”My pleasant if unremarkable experience with Bumble was slightly marred when I read this ludicrous passage in ’s fawning interview of Bumble founder Whitney Wolfe.“Users swipe left (or ‘no’) and right (or ‘yes’) on profiles of potential partners. But on Bumble—unlike Tinder or Ok Cupid—only the women can begin a conversation…
If you find yourself on the market in your 40s, wading into the app-dating world can feel daunting.
There are literally hundreds of apps to choose from, and if you’re a busy guy looking for something meaningful, scrolling through an endless stream of music-festival selfies probably isn’t the best use of your time.
You are so important to us that we haven’t thought of you, but we will, eventually, maybe when we’re bored or running errands or the cable’s out.
Until then, know that we are absolutely friendly and all about you not in our actions or product but in our occasional empty words.
Setting up my HER profile took less than five minutes; I just signed in with Facebook, selected a couple pictures from my various social media feeds and filled out my stats.
I like that Facebook is required to sign up for HER because it helps keep out pathetic men who get off by pretending to be lesbians on the internet.
Your profile on HER can be as simple or as in-depth as you want it to be: just add a textbox like you would a picture and write away.
While this freedom is endearing, a few simple prompts a la Ok Cupid might be helpful.
I like being able to see what I have in common with someone before striking up a conversation.