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Bumble users can now filter potential dates by zodiac sign, so our apologies to Geminis

Bumble users can now filter potential dates by zodiac sign, so our apologies to Geminis

Bumble users can now filter potential dates by zodiac sign, so our apologies to Geminis

Bumble will make sure your next match is written in the stars. The dating app now allows users to filter potential dates by their zodiac signs. So, our deepest apologies to Geminis. In a new feature quietly rolled out in mid-December, Bumble users now have the option to exclude certain zodiac signs in the advanced filters section. The update comes at the heels of the app’s update that allowed users to disclose their astrological sign earlier that month.

Here’s a look at Bumble’s astrologically savage update.


Bumble’s filters allow users to fill out icons reflective of a user’s personal life, such as political leanings, lifestyle preferences, and faith to ensure the best match. So, it makes total sense that a zodiac feature has inevitably been added to the line-up.

Naturally, users were elated about the new feature. After all, astrological compatibility is a very real concern. What if an Aries unknowingly swiped for a Libra? Apocalyptic.

Be advised that the feature only works for users who have disclosed their zodiac signs. So, the probability of swiping for a Scorpio is still likely. Love is an astrological battlefield, friends.

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