Tinder vs. Bumble
Tinder vs. Bumble
  • Easy swipe feature to like a profile or not
  • Millions of members to checkout
  • Members of LGBTQ+ are welcome to register
  • Connect to other apps like Spotify, Snapchat, etc
  • Lack of security when it comes to the authenticity of a profile
  • Limited profile information available
  • Swipe decisions are based on photos in just a matter of seconds, making Tinder a bit superficial
  • Mobile dating platform allows you to find matches on the go
  • App puts women in charge of who they want to connect with
  • User-friendly interface
  • Option to use Facebook or mobile number to register
  • 24-hour timeframe on connections mean you have to be online daily
  • Extended Bumble app features—Bizz and BFF
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Free Features
Tinder vs. Bumble
Free Features
Tinder vs. Bumble
  • Tinder App Download
  • Unlimited Swipes
  • Upload up to 9 profile pictures and videos
  • Find members nearby
  • One Super Like per day
  • 1 Top Pick per day
  • Messaging your match
  • Basic search filters
  • Photo Verification
  • Profile creation
  • Match suggestions
  • Chat and messaging service
  • One re-match with an expired connection per day
  • Free Bumble app download
  • Audio & Video Prompts
  • Compliments
Premium Features
Tinder vs. Bumble
Premium Features
Tinder vs. Bumble
  • Incognito
  • Read Receipts
  • See members who like you
  • Boost your profile
  • Super Likes
  • Priority Likes
  • Passport Feature
  • Rewind your swipe
  • Control Your Profile
  • Control Who Sees You
  • Control Who You See
  • Hide Ads
  • Daily Top Picks
  • Message Before Matching
  • Extend connections for 24 hours
  • Re-match with expired connections
  • SuperSwipe
  • See a list of people who already swiped right
Tinder vs. Bumble
Tinder vs. Bumble
Tinder Plus
  • 1 Month: 17.99 USD / Month
  • 6 Months: 9.00 USD / Month
  • 12 Months: 6.00 USD / Month
Tinder Gold
  • 1 Month: 26.99 USD / Month
  • 6 Months: 13.50 USD / Month
  • 12 Months: 9.00 USD / Month
Tinder Platinum
  • 1 Month: 35.99 USD / Month
  • 6 Months: 18.00 USD / Month
  • 12 Months: 11.25 USD / Month
  • 1 Credit: 6.99 USD / Credit
  • 5 Credits: 6.30 USD / Credit
  • 10 Credits: 5.40 USD / Credit
Bumble Premium
  • 1 Day: 3.49 USD / Day
  • 1 Week: 13.99 USD / Week
  • 1 Month: 29.99 USD / Month
  • 3 Months: 20.00 USD / Month
  • 6 Months: 16.67 USD / Month
  • 1 Lifetime: 149.99 USD / Lifetime
Bumble Boost
  • 1 Week: 6.99 USD / Week
  • 1 Day: 1.99 USD / Day
  • 1 Month: 18.99 USD / Month
  • 3 Months: 13.33 USD / Month
  • 6 Months: 10.00 USD / Month
Bumble Spotlight
  • 1 Credit: 4.99 USD / Credit
  • 5 Credits: 2.60 USD / Credit
  • 15 Credits: 2.00 USD / Credit
  • 30 Credits: 1.67 USD / Credit

In the US, Tinder and Bumble are top dating apps that are changing old dating ideas. They are now the first choice for singles looking for good matches. Both use a simple swipe right if you like someone and left if you don't. But, they are different in who can send the first message.

On Tinder, regardless if you’re a man or a woman, you can send the first message to any of your matches. However, on Bumble, only women can send the first message. In the case of same-sex matches, either one of them can send the message first. Aside from who can initiate the conversation first, there are several components in which Tinder and Bumble are different.


Tinder and Bumble share the same demographic target. They mostly cater to heterosexual millennial couples, but members of the LGBTQ+ community are also welcome to join these sites. But in terms of a wider pool, there are millions of members more who are on Tinder than there are on Bumble. This means that there are more member profiles to check out on Tinder. Though there are a few members who use either of them as a hookup app, they appeal mostly to those who are in search of a serious relationship.


Swipelife has taken over dating apps by storm. Tinder, as the pioneering online dating platform that offered this feature, is the leading dating app to date. However, Bumble is considered to be the “tamer” version of it simply because the app puts women in charge of who they want to connect and start a conversation with their matches.

There is nothing much difference between the two apps. Tinder has Super Like feature, while Bumble has Super Swipe. These features are being offered to its users, and they allow you to let the other person know that you really like their profile.

Free and Paid Services

In terms of the free services that they offer, both apps basically have the same features. These apps are free to download, have fast and easy registration, can upload photos and build your online profile, and have a location-based algorithm that uses your location for your match suggestions. Tinder and Bumble also offer a snippet to one paid service—one super like and one re-match per day, respectively.


Both dating apps make use of the swiping feature to indicate whether or not you’re interested in someone’s profile. If you like someone, you may swipe right, and if you don’t, just swipe left. In the event that both of you “liked” each other, you will be able to message them. Because of its popularity, other dating apps have adopted this function.

As mentioned earlier, on Tinder, either you or your match can initiate your conversation; while on Bumble, female members are given 24 hours to reach out and start chatting.


Since their launching, Bumble and Tinder are free to download for both iOS and Android users. However, free usage of the apps has limited features, and they can only be fully accessed when you subscribe to their premium membership.

Tinder offers two tiers of subscription—Tinder Plus and Tinder Gold. These premium membership subscriptions can be availed via one-month, three-month, or six-month membership plans.
Bumble members can subscribe to their BumbleBoost premium membership to enjoy the app’s full features.

DatingScout.com Author Chris Pleines
Chris Pleines
Founder of Dating Scout and Author of the book "Online Dating for Dummies"
Chris founded Dating Scout 15 years ago, and today he is one of the leading Online Dating Experts. He is the author of the book "Online Dating for Dummies" and the author of the Internet's largest online dating study analyzing 20 Million Profile Pictures with artificial intelligence. Chris Pleines holds a master degree in media science and appeared in numerous television interviews and publications to give expert advice as well as tips about online dating.