Overall impression
Overall impression
  • 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
Member activity in December 2022 in comparison
This is how active members are compared to others
active weekly
active weekly
Free Services
Free Services
  • Tinder App Download
  • Registration
  • Left swipe
  • Upload a profile picture
  • Find members near your location
  • One super like per day
  • Profile creation
  • Match suggestions
  • Chat and messaging service
  • One re-match with an expired connection per day
  • Free Bumble app download
  • Audio & Video Prompts
Fee-Based Services
Fee-Based Services
  • See members who like you
  • Match instantly
  • Unlimited likes and right swipes
  • Be on top of the line
  • Find members around the world
  • Rewind your swipe
  • Access to Top Picks
  • Extend connections for 24 hours
  • Re-match with expired connections
  • SuperSwipe
  • See a list of people who already swiped right
Costs and Prices
Costs and Prices
Tinder Plus
  • 1 Month: 17.99 USD / Month
  • 6 Months: 9.00 USD / Month
  • 12 Months: 6.00 USD / Month
Bumble Premium
  • 1 Day: 3.49 USD
  • 1 Week: 13.99 USD
  • 1 Month: 29.99 USD / Month
  • 3 Months: 20.00 USD / Month
  • 6 Months: 16.67 USD / Month
  • 1 Lifetime: 149.99 USD

These dating sites were created to challenge the antiquated notion of dating, Tinder and Bumble became single' people recluse when it comes to finding the right match for them. With the same swiping features—right if you're interested with the user and left if you're not, both dating sites have one major difference: who gets to 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 you can check there are more member profiles to checkout on Tinder.


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, fast and easy registration, can upload photos and build your online profile, and has a location-based algorithm that uses your location for your match suggestions. Tinder and Bumble also offers a snippet to one paid service—one super like and one re-match per day, respectively.


Both dating apps makes use of the swiping feature to indicate whether or not you’re interested in ‘s 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.

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

Tinder offers two tiers subscription—Tinder Plus and Tinder Gold. These premium membership subscription memberships can be availed via a 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 Datingscout and Author of Online Dating for Dummies
Chris founded Datingscout 13 years ago, and today he is one of the leading Online Dating Experts. He is the co-author of Online Dating for Dummies and the author of the Internet's largest online dating study analyzing 20 Million Profile Pictures with artificial intelligence. He also appeared in numerous television interviews and publications to give expert advice as well as tips about online dating.