A social networking app, that was once synonymous with dating, wants to show Winnipeggers that it’s much more than a tool for finding romance.
Bumble boasts more than 36 million users, who now use it to network (Bumble Bizz) and find friends (Bumble BFF). And yes, you can still use it to find a date.
Beginning this month, Bumble will be hosting monthly events in the city where users can meet face-to-face and take their in-app connections one step further.
“Our goal is to create positive and inclusive experiences for our users in Winnipeg so they can make empowered connections,” said Raegan Hedley, community marketing manager for Bumble in Winnipeg.
“Bumble is all about making digital relationships personal again.”
The first such event is planned for Saturday in Old Market Square. The Sweat Meetup (6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.) is a free outdoor workout led by Amie Seier and Derek Pang from The Community, a new hometown gym set to open in 2019.
The event will include free swag, music and a fun 30-minute bodyweight workout followed by 30 minutes of mobility work and yoga (no mats required).
The first 50 people to show their profile at the Sweat Meetup on Saturday will receive a Bumble BFF water bottle.
How Bumble works
When members of the opposite sex match on Bumble, women are required to make the first move, shifting old-fashioned power dynamics and encouraging equality from the start.
According to the app’s website, “Bumble is a more than an app, it’s a movement. We encourage integrity, kindness, equality, confidence, and respect during all stages of any relationship — whether online or offline. Bumble is where people go to learn how to establish and maintain healthier connections.”