Just to get it out of the way, this post is not sponsored, nor was I required to post this on my blog. I know in today’s digital landscape, influencers and their social platforms have become a massive aspect of brand and product advertisement (not that I’m in any way an influencer). I genuinely love what Bumble stands for and their message of women empowerment, and I wanted to share what I love about it and tell you guys about my recent involvement with the social app.
If you don’t follow me on Instagram, you probably haven’t seen all my shameless posts promoting my new position as Bumble’s City Representative for San Diego. As a Queen Bee, my main role is to promote and garner awareness for the app and its three modes, Bumble Date, Bumble BFF, and Bumble Bizz, via mixed media and grassroots marketing. And I totally copy and pasted that description from my LinkedIn profile.
I think we can all agree that waiting for prospective love interests to text back every three to five business days is an absolute waste of our time. The whole idea behind Bumble is to challenge the antiquated rules of dating. Women are making the first move now. With Bumble’s feature of women having to make the first move within 24 hours of the match, they’re instilling confidence in users, whether you’re using Bumble to date, find friends, or network online. For same-sex users, the power is in the hands of the person who completed the match. I love how Bumble prioritizes kindness, respect, equality, accountability, and safety above everything else, all while shaking up outdated gender norms and working to end misogyny.
I decided to take on this role with Bumble because it’s a social app that isn’t just for dating. Datings apps have never really been up my alley, and being in a relationship now, I have no interest in swiping right. But swiping right to find new girl friends to add to my #GirlGang? Sign me up for Bumble BFF.
As I get older and closer to graduating, I’m getting busier than ever and I have less time to go out and meet new people. With Bumble BFF, you’ll find the coolest girls in your area that you’d never meet otherwise, and most of them you’ll find in the same boat; they’re new to the area, they work full-time and need a more convenient way to meet new friends or they’re looking for someone specific, like a roommate, a gym buddy, or someone to grab drinks with after work.
The best thing about the Bumble app is that the three modes are interchangeable, and you can create three different profiles within the app to match each mode. If you’re looking for an easier way to find your next side hustle, switch to Bumble Bizz, basically a LinkedIn for people who hate social media. Since Bumble connects users in the same area, this is the perfect way to partner up with local entrepreneurs, freelancers, and startups.
With everything going on in the media lately, and in the real world in general, there’s an obvious need of change in gender dynamics and holding responsible people accountable for their actions. Obviously, a social app isn’t going to rewrite the archaic gender roles overnight, but Bumble is taking a step in the right direction. Our work as women, and a society, isn’t nearly finished, but empowering, believing, protecting, and supporting our fellow Queen Bees is something we always need to be doing.
P.S. If you’re a local San Diego Bumble user, totally feel free to reach out to me and ask about upcoming Bumble events and BFF outings! I’m always posting Bumble news and events on my Instagram story, so don’t miss out on those.