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Women Messaging First: A Changing Concept

Bumble, the dating app known for its “women make the first move” policy, is reconsidering its approach. Initially, only women could message men first, but the rule has become less clear over time, especially for LGBTQ+ users.

Nonbinary Users and the First Move

In 2022, Bumble expanded its gender options, raising the question of whether nonbinary people could also message first. The answer was yes, but now the company is exploring alternatives.

CEO Lidiane Jones’s Reconsideration

Bumble’s new CEO, Lidiane Jones, has expressed concerns that the “women make the first move” policy may be a burden for some users. She is considering different options for a relaunch later this year.

Possible Changes

One option being tested is providing women with pre-written messages to break the ice. Another is allowing men to message first.

A Major Shift for Bumble

If Bumble does away with its “women make the first move” policy, it would be a significant change for the app. However, some users may welcome the shift as a way to reduce pressure and make the platform more inclusive.