The new feature, called BFF, essentially lets users use the same swiping and matching algorithms for friendship instead of dating.

Here’s how it works: After switching into BFF mode, users will see their potential dates replaced by people of the same sex that Bumble thinks you would want to be friends with.

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Are you the only long haired blonde in your group of best buds?

Are you the only long haired brunette in that photo?

The question of our dating came up like this: Jake and I had gone back to his apartment for a nightcap after having dinner together ... Plus, he's very tall and quite handsome--an indubitably attractive guy (whom the ladies generally love).

and suddenly, he leaned over to kiss me."What are you doing? I had a great time with him--we were always laughing; always talking about interesting things; always comfortable discussing our emotions, fears and insecurities. In other words, it was hard to imagine a more ideal boyfriend. for whatever decidedly peculiar reason, I'd never felt an overwhelming urge to get it on with him.

From there, you’ve got 24 hours to strike up a conversation and see if you can really pick friends based on looks alone.

I mean, it’s almost like rushing a sorority or a fraternity." I said, thinking he was just feeling randy, and annoyed that he would risk our friendship on a whim. (Or, at least, MY insecurities.) His writing career was going well, and the work he did interested me. What's more, I was terrified we might ruin the friendship. And I really do think, after all, that the main problem was our lack of chemistry.But he told me he'd been mulling it over for a while, and he was serious about wanting to give things a go. And not having Jake in my life seemed unimaginably painful. Maybe incompatible phermones are to blame--who knows?Once both people swipe right, both parties have 24 hours to initiate a conversation, similar to how Bumble handles same-sex dating today.To differentiate between BFF and regular Bumble, conversations in the app will be color coded.Nothing turns the right guys off more than to hear women complain and kvetch.