This morning I made a startling revelation involving Bumble.
There I was, mindlessly swiping away before work, when I couldn’t help but notice a tiny blue tick on the bottom right-hand corner of *some* profiles, right next to their name.
“Pfft,” I thought to myself, “Who pays for Bumble premium? How lame.”
(Ahem, no judgement here if you do).
I had assumed the “blue tick” meant you were some sort of gold level Bumble member, indicating that you’d either paid for a subscription to the app, or had hit some sort of record for the amount of dates you’d been on and gained a tick as a reward from the company.
(I DON’T KNOW HOW THINGS WORK, OK?)
“No thanks,” I thought, “That has f*ckboi written all over it.”
Hours later, at my desk, I found my mind shifting back to the little blue tick.
“But what does it really mean?” I wondered, appearing deep in thought to my colleagues, who probably thought I was about to come up with a brilliant story idea.
(Yeah, not today sorry).
Well, Google has certifiably blown my mind.
Look, I apologise if I’m just really, really slow in realising this, but the “blue tick” is actually Bumble’s way of verifying users for you know, our safety and stuff.