Can you search for someone on Bumble?

The Bumble app is one of the most popular for dating, and it’s largely because it provides a more comfortable dating experience for women.

It’s important for women to find a place where they can meet new people online, which is what Bumble is designed for.

However, some users wonder whether they can search for a specific person using the Bumble app.

Can you search for specific people on Bumble?

The answer is that you can’t find someone on Bumble by simply searching for them in the Bumble app.

This is because the Bumble app was created to help men and women make new relationships – not relationships with people that they already know.

Some other dating apps offer a more in-depth profile and the ability to use the search function.

This is quite different to Bumble however, which is known for it’s fast-paced swiping, match and meet methods of hooking two people up together.

So if you’re wondering whether you can search for another Bumble account from within the app, the simple answer is no.

Alternative ways to search Bumble

Though you can’t search directly using the Bumble app, there are ways that you can find people you already know in real life.

The best ways to do this are to use a third party service, adjust your location settings and potentially

Use a third party service

The best way for you to do this is to use a Third Party Service that specialises in helping people to search Bumble.

There are various different platforms, the most well known of these are BuzzHumble and Social CatFish.

Though they aren’t free, they can help you to find someone specific on Bumble. That way, you can find their Bumble profile without having to use the dating app yourself.

Adjust your location settings

Though you can’t search for names in Bumble, you can change the range of location that you’re searching in.

This means that if you’re searching for someone that you live with, or perhaps even a co-worker, reducing your location settings down so that you search within a mile of your location could be all you need to do to find their profile.

Once you’ve done this, you’ll just need to swipe through the remaining matches to find the person you’re looking for.

Create a fake Bumble account

If you’re looking to search Bumble without creating your own profile, unfortunately this isn’t possible.

In this scenario, the best thing that you can do is to create your own account on Bumble and swipe through matches manually yourself.

This is time consuming, but if you live in a remote area, you should be able to find anyone that uses Bumble pretty quickly.

They could be hiding their profile

If you’re looking to find someone on dating sites like Bumble, you may not actually be able to – even if they’re using the platform.

This is thanks to Bumble features like Snooze mode, which allow you to hide your profile from others whilst still messaging people on Bumble.

You can also use Incognito mode on Bumble. This hides your profile from everyone except those you swipe right on.

Because of features like this, it makes it very difficult to say whether someone is or isn’t using Bumble.

They could easy be in Incognito mode, or switch to Snooze mode and delete the app but keep their profile intact.


The bad news is that finding someone at Bumble using the app isn’t possible. Bumble doesn’t have a search bar for finding specific people, as that goes against the premise of the app – helping you to make new connections.

There are some ways that you can sneakily search for other Bumble users though by making use of the internet. However, it’s definitely not as easy and simply searching a name and finding them.

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Edward brings years of experience in a variety of different fields including online marketing & No-code app development, and he's been investing in stocks and cryptocurrency since 2016. Outside of work you'll usually find him watching movies at the local cinema or playing games in the Apple Arcade.

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