not. After all, that would be an awful lot of profiles to list, and you can only contact users with whom you have matched. That didn’t stop Tinder from trying it with their new Tinder Platinum release.
In fact, guys can only contact users with whom they’ve matched if those users make the first move (assuming it’s a male/female match)! Matches on Bumble are called connections, and the app is ostensibly way more about connecting than it is about swiping. If you want to discover all the ins and outs of Bumble, and you have a bit of time on your hands, then why not read my full guide to the app? Or read on for the answers to a few more popular questions about swipes, likes and visibility on Bumble.
Can I See Who I Swiped Right On Bumble?
As swiping right is synonymous to liking, no, you can’t see who you swiped right on when you’re using Bumble. You’ll see them again if they swipe right too and you two are a connection. If not, then why waste time thinking about them? They’re clearly a fool.
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Accidental Swipes on Bumble
Fear not, super swiper. Accidental left swipes can be corrected easily, just tap the back arrow in the top left corner of your screen to use Backtrack. Obviously you can’t do this a bunch of times in a row, so try not to let the left swiping get too out of control.
Possibly worse than an accidental swipe left is the dreaded accidental swipe right. This tends to happen when you see someone you know – say your ex, or the TA who teaches your college classes – and you’re having a good long nosy through their pics and profile. You’re just trying to work out exactly which bar their profile picture was taken in, and if any of their friends are hot, and whoosh, off they go to the right.
Unfortunately, there’s no cure for the accidental right swipe. You just have to cross your fingers that they haven’t swiped right on you. And if they have… that’s intriguing… why? I’m not going down the rabbit hole of what happens after that!
Do Guys Know When You Swipe Right On Them on Bumble?
This really depends. I mean, how rich is the guy and how much stock does he put in online dating? Basically, premium Bumble members (Bumble Boost) get a feature called Beeline which is a separate feed of users who have already swiped right on them. If the guy you swiped right on has Boost, you’ll be in this personalized stack of profiles.
Of course, whether and how quickly he notices you will depend on how popular he is and how much time he spends going through Beeline. No one gets notified of every swipe right on their profile, so it’s very unlikely to be immediate. If someone looks through their Beeline every day they might get to your profile quickly, but if they either don’t use the app often or prefer their general feed then Beeline will pile up and it could take some really determined swiping to get to you.
Basically, don’t freak out if someone doesn’t swipe right back as soon as you’ve swiped right – if they’re a basic member they probably won’t know that you’ve liked them, and if they have Bumble Boost it might still take a while to get to your profile.