When you complete your Bumble dating profile you are filling in a form ready to be judged. Everything you add to that profile is going to be weighed, measured and hopefully not found wanting which is why writing a dating bio is so difficult. But what about if you have already written it and things change? How can you remove or change your occupation in Bumble?
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A lot of your personal information will be pulled from your Facebook account but some of it you can enter yourself. Your school and occupation is collected from Facebook but you can modify it from within Bumble if you change career or want to put something else. It only takes a minute to do. You cannot remove an occupation though, only change it.
Change your occupation in Bumble
If you’re looking to change your occupation in Bumble, there are two steps to the process. First you should change it in Facebook as it and Bumble share information. Then you can change it in Bumble itself. You can just change it in Bumble, but it will look odd of you say your career is one thing on Facebook but Bumble says something else. In a world where first impressions count, that’s a red flag right there.
To change your occupation in Facebook I find it easier to use a computer browser:
- Log into Facebook and go to your home page.
- Hover your mouse in the box that contains your job and school and select the pencil icon that appears.
- Select Work and education from the left menu.
- Select Add a workplace and enter the details.
Now you can change your occupation in Bumble.
- Open the Bumble app and select your Profile.
- Select Edit and select occupation.
- Add your occupation or use a predefined one within the app.
That’s all there is to it. If you use Android, your changes will appear automatically. If you use iOS, you will need to refresh the screen in order for it to reflect your changes.
What a difference a job makes
Your occupation can actually have quite the influence over how you are viewed on dating apps. There have been a number of studies made on the many decisions we make when it comes to online dating and occupation is one that features highly. If you have a popular job, you’re golden. If you do something more mundane you have to work a little harder to get a date.
According to a study using Tinder, the most popular occupations are:
- Physical Therapist
- Interior Designer
- College Student
- Speech Language Pathologist
- Social Media Manager
- Dental Hygienist
- Flight Attendant
- Personal Trainer
- Real Estate Agent
I’m not sure in what world a woman who is a social media manager is more attractive than one who does something else, but the stats don’t lie.
- TV/Radio Personality
- College Student
- Personal Trainer
- Financial Advisor
- Police Officer
The occupations women find attractive are more predictable. Those who help others or who earn a lot of money.
To lie or not to lie about your occupation when dating
One’s occupation is one of the main ‘white lies’ many people tell about themselves when filling in an online dating profile. There are two main reasons for this. The first, the person writing the profile thinks it will get them the attention they want. The second is that they know their real job is never going to be enough to attract someone or is so mundane as to not be noticeable.
So is a white lie about your occupation a bad thing?
In a word, yes. Listing your job as a surgeon may make you attractive to some daters but being caught in a lie will not make you attractive to any of them. Using clever language or techniques to create an impression without lying is something else. Having a picture of you in scrubs may create an impression that you’re a doctor rather than a porter but as long as you don’t say you’re a surgeon, it doesn’t matter.
However, get caught in a lie and no matter how strong the attraction or initial spark, you’re dead in the water. You can quickly change your occupation in Bumble but make sure you only tell the truth when you do it. If you value the person you’re trying to match with at all, you will be honest. If the attraction is strong enough, it doesn’t matter what you do for a living.