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We see a lot of personal photographs here at Perfocal! We wanted to help you select the ideal dating app by using our expertise of the greatest, most popular, and most distinctive dating applications.

This is the first in a series of articles on the top dating apps to use in the UK. We're going to start with the Bumble - the revolution of how people connect.

Image from Bumble.com

If you are tired of the usual dating channels, Bumble is a dating app with a difference. Sure, it has similar functions as the likes of Tinder, whereby enthusiastic singles create a simple profile and allow potential suitors to swipe till they find a match. However, there is a significant difference that gives Bumble a special edge. Bumble puts the ladies in charge by encouraging them to make the first move. Once a match has been made, the woman has 24 hours to send the first message. If she doesn’t, then the match is lost.

Photos from Bumble.com - It shows three features: Dates, Bizz and BFF of Bumble


With over 40 million users worldwide in 2021, Bumble is one of the most popular online dating apps on the market. The basic version of the app, which is available at no cost, allows users to swipe as much as they like. However, the premium version offers additional features such as the ability to see who swiped right on you, incognito functions, advanced filters and the option to change location and match with people while on holiday. Depending on the length of the premium subscription, it is priced between £2.99 (1 day) to £149.99 (Lifetime).

How To Use Bumble

Bumble is a user-friendly app that is available on both IOS and Android. Users can download the app onto their smartphone and use the Facebook account to sign up. Then the easy-to-follow steps will ask for some basic data such as age, location and a short blurb. And once you’ve uploaded those all-important photos, you are good to go and have time to get swiping. All you need to do is peruse other user profiles, swiping left to reject a candidate and right to show that you are interested. If both parties indicate they are interested, you have a match, and it’s time to get the conversation started.

Snapshots from Bumble App.

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How To Make Your Bumble Profile Photo Stand Out

Of course, you can argue that looks don’t matter when it comes to true love. However, in the age of internet dating, your success in those initial matches will depend on your profile pictures. Bumble requests that users have at least one photo where the subject is visible to pass the moderation process. However, stats show that user profiles which feature more than three photos are 43% more likely to get a match.

Remember, your photos won’t just show potential suitors what you look like (regardless, don’t be afraid to flash them a winning smile), but they provide a little insight into your interests and lifestyle. Seeing that portrait photography is something we specialise in here at Perfocal, we’ve come up with some top tips to help you curate the perfect set of dating profile shots for your Bumble account.

What Bumble Users Say

Bumble is not just a great dating app. With the additional Bumble BFF and Bumble Biz elements, it has something for everyone. So whether you are looking for love, new friends or business contacts, this is an app with a difference.

And, if you don’t believe us, just have a look at what some of its users say:

"As a woman, it is nice to be able to take the first step to initiate the conversation. I had three dates with really nice guys before finding my current boyfriend (we’ll soon be celebrating our first anniversary!)"

In short, Bumble has become synonymous with female-led dating, but this is much more than a dating up. With its user-friendly, streamlined features, it’s an app that is revolutionising the way we interact. It puts the individual at the heart of the whole process and allows people to connect in various ways. So whether you are looking for love, platonic friends or your next business opportunity, Bumble does have it all!

Now, we know that profile pictures are the aspect most people struggle with. So why not let the professionals at Perfocal help you out. From as little as £99, you can have a professional photographer capture you in your element and help you catch the eye of those potential matches.



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