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Let’s be honest, dating apps can be tough. Between swiping left or right, sending witty opening lines, and striking up engaging conversations, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed.
And if you’re using Bumble, you might have found yourself wondering about the difference between “end chat” (the message you get most times after your conversation with someone ends) and “unmatch.”
Bumble End Chat vs Unmatch: Are they any different?
Online dating is filled with its own set of codes and signals.
If you’ve been on Bumble, you might have encountered the “looks like they ended the chat with you” message. And if you’re like many, you might be wondering how it’s different from the all-too-familiar ‘unmatch’.
To start with, it’s essential to understand that Bumble does not actually have a separate feature called “end chat.”
Instead, the notification “looks like they ended the chat with you” appears when your match decides to unmatch you.
This phrase is used to let you know that the other person has unmatched you, and you can no longer communicate with them.
In other words, we can say when someone unmatches with you, you get shown that notification. They’re the same!
This is a fairly new feature on the app.
So, to answer the question directly, there’s no difference between the “end chat” notification and the act of unmatching. Both phrases essentially mean the same thing – that your match has chosen to end the conversation and remove the connection.
Now what if someone chooses to block you? Of course, Bumble both supports Unmatch and blocking. Would they also get the end chat notification?
No. The process behind when someone blocks you is different.
In this case, the chat just disappears from your chat list entirely without any notification.
With this, you may be able to tell the difference between an unmatch and block.
A Detailed look at how unmatching works on Bumble
Unmatching on Bumble is a common feature that gives users the autonomy to control their connections. It allows users to end conversations that aren’t quite working for them, so they can focus on finding more compatible matches.
When someone unmatches, it’s often a sign that they have decided to pursue other conversations or that they didn’t feel the connection was right.
Now, when an unmatch happens, it results in a distinct change in the chat list of both users involved.
Unlike some assumptions that the conversation of both users disappears, it actually gets relocated to the bottom of their match list.
This comes with the tagline we discussed earlier, “looks like they ended the chat with you” alongside the conversation, a subtle indication that the match chose to unmatch.
While this may give the impression that there’s some lingering connection, it’s important to understand that the chat thread is, for all intents and purposes, closed off.
This means the avenue for communication with that particular match is now inactive.
What is the reason why some matches usually disappear?
Since we just explained how your chat box from both ends involved in an unmatch session doesn’t disappear, it can only be confusing to wonder why we sometimes have chats that disappear.
Well, this is actually an easy question and let’s take a quick look at why it happens.
- Blocking: One of the primary reasons a match may disappear from your chat list is if they’ve decided to block you. Whether it’s due to a personal reason or perhaps they felt uncomfortable, blocking is a feature that allows users to remove all traces of a conversation. When someone blocks you, the chat and their profile disappear entirely from your view. It’s essential to remember that blocking is a tool that allows users to create a safe and comfortable space on the app.
- Technical Glitches: While Bumble strives for a seamless user experience, like any app, it can occasionally experience technical glitches. If you notice a sudden and unexplained disappearance of a match, it could be due to a technical issue. In such cases, it might be helpful to reach out to Bumble’s customer support for assistance.
- Profile Deletion or Deactivation: If a user decides to take a break from online dating or no longer wants to use Bumble, they might choose to delete or deactivate their account. In this case, their profile and any active conversations will no longer be accessible. While the chat may still be visible on your end, you’ll notice that you can’t continue the conversation, as their profile is no longer active.
- Bumble Policies: Bumble has community guidelines and policies to maintain a respectful and safe environment for all users. If a user violates these policies, their account might be suspended or removed. If you were matched with such a user, their profile would disappear from your match list as a result of the account suspension or removal.
In summary, the “looks like they ended the chat with you” notification is Bumble’s way of letting you know that a conversation has been closed out. While it might feel a bit disappointing at first, Unmatching is just one of the many facets of online dating.