How To See If Someone Is Active On Bumble, So You Don’t Waste Your Time

Picture this: You're swiping on Bumble, looking for a cutie to chat up. Whether you're looking for something serious, or a fun, casual get-together, you're just doing you. But when you get a match you're dying to hear back from, it's radio silence. Are they just not into you (but then, why would they have swiped right?), or are they inactive on the app? Knowing how to see if someone is active on Bumble is a handy skill to have in your back pocket, simply because nobody's got time for that!

Now, I'm not giving anyone permission to go full Joe Goldberg and stalk someone, but checking to see if the person you think is cute is actually active on Bumble (as in, uses the app regularly and doesn't have it sitting idle on their smartphone) is a different story. You probably don't want to waste your time matching and flirting with someone who isn't going to respond, so knowing whether or not they're active on Bumble is a solid start.

To find out if there's a function on the app that can tell you if a user is active, I reached out to Emily Wright, Bumble's Associate Director of Global PR.

"Anyone you see on Bumble has been active in the last 30 days," she told Elite Daily. "We also recently launched Snooze, which is a new feature that allows users to pause their activity on Bumble, including options for prioritizing mental well-being, digital detox, or vacationing."

So basically, while there is no one way to know if the person you matched with has used the app within the past, say, 24 hours, you can rest assured that the people you're seeing have been active on the app for 30 days.

If you find yourself on the other side of the inactivity fence and feel like you'd like to take a break from swiping for a bit, Bumble's Snooze feature helps you do that. Because let's be honest: Life gets hectic, and carving out time to find love online takes time and attention. It's OK to not always be in the mood for it!

"To turn on Snooze and pause activity in the app, users can go to the settings menu, enable Snooze mode and select their desired snoozed time period," Wright says. "Optionally, they can set an away message to let their matches know about their temporary hiatus." That way, you don't show up on active swipers' feeds and don't have to worry about being matched with people you might not have time to respond to.

Again, if you see a user on Bumble, then they've used the app within the past 30 days. Additionally, if you've matched with someone and haven't started a conversation with them, but they've just recently put their profile in "Snooze" mode, then your match will expire, according to the Bumble site.

Since Bumble is geared toward women, and was in fact, "born out of a desire to reinvent the antiquated rules of dating," as the site says, don't be scared to shoot a match a message, regardless of their activity. You never know when they're going to open it up and see it again. You've got nothing to lose, and you deserve to be in control of your dating life, period.