There are a hell of a lot of online dating apps out there, with the Bumble app being one of the most popular around. Of course, for some men, it's a bit intimidating; seeing as how it allows the woman to be in the position of breaking the ice first, unlike other apps which is free reign for both genders.
That said, online daters who use Bumble, seemingly, trust it a little bit more than others like Tinder and such, with the Bumble app being looked at as less sleazy and more productive in terms of finding an actual relationship. And, outside of sliding into DMs on Instagram to get a gal's attention, online dating apps have become all the rage for millennials, who would rather glance at a phone and swipe than, you know, speak to another human being face-to-face.
With the year 2017 nearly over and 2018 about to come, the good folks over at Bumble wanted to help out all you online daters out there who may need a little help. Rather than give you a bunch of online dating tips, per se, the people over at the Bumble app did some research to find some interesting trends worth noting, with their seven biggest takeaways from users in 2017 seen below.
In support of the graphic above, these are the top takeaways for all you Bumble app users, if 2017 trends are of any assistance, of course.
Top 7 Things We Learned About Our Users This Year
- People spend the most amount of time on Bumble on Sunday, and least on Friday.
- Friday and Saturdays are the days when users aren’t picky – we’re guessing it has to do with having cocktails. On Mondays, people are the most picky because well, Monday.
- The magic number of photos to get the most matches is 6! More pictures = more matches.
- Short and snappy first messages tend to be the most successful (10 to 15 words). But GIFs are the ultimate game changer if you want an immediate response.
- Women on average have 10 connections per month, while men have an average of 8 connections per month.
- Medical Sales is the most mutually attractive profession for all genders.
- The best time of day to send a message is between 8-10pm
Of course, all of this should be taken with a grain of salt, to a degree. For instance, we don't recommend going out and quitting your job to go into medical sales in order to have online dating success. Nor do we suggest blocking out two hours from your day between 8-10pm to message other people on the Bumble app. However, these 2017 trends are a good sign of ways to improve your online dating life, so go forth and try to win the Internet, our friends!
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