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Bumble Tries to Appeal to 'Frustrated' Customers, Has to Apologize

Dating app says sorry for billboards slamming celibacy

(Newser) - Dating app Bumble got stung after running billboard ads that appeared to sneer at celibacy as an alternative to meeting people online. On Monday, the company backtracked and apologized for billboards that bore the message "You know full well a vow of celibacy is not the answer," juxtaposed...

Doctor Who Allegedly Poisoned Wife Quickly Hopped on Bumble

Search warrant seeks access to his data from the dating site

(Newser) - Poison specialist Connor Bowman is accused of fatally poisoning his 32-year-old wife last summer, and a new warrant filed Tuesday in the case reveals details of his alleged behavior on a dating app around the time of her death, CBS News reports. An autopsy showed Betty Bowman died on Aug....

The First Move on Bumble Is Anyone's Game Now

It's no longer required that women make initial contact after a match is made on the dating app

(Newser) - Ladies, the pressure is off. Women who are reluctant to make the first move after matching with someone on Bumble can now sit back and wait for their potential partner to send an initial message. The dating app's new "Opening Moves" feature allows women to create a question...

Capitol Rioter Turned in by Bumble Match Pleads Guilty

Andrew Taake bragged about role in attack to woman on dating site

(Newser) - A Capitol rioter who was turned in by a Bumble match has pleaded guilty to a felony charge. Texas man Andrew Taake, 32, pleaded guilty to "assaulting, resisting, or impeding certain officers using a dangerous weapon," the US Attorney's Office in Washington, DC, said. Prosecutors said he...

Bumble, Match Will Cover Abortion Costs in Texas

Companies act in response to restrictive new law

(Newser) - Two companies behind some of the most popular dating apps in the US are stepping up to help Texans access abortion services in response to a new law that opponents say will block about 85% of abortions. Austin-based Bumble, led by CEO Whitney Wolfe Herd, said this week that it...

Bumble's 'Resilient' Workers All Get This Week Off, Paid

As 'a way to thank our team'

(Newser) - Facilitating love matches is no walk in the park, especially during a pandemic, hence Bumble's worldwide staff is getting a paid "fully offline" vacation this week. The dating app, which requires women to make the first move, has closed all of its offices so its 700 employees can...

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