Forget what you’ve heard about avoiding politics and religion at the dinner table. To form a meaningful bond, it’s important to be authentic about who you are and what matters to you. And it’s also understandable if you choose not to date someone who doesn’t share those values, especially in a precarious political climate.
That’s not to say you shouldn’t approach each potential connection with an open mind, but you should feel empowered to share your core values. Here are a few ways to do just that with your Bumble profile:
Add Profile Badges
It might feel awkward to bring up your morals early on in a conversation, but there’s no point beating around the bush when it comes to non-negotiables. Enter: Badges. They’re an easy way to showcase your political leanings and your religion right off the bat. The Voter Badge lets it be known that you take your civic duties seriously. You can also use Badges to let potential matches know more about your lifestyle, like whether you drink or if you want children.
Add Advanced Filters
There are topics that make for fun, lighthearted debates, like whether pineapple belongs on pizza. But there are other issues that we simply can’t just “agree to disagree” on. For folks from marginalized groups especially, this is not just a preference; it’s a matter of feeling secure and seen. So if something is important to you, don’t compromise. Want a potential partner who leans the same way politically? Go ahead and apply an Advanced Filter. You can filter based on any Profile Badge.
Show it, don’t say it
Another simple way to reveal your principles is to show them in action. If you’ve got a photo from a Black Lives Matter protest or a Pro-Choice rally, add it in so your matches know that you also walk the walk. Note: We urge you to avoid sharing photos where other protestors’ faces are visible, as you could unknowingly make them a target.
…Or do say it
After photos, your bio is the first thing potential matches see, so it’s a great place to put your beliefs front and center. Think about incorporating your activism within the blurb you write about yourself. For example:
NYer born and bred. IPA enthusiast and Trans-inclusive feminist. I have 3 cats if you couldn’t tell from the…everything about me.
Make use of Profile Prompts
If you’d rather share anecdotes and personality traits in your bio, try using Profile Prompts to express your deeply-held views. A few good Prompts that lend themselves to this are:
If I could donate a million dollars, it’d be to…
I’m passionate about causes like…
The world would be a better place with more…
If I could solve one world problem, it’d be…
Let us know if someone’s using their profile to spread hate.
There’s a difference between a belief system and hate speech. We don’t stand for racism, rude or abusive behaviour, bullying, or misogyny on our platform. If you see any content on a potential match’s profile that doesn’t adhere to our guidelines, please use the Block & Report feature. Our priority is keeping our community safe.
At Bumble, we’re all about throwing out antiquated dating rules. Hiding your values for the sake of politeness seems pretty outdated. You should feel empowered to be your whole self!