How to Change Age on Bumble

Written by Tanja - Reviewed by Ivana Social Media

4 min read
Key Takeaways
  • If you signed up on Bumble with Facebook, change your age by logging into your Facebook account > clicking on the About tab > clicking on Contact and Basic info > scrolling to the Basic info section > clicking on the pencil icon to change it > confirming your age and clicking on Save.
  • You can also change your age by sending a request to the Bumble support team.

Your age on the dating app Bumble is wrong, and you want to change it, but you are not quite sure how to do that. Or, you simply want to change it out of curiosity, to see what will change with regards to your potential matches on this platform.

The way to do it is simple. You need to either think about which method you used when you signed up for Bumble, whether you connected your Bumble account to your social media Facebook to verify yourself, or you just entered a phone number to sign up there.

Whatever you choose, we are here to assist you in the process and in this blog post, we’ll explain how you can do that.

So, keep on reading to find out why users want to do this and how you can do it yourself.

Bonus read: How to stop someone from seeing you on Bumble?

Why do users want to change their age on dating sites like Bumble?

Simply put, regardless of how one’s account was set up (through Facebook or via phone), they have the right to change it. The main reason they want to do it is to present a different image online - meaning to adjust their age based on what they want to portray.

For example, you are 35 years old, but you would rather be in your late 20s, thinking that will optimize your potential matches. It is possible so why not try it?

How to change your age on Bumble

  • If you signed up with Facebook

Users who used Facebook to sign up for a Bumble dating account might see the wrong age because that age is not correct in that Facebook account as well.

So, if that is also the case with you, you’ll have to change your age on your Facebook account:

  1. Open the official Facebook website and log in to your account there.
  2. On your Profile page, click on the About tab.

About tab - Facebook

  1. From the options, choose and click on Contact and basic Info.

Contact and basic info - Facebook

  1. Scroll down till you see the option Basic info.

Basic info - Facebook

  1. Change the age you want to be displayed on your Bumble profile.

Change age on Facebook

  1. Lastly, put a checkmark to confirm your age and click on Save.

Confirm your age and click on Save - Facebook

Reminder: Facebook allows you to edit your birthday a limited number of times.

Quick Note: Remember that your age change request needs to be approved by Facebook, which might take around a day. Once they agree, it will also be synced to your Bumble profile (you might need to log out and then re-log back in to see the changes).

  • If you signed up with a phone number

If you don’t remember whether you signed up on Bumble from Facebook, you can proceed with this method. Sadly, this way is not straightforward, but there is still a way to change it.

For this, you’ll need to contact the Bumble Support team (via email or contact form. If you plan to inform them about changing your age on this platform via email, you have to select the option “Report a technical issue,” and in the next section, explain your situation with your age.

Report a technical issue - Bumble

Can users hide their age on the Bumble app?

Unfortunately, they can’t. Bumble still does not offer that luxury, and if users are concerned that others might judge them because of their age, they can simply fake age to what is acceptable to them.

Apart from this, if you've had it enough with Bumble and you want to delete your account there, you might as well do it - we have a full guide with steps on that too.

FAQs

Does Bumble update your age after you change it?

Yes, Bumble will automatically update your age once you change it or after the Bumble support team approves it.

Is it worth it to fake your age on Bumble?

This is a topic worth to be debated. However, remember that most dating apps and sites have some kind of age filter (Bumble has it, too) to detect your correct age.