Don’t put the perceived needs of the invisible person looking at your profile before your own.
After all, if you were looking to meet a man, you wouldn’t feel the need to disclose how many guys you’ve dated or when you lost your virginity.
Whether they read that in your profile or hear about it on your first or second date (which is a fine time to bring it up), what matters is how you feel about it.
My daughter is in college and has been dating someone who has never had a girl friend.
Filtering matches by specific criteria isn’t anything new to dating apps.
Other more traditional dating sites, like Match and Ok Cupid, have offered ways to filter matches, too.
I imagine your real fear is that you’ll be judged for having no experience.
Bumble hopes filters will be an additional stream of revenue for its business, which it said in September was on track for a revenue run rate to 0 million per year. The company says all users will receive two free filters in Bumble Date, Bumble BFF and Bumble Bizz, but additional filters will have to be purchased through Bumble Boost — the premium upgrade that also allows you to see who liked you, extend your matches and rematch expired connections.
(Boost’s pricing varies based on the time frame — a week, a month, etc.
Whether or not filtering actually helps in delivering a good match, however, is less clear. Today, many women on dating apps ask men for their height, for instance — so often, in fact, that men began volunteering this information on their profiles, even if the profile doesn’t have a field for height. But over-filtering could lead to users missing out — after all, how important is the star sign, really, or whether they have pets?
Often, sober people don’t want to match with people who say they drink regularly. (Allergies notwithstanding, of course.) On the dating side of Bumble, the new filters include height, exercise, star sign, education, drinking, smoking, pets, relationship type, family plans, religion and political leaning.