App of the week: Bumble is changing the game
ASST. FEATURE EDITOR
A trending new app has come to the University of San Diego. Released in November 2014, Bumble is a newly updated app to connect you to people around you.
Much like Tinder, Bumble connects you to people in your area by swiping left, or swiping right. The Bumble user’s profile is connected to their Facebook profile, but also allows them to select age, distance, and gender of who they wish to make connections with. Bumble allows its users to change the order of their profile pictures and add an About Me section.
Bumble is attempting to change the rules of the dating game. When using Bumble to make connections, the girls get to make the first move and have 24 hours to say something or else the connection will disappear.
To help you keep your Bumble profile ‘hive’ organized, users can easily view profiles they have connected with. The app also allows users to unmatch from a user once a chat has been initiated. Bumble requires users to be at least 17 years of age to start new conversations and users 18 or older may not connect with anyone younger than 18.