There is no doubt that dating apps have revolutionized the way we date and hook up. They have made it easy to cast your net wide and to find a date, playmate or friend from the comfort of your sofa. But, like everything, it can get dull after a while. Whether you’re fed up with jerks or you have found your forever friend, giving up dating can be refreshing. To that end, I’m going to show you how to delete your Bumble account.
Bumble is a great dating app for both girls and boys. It gives girls the power and allows you to use the app without the usual douchebags sending you lewd messages. It gives boys time off from having to initiate chats and do all the legwork and it gives both sexes a higher quality of user to choose from.
All that said, there comes a time when enough is enough. Whether you have found someone or simply get tired of dating apps, getting out of the dating game can be very refreshing.
Deleting your Bumble account
If you just remove Bumble from your phone, all you do is remove the app from view. Your profile still exists and can be seen and swiped against, you just won’t see it. To delete an account is to remove the profile completely so people cannot see it or swipe on it. It does mean you will have to start over if you want to get back in the game but in the meantime, it does mean peace and quiet.
As your Bumble account is linked to your Facebook account, deleting it isn’t as simple as it could be. You first need to break the link between Facebook and Bumble and then delete your Bumble account. Some users I asked said deleting the bumble account on its own didn’t always work.
On your phone:
- Log into Facebook as you normally would.
- Navigate to Settings and Account Settings.
- Select Apps and Logged in with Facebook.
- Select Bumble and then Remove app.
- Confirm the removal when prompted.
- Log into Facebook in your browser.
- Select Settings and Apps and websites from the left menu.
- Select Bumble from the list of apps.
- Select Remove app and confirm.
- Open up your Bumble app.
- Select Settings and scroll to the bottom.
- Select Delete account.
- Type ‘delete’ into the box when prompted.
If you have subscribed to Bumble Boost, you will need to stop the payment from the Google Play Store or iTunes otherwise you will still be charged. Both stores have a subscriptions section that should list Bumble. Select it and cancel the subscription.
- Open Google Play Store.
- Navigate to Account and Subscriptions.
- Select the Bumble subscription.
- Select Cancel and confirm the cancellation.
- Open the iTunes & App Store.
- Select your Apple ID at the top.
- Select View Apple ID and then Subscriptions.
- Select Bumble.
- Select Cancel Subscription to do just that.
Giving up on dating apps
While more people than ever before are using dating apps, there are also more people than ever before giving them up. Apps like Bumble and tinder may have made dating easier but that means the barrier to entry is lower. This has obvious downsides. Ask anyone who has used a dating app for a while and you will likely hear the same stories of stalking, catfishing or the general unfairness of online dating. That is completely ignoring the entire superficiality of the entire dating app culture.
Even though Bumble tries to distance itself from Tinder it is still all about the looks. If you look like a supermodel or Brad Pitt you’re golden. If you don’t, you’re going to have a very hard job finding someone who wants more than a hookup. I have a friend who is hooked on dating apps. He has used them since he was 18 and cannot go an hour without checking whether he has received any swipes or chat requests. Yet when asked how much success he has had with the apps, he says not much except a few mutually mediocre hookups.
Dating apps have made dating easier for some but not better for all. They are designed like a game and are treated as such and for a subject as important as relationships, that is not a good thing. Sure, they are fun for a while and if you’re looking for casual hookups, it couldn’t be easier. If you’re looking for something more serious or longer term, apps are not the way to go.