Dating someone vs being in a relationship
Bumble was set up by one of Tinder’s co-founders and is designed as a rebuttal to the often creepy and sinister world of Tinder.
However, if you like them secretly they won’t know. If you want to contact them you need to send them a charm–and charms cost money.
If you like someone who likes you you’ll be notified of a match.
You can then send them a in-app message to start chatting.
And you can even completely falsify an entire identity to make you look more attractive or be more cool than you are without your interests being any the wiser (at least until you actually have to meet).
There are plenty of other viable alternatives now as well, such as Coffee Meets Bagel and the AWESOME Bumble, which is very similar to Tinder, save for the fact that only ladies can instigate conversations.And this approach kind of makes sense too: you’re more likely to have something in common with somebody at a similar gig, pub or night venue than you are with a complete stranger you just happened across during a 10 minute swipe-break at work.