Bumble Inc. was founded with safety and respect firmly at the centre of our mission. We aim to foster an app that’s inclusive for everyone—including our LGBTQ+ communities in India. It’s crucial that you feel seen, heard, and understood.
Bumble has teamed up with experts in the LGBTQ+ space in India to create a Healthy Queer Dating Guide to support kind, equitable relationships for everyone. This project was created in partnership with Social Media Matters, supported by Rangeen Khidki, Sappho for Equality, and Official Humans of Queer.
The Guide also includes personal insights from LGBTQ+ folks across the gender and sexuality spectrum in India, who’ve been through the highs and lows of the dating experience and can now share their advice.
Starting a conversation with a new match is one of the most exciting parts of the early stages of dating, but can also be nerve-wracking.
Doubts and uncertainties are what make us human. Feeling unsure about asking a match out for a second date is absolutely normal—but don’t let it hold you back.
Allow time and space for conversations, and listen. Be open-minded and patient. Always ask if they’d like to share when the topic turns
It's totally normal to experience rejection while dating. Don't take it personally. Rejection has nothing to do with who you are as a person.
Your decision to come out—or not—is personal and valid. In this situation, it’s important to prioritise privacy while still allowing space for connections. Communicating that you’re not out publicly and setting your boundaries in the early