Do you ever feel like Bumble is putting the sting back into the sex wars? #MeToo

I chose to go on Bumble because it came with the promise of a fem-forward, sex positive, not-so-stigmatized route towards dating, tristes and maybe something more solid. I appreciated Bumble’s appeal to professionals (or just people with functioning cortexes) and promise of a first-ever feminist-oriented algorithm and method of connecting. However, as I scrolled and…

After the photo comes the fear of failure (and the complete and utter disbelief this is what my dating pool looks like)

When you meet someone in person, you remark how cute their dimples are, how their laugh reminds you of an aesthetically-gifted Santa Claus and the way they roll up their sleeves to expose some seriously well-defined forearms. But, when you encounter that same potential heartthrob through the lens of dating apps, you risk missing out…

LFP Article

'Sticky, sexy, sad': Western researcher shares dating app experience As a researcher into sexuality and a single woman looking for dates, Western University professor Treena Orchard looked forward to joining the popular dating app geared to women called Bumble. RANDY RICHMOND April 29, 2019 Western researcher Treena Orchard has written a blog and book on…

To Be A Man-Eater: Embodied Aspirations, Tensions, and Lessons from the Bumble Dating App

When you think of a man-eater, do you have visions of a female praying mantis - grabbing her unsuspecting male counterpart’s tiny green head, within her mandibles, and ripping it off in one unfeeling swoop? Or, do you envision a smooth-talking, sultry and aesthetically-gifted Sharon Stone in her famous leg-crossing scene from “Basic Instinct”? Before…

When did the right swipe replace the sexy romp?

Remember when crossing bases actually included bodies? And, other antiquated notions of dating that Bumble dispelled for this not-at-all-in-distress damsel. If my experiences on Bumble have taught me anything it’s that swiping has replaced sweating beneath the sheets, and no one seems to be saying something about it. Call me old fashioned, but what I…