How To Change Your Age in Bumble
Bumble is a dating app that has become very popular among people looking for a more meaningful connection than is usually found with Tinder. Although based on the same swipe-left, swipe-right paradigm as Tinder, in an opposite-sex Bumble match the woman has to message first in order to have a conversation. This minor change makes a major difference in the way social interactions play out within the app and has been a major driver in the app’s success.
One thing that many users would like to do in Bumble is to change their age. Sometimes people put the wrong age into their social media accounts, and Bumble used to require linkage to a Facebook account. If you’re actually 25 but Facebook thinks you’re 18, then Bumble will think you’re 18 too. In this article, I’m going to show you a couple of different ways to change your age in Bumble.
Why you might want to change your Bumble age
- Why you might want to change your Bumble age
- How to change your age in Bumble – Facebook account
- How to Change Your Age in Bumble – Manual Signup
- Age and dating – Tell the truth or not?
Before the Cambridge Analytica data scandal in 2018, Bumble required new users to sign up for their service using a Facebook account. After the scandal broke, they changed that policy and now you can sign up with just a phone number. Most current users signed up with their Facebook accounts. A lot of dating sites use Facebook authentication because it gives them a real person (sort of) to connect the account to. In reality, of course, lots of people have Facebook alt accounts, and many use the alternate accounts for sites like Bumble.
Regardless of how your account was set up, you may decide that the age that Bumble has for you is wrong, either because it IS wrong or just because you want to present a different image online. There are plenty of 40-year-olds who would rather be “35” on the dating sites, and we’re not here to judge. (We will judge if you’re under 18 and trying to change your age to appear older – please don’t do that, kids. It’s a great way to destroy your own life and someone else’s as well.)
Depending on whether you started your account with Facebook or not, there are two different approaches to take.
How to change your age in Bumble – Facebook account
If you want to make any changes to your Bumble profile, you will need to edit your age on Facebook first. Here’s how:
Log into Facebook and go to the click on your name at the top to view your profile.
Once on your profile page click ‘About’ under your cover photo.
Scroll down to the Basic Information and click the ‘Edit’ icon to the far right of your birthday.
Select ‘Save Changes’ when complete.
Once you have changed your age on Facebook, the changes should be reflected in Bumble. However, for some people, this does not happen. If your age change is not reflected on Bumble within a few days, send an email to [email protected] explaining your circumstances. Note that any changes they make will likely be permanent, so you should not contact them unless you absolutely need to change your age.
If they fail to respond, you may need to delete your Bumble account and create a new one in order for the app to pick up on your new age.
How to Change Your Age in Bumble – Manual Signup
If you signed up for Bumble with a phone number, then when you went through the signup process they just asked you for your birthday.
Here’s the bad news: once you’ve put that date in there, it’s in there and you cannot change by yourself.
Here’s the good news: you can send a message to Bumble and ask them to change your age. The email address is [email protected] – just let them know you got your age wrong at signup and they will fix you right up. Do note that they’re not going to let you play games with this; if today you’re 30 and tomorrow you’re 40 and Wednesday you’re 30 again…good luck getting that second change put through.
To request a change for an inaccurate birthday follow these steps:
Visit the Bumble Support page on a web browser.
Fill out the information necessary and proceed to the second portion of the template.
Add your correct age and birthday into the box that appears.
Click ‘Send Message’ when finished and Bumble support will send you an email for further instructions of confirmation that your birthdate is updated.
Can I delete my account and create a new one to change the birthdate?
Yes, but you will lose all of your messages and matches.
What if my name is wrong?
If your name isn’t displaying correctly simply contact the Bumble Support team as you did for your age.
Age and dating – Tell the truth or not?
Now for an even bigger question than how to change your age: If you’re one of those people who is changing your age to make it appear that you are older or younger than you actually are, is this a good idea?
Telling little white lies while dating is an accepted norm. But when does a little white lie turn into a big lie? Depending on what you read, up to half of all dating app users lie about something on their profile, whether it’s their weight, height, body shape, career, or age. But should we lie?
Much of that depends on what you are using Bumble for. We all know Tinder is for hookups and have to contend with predominantly low-quality people on the app as a result. Bumble is trying to be different, and perhaps our approach to it should be different too.
A little white lie at the beginning of a friendship or relationship might be fine. Something more significant almost definitely won’t be. So think carefully before you create your Bumble profile. While you genuinely can be whoever you want to be online, if you want to take it offline, the truth will come out.
What’s your opinion on “massaging the truth” when dating? Do you think a little white lie every once in a while is acceptable? Tell us your thoughts below.