I remember before the pandemic, my friends and I would sometimes jokingly and other times not so jokingly, swap phones and Swipe for one another on dating apps. We mostly used Bumble and hinge.
I thought it would be interesting to make this possible even when there’s a pandemic happening. In other words: have a feature that allows friends to swipe for one another and matchmake. I decided to test how this feature would present itself in Bumble as it is one of the most popular dating apps on the market.
This feature was designed independently from bumble and purely for the purpose of exploration. I do not own any rights to the existing mobile application. I utilized screenshots from the internet and my own phone and put together these wireframes on using Figma. The entire process took about 2 working days to complete (brainstorming, user flows and wireframing). This was developed and conceptualized during the covid 19 pandemic.
So What’s the issue and Who is this designed for?
Including friends’ feedback when swiping on dating apps is difficult when it’s not possible to gather. Sharing potential matches via screenshots can take too long at times. Having friends be able to swipe for you makes the process much more interactive, fun and less time consuming.
I designed Bumble wings to cater to those who have some trouble and difficulties putting themselves out there and utilizing the dating apps.
Someone like Carrie.