That’s the promise from Bumble, an 8-month-old app that’s adding a new algorithm to grade users on metrics like engagement and, well, whether they’re demanding to see you naked.
To earn a “VIBee” badge on Bumble, male and female users alike must establish a track record of having real conversations with other users, says Whitney Wolfe, Bumble’s founder and CEO.
Already, Bumble has established itself as an unworkable venue for guys accustomed to carpet-bombing women with “Hey baby” and “Nice (body part)” messages.
That’s because Wolfe — a co-founder of Tinder, a notorious haven for such annoyances — has insisted that on Bumble, only women can initiate male-female conversations.
Who would you say made the first move in this scenario?
Now that women have the power to make moves, it’s time to take full advantage of our favorite dating apps. ) profile tricks and Tinder’s new algorithm, add these five tips to your arsenal of first-move, well, moves. If they’re from Chicago, for example, you might ask if they’ve ever been to Lollapalooza.
Researcher Monica Moore reviewed five decades worth of research on courtship behavior and found that many of the most common strategies for signaling interest in a potential partner were nonverbal, such as eye contact, eyebrow flashing, open body posture, and smiling.
She also found that women are most likely to use these subtle nonverbal signals first, while men are more likely to use more overt signals, such as verbal or sexual initiation, but later in the interaction.
Having talked with hundreds of women in the Sixty and Me community, I can see how there could be some truth to this.
After one too many heart-breaks, senior dating has a tendency to become serious business rather than a “game.” Maybe it’s time to stop thinking about the end goal – finding a man who shares our interests and loves us for who we are.