A few times, she got distracted for a day or so and wondered if the exchange would die out altogether, but then she’d think of something funny to tell him or she’d see a picture on the Internet that was relevant to their conversation, and they’d start up again.
She still didn’t know much about him, because they never talked about anything personal, but when they landed two or three good jokes in a row there was a kind of exhilaration to it, as if they were dancing.
The app has been hailed as a feminist answer to online dating, in which women are empowered to make the first move if they choose.
It also helps prevent aggressive and demeaning messages that litter the web on accounts like @tindernightmares.
But ironically, Bumble says in allowing men unlimited time to consider messaging, it wasn't an equal playing field.