Ever wonder how much it costs to get a membership at Bumble? While the basic membership is free, there are a lot of premium options and upgrades available you may be interested in getting. In this guide, well walk you through everything you need to know about the Bumble cost, the membership plans, payment options, and auto renewals.
Bumble Cost and Pricing Details
- The premium membership at Bumble starts at $29.99 for one month and goes up to $99.99 for six months.
- The membership gets a little less expensive monthly for the longer terms, but does need to be paid in full upfront.
- There are shorter one day and one week memberships, as well as a $229.99 lifetime premium membership option.
- Bumble does give you some functionality for free, but there are strict limitations unless you upgrade.
- Premium addons are available to better your chances of finding someone. These packages range from $1.99 up to $59.99 depending on the addon and the number purchased (full details below).
If you scroll down, we have a table that breaks down every single Bumble premium package and addon option available with the current pricing.
Something Worth Really Considering
Let’s have a quick heart to heart. Price should never be the only determining factor when selecting a dating app to use. With that in mind, we want to offer a few notes that are worth considering.
Bumble gained a lot of notoriety for offering a platform where women are empowered and in charge, as well as offering an app that was affordable with a good amount of free usage. However, some people aren’t going to be fans of these features. Since women are the only ones who can initiate a conversation, that means some women will be annoyed that they always have to make the first move. It also means that men are going to feel out of luck when they see someone they like.
Again, Bumble may be a good fit and you may like the unique women-first approach. But it also creates a lot of pressure and creates unwanted opportunities for missed connections.
If that doesn’t sound like what you want, we’d recommend checking out a more traditional dating app option that gives both men and women the opportunity and responsibility to initiate connections. And our favorite option? eHarmony.
Price-wise, eHarmony is fairly comparable to the premium pricing of Bumble, especially when you factor in the fact that eHarmony gives you 100% of features without the need to pay for additional addons like at Bumble. Results wise? eHarmony is famous for helping millions of singles find love over the past few decades, which makes it an incredible option for single men and women looking for real relationships.
Want to try it for free? (That’s a win in the price department if you ask us!)
All Bumble Pricing Options
Key Takeaways of the Bumble Cost
- The basic Bumble membership is free, but you are limited in what you can do without upgrading to a paid account.
- Optional deluxe features include Bumble Boost, Bumble Premium, and Bumble Spotlights.
- Weekly, monthly, three-month, six-month, and even daily billing cycles are available for upgraded memberships.
- A one-time lifetime Bumble Premium membership fee is less than nine months of subscription-based service.
- Bumble Bizz and Bumble BFF are included in all of the subscriptions, including the free basic Bumble membership.
Is Bumble Expensive?
Bumble is one of the rarities with dating apps in that its basic plan is entirely free. Simple registration with no payment method required is all you need to get the ball rolling.
Of course, if you’re serious about meeting someone, you want to give yourself as much of an advantage as possible, and that’s where the upgrades come in handy.
Bumble is all about making quick decisions. If you snooze, you lose with your potential matches. But the deluxe memberships give you options to extend your decision-making window, backtrack, and take advantage of unlimited swipes.
You can get by with the free membership. But even with the upgrades, Bumble is one of the more affordable dating apps. Paying for multiple months in advance can save you as much as 74%, keeping your price for a Boost add-on to well under $10 a month.
Bumble’s Premium Membership Plans
Bumble has two premium membership plans – Bumble Boost and Bumble Premium. The concept is similar, but Bumble Premium has a few extra features and an affordable lifetime membership.
You might wonder why you’d upgrade a Bumble membership if you could get by with a free service. There are plenty of Bumble users who stick to the basics, but most find that putting the spotlight on themselves or telling someone they’re “confidently interested in them” with a SuperSwipe is useful.
Other benefits to the premium membership plans are the options to backtrack, rematch, and extend the time on current opportunities.
- One Spotlight
- Five weekly SuperSwipes
- Unlimited Swipes
- Extend matches for an additional 24 hours
- One Spotlight
- Five weekly SuperSwipes
- Unlimited Swipes
- Extend matches for an additional 24 hours
- Rematch with expired users
- Access advanced filters
- Access the list of admirers in the “Beeline” who have expressed interest
- Travel mode – connect with Bumble users in other locations
When you compare plans, there doesn’t seem to be enough incentive to warrant more than double the Premium cost over Boost. But, again, that Bumble Premium lifetime membership is the best opportunity overall. You won’t have any subscription payments, and you can take advantage of all of the tools in the Bumble toolbox.
If you’re not interested in a full Premium or Boost upgrade, you could always take the Spotlight route. It’s a simple service that elevates your user profile, moving you to the top of the stack for 30 minutes.
For less than $2 a pop, you can buy a package of 30 Spotlights – a single purchase, no auto-renew required.
Bumble Payment Options
- Google Play
- Credit Cards
Recently, Bumble added Venmo as a payment option. This is always a nice touch as any additional options are always welcomed in the payment processing department.
Do Bumble Memberships Auto-Renew?
Yes, Bumble memberships do set to auto-renew upon purchase. Unless you have a lifetime Premium membership, if you opt-in to the Boost or Premium plans, they will auto-renew daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, or semi-annually based on your preference.
As Bumble relies on Google Play and iTunes (Apple) for membership payments through the app, you can easily cancel your plan directly through either provider. If you’re using Bumble Web or a credit card on Android devices, click on your profile photo and cancel by clicking “manage your subscription” or “manage your boost.”
Does Bumble Offer Free Trial Accounts?
There’s no need for Bumble to offer free trial accounts as the basic membership is free. While there’s no free trial for the deluxe features, you can give them a test drive. Weekly plans are available for both the Premium and Boost add-ons – just don’t forget to cancel if that’s your intent, as weekly plans auto-renew as well.
Frequently Asked Questions About the Cost of Bumble
What happened to Bumble coins?
Bumble is replacing its Bumble coin program with the two optional deluxe membership upgrades (Boost and Premium). Additionally, the pay-per-feature opportunity provided by Bumble coins is now known as Spotlight. You can buy anywhere from one to 30 Spotlights at a time to shine the light on your profile.
Do I have to provide a payment method when I join Bumble?
When you use the Bumble app, it links to your Google Play or iTunes account. However, you’re not charged anything unless you decide to upgrade to Bumble Boost, Bumble Premium, or purchase Spotlights. If you are using the web platform, you also don’t need to link a payment source unless you are planning to upgrade to premium.
What is Bumble Bizz, and how much does it cost?
Bumble Bizz is a part of the overall Bumble service focusing on business networking. Career changes, mentoring, expanding your contacts are all integrated into Bumble Bizz, which, in turn, is part of the full Bumble service. There are no additional costs involved with Bizz.
How about Bumble BFF? Do I have to pay extra?
Like Bumble Bizz, Bumble BFF is part of the overall service. BFF focuses on friendships instead of romance and is free to use.
Does Bumble accept PayPal?
Yes, Bumble accepts PayPal for premium memberships.
Does Bumble accept Venmo?
Yes, Bumble recently added Venmo as a payment option for premium memberships and add-ons.
Does Bumble offer refunds on purchases?
No, Bumble clearly states in its Terms of Service that there are no refunds on any purchase, no matter the reason. It also goes further to state this includes if you are not happy with the quality of the service.
Written By: Matthew J. Seymour, MSF
Matthew J. Seymour is a dating industry expert with over a decade of experience coaching singles, reviewing dating apps, and analyzing trends within the industry. Matt is a published author with his most recent work “Get More Dates: How to Master Online Dating Apps” that hit shelves in 2023. With a Masters of Science in Finance (MSF) degree from the University of Florida and extensive knowledge of the innerworkings of the online dating industry, Matt frequently serves in an advisory role to some of the largest dating apps on the market. In Matt’s current role with Healthy Framework, he leads the interview team that regularly interviews key dating industry leaders, and leverages his financial knowledge and dating app experience to review and share what singles need to know to get the most out of dating online.
Reviewed By: Charles Roscopf, CPA
Charles Roscopf is an expert in all matters finance, with a specialty in accounting, financial processes, and personal finance. Charles currently serves as the Vice President and Controller of Bluescape Group based out of Dallas Texas and as the Senior Finance and Cost Expert at Healthy Framework. With a Master of Accountancy and Accounting Degree from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and over a decade of experience in the financial sector, Charles is a welcomed expert helping singles best navigate dating finances and dating app pricing.