” Cofounder Susie Lee has told BI that since users don’t swipe on Siren, she believes there’s less of a sense of objectification of users (there are about 5,000 people on it so far, however).“The swiping interaction is fun, but when you apply that to people, you’re reducing people to objects.But on Bumble, straight women “are assured enough in themselves to pursue a man they want.” Siren, which launched in late 2015, abandons the swipe interface entirely.
That’s because only women can message their matches first on Bumble.
Straight men seem to like the app because women seem to take more initiative in starting a conversation, as Bryan Bumgardner, a 26-year-old Tinder and Bumble user, explains.
Although Tinder has a huge user base (an estimated 50 million worldwide), other dating apps, like Bumble and Coffee Meets Bagel, are meeting a larger percentage of their users’ expectations.
A 2016 study looked at the user reviews of 97 dating apps and analyzed how their quality scores have changed over the past year.
“Your profile becomes less about ‘I’m a lesbian’ or ‘I’m bi’ and more about ‘Here’s who I am and what you need to know if you want to go on a date with me.’ It lets people express all parts of themselves.” As with Tinder, you match with people who have liked your profile.
But there’s one big difference: the profiles don’t disappear once you’ve swiped.
He says he has gained more quality matches on Bumble than Tinder, which he views as an app primarily for hooking up.
“On Tinder, I can get a dozen matches a night but most of them are either going to be non-starters, girls who don’t respond, weirdos, or people who text back after a month and say ‘oh I never check this app,'” he tells Business Insider.
Tinder experienced the largest year-over-year decline out of all of the apps in the study.