How to verify your Bumble account

There’s an endless supply of great matches waiting for you on Bumble, but you can never be too careful with who you meet up with.

There’s a chance that an account on Bumble could be a catfish, a spammer or even a bot.

To combat this, apps like Bumble have introduced a new verification option for users of the platform.

What is Bumble Verification?

Bumble uses a simple photo verification to verify whether someone is real or not.

This can help Bumble users distinguish between real and fake accounts, as if they’re verified, this means that they’ve passed Bumble’s verification process.

It’s necessary to verify your Bumble profile if you want to maximise the amount of matches you get on the platform.

To do this, you must take a photo of you performing a specific pose based on the directions Bumble gives you.

Once you upload the photos, Bumble will check your account and verify your authenticity.

How can I verify my profile on Bumble?

To complete the verification process on Bumble, you need to follow a few simple steps.

  1. First, select the verify button on your profile page.
  2. You’ll then be asked to take a selfie mimicking whatever the Bumble team asks you to do.
  3. Those photos will then be sent to Bumble, and someone from their team will verify that you’re a real person.
  4. After a minute or two, you’ll be notified of whether your verification has been accepted.
  5. If all has gone to plan, you’ll then be verified on Bumble!

It’s a relatively straightforward process to fulfil, and all you really need to do is take a selfie then upload it you the Bumble app.

Why won’t Bumble verify me?

It is possible that Bumble won’t verify you when you upload your photo to the platform.

In most cases, if you’re finding that Bumble won’t verify your account, it’s because you’re not performing the pose they’re asking you to properly.

You need to replicate the pose asked exactly as it’s presented in the demo photo. If you don’t Bumble will continually refuse to verify your profile.

If you’re still getting issues with verification even though you’re making exactly the same pose, it’s best for you to get in touch with the Bumble team.

Do I have to get verified on Bumble?

The short answer is no, you don’t have to get verified on Bumble to use your account.

But although there is no need for Bumble verification, it’s typically worth doing if you’re looking to get more matches.

Verified profiles make your photo and bio appear more attractive, as they prove to everyone that you’re a real person.

Otherwise, some people may assume your profile is older or even a potential fake. The process is pretty easy to complete too, and both free users and Bumble Boost or Premium users can get their account verified.

So if you want to get the best use out of the dating app Bumble, it’s a good idea for you to verify your profile.


Bumble has many dating features that are designed to make women feel comfortable on the platform.

Along with sending the first message, Bumble also allows users to verify their profile, which can let other Bumble users know that they’re genuine and not a catfish.

If you use Bumble but can’t find a match, you can consider verifying your account to make sure that others know you’re real.

This can help you to get more matches, and ultimately increase your chance of finding love on the platform.

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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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