Bumble absolutely puts women in control in finding a match - probably more quickly as they no longer need to wade through a catalogue of John Thomas' before they swipe right.Giving only female users the ability to make the first move is refreshing but by doing this it restricts and takes some control away from men.
(The fact that these people usually live on opposite sides of the country is not addressed as an issue.)But once you (and the contestants) get used to the nudity gimmick, it's just like any other reality dating show: the inevitable drama occurs.Bumble simply annexes the issue and does so by placing restrictions on all men rather than seeking to restrict the minority of exhibitionist trolls.As it stands, dating apps either give men the control to harass women or women the principle control to pick the dates.Neither is truly equal but as we know some are more equal than others and it is clear that Bumble and apps like it meet a fundamental need.Developed by women as a solution to a problem women face.
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