Bumble Match Disappeared – How, Why and How to Get Her Back [in 2023]

Written by: John Branson
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You had a great conversation going on with someone on Bumble then once you checked your Match Queue you no longer see her there. Your Bumble match disappeared without any previous sign.

In this Bumble tutorial, we are going to explain why your Bumble match can disappear just like that.

We collected all 5 reasons and we are also going to share with you a technique that you can use to still continue the conversation with her after she disappeared from your match list.

Why has my Bumble Match Disappeared?

There are five main causes of why your Bumble match might have disappeared from your Bumble match queue:

  1. You or she didn’t make the first move (Bumble famous First Move rule)
  2. Bumble has blocked her account
  3. She has deleted her Bumble account
  4. She has unmatched you
  5. It is a temporary glitch

1.      First Move was not made – Bumble Match disappeared

As you most likely know, one of the fundamental rules of Bumble that made it so special and why it received the nickname the Feminist Tinder is the famous or infamous First Move rule.

First Move - Bumble

The First Move means that whenever you get a new match, the women have the right to send the first message, this way giving the power for women to initiate. If she doesn’t send the first message in the first 24 hours, the match disappears from her match list and also from the guy’s match queue.

If she sends the first message even if it is only a simple ‘hi” then now it is the guy’s turn and he has 24 hours after the first message to send the girl a reply. Again, if he doesn’t reply, the match and the conversation will disappear. This First Move on Bumble only applies to the first 2 messages.

Although there are some ways to hack this First Move rule and still retain a Bumble match after the 24 hours expired, if you don’t make the first move, your Match will eventually expire and he or she will be gone from your match list.

When you are a Bumble Boost subscriber, you can first use the Extend feature and extend the time to make the first move with one extra day. You also get one daily extend for free if you are a free Bumble user.

If you are a Bumble Boost subscriber, you can also use the Rematch premium feature and rematch with someone who expired from your Match Queue. (only when you were the one who didn’t make the first move).

2.      Bumble Has Banned the account of Your Match – Match has been deleted

It is more and more frequent that Bumble blocks Bumble accounts that are violating their terms of service or community guidelines.

Bumble Account Blocked

In this case, you will still be able to see the conversation you had with your match but you won’t be able to see her profile picture or check out her profile and even send her message as her Bumble account has been banned.

A label will appear at the top of the conversation you had with her saying “Deleted Member”. As Bumble blocks or bans are permanent decisions there is no way to contact your match through this Deleted Member profile.

Bumble Deleted Member

3.      Bumble Match disappeared – Your Match has deleted their account

Maybe the least frequent scenario is when your match decided to delete her Bumble account. In this case, you will still be able to see the conversation you had with her the same way when her account is banned by the Bumble team.

Delete Bumble Account

You have to know that when someone deleted her account, it is a permanent decision and cannot be made back. So even if she just resets her Bumble account (it means to delete and right after deletion recreating a Bumble), she won’t be able to reconnect with you as her new account will be a completely different one from the old one. (you have to match again with her new profile.)

Bumble users now have the ability to snooze their accounts, but in this case, you still will be able to message your matches and she won’t disappear from your match queue. You will see a similar message when you open the conversation of someone who is on a Snooze mode at the moment:

Bumble Snooze in chat

4.      Bumble conversation disappeared – She has unmatched you

A more frequent scenario of a Bumble match disappearing is when someone deletes or unmatches you. In this case, you won’t be able to see the conversation you had with her anymore and you won’t be able to check out her profile pictures anymore. You match will be completely gone.

Bumble Unmatch

When a Bumble conversation disappears and both of you have already made the first move and it is not a Bumble glitch, you can be sure that she or he unmatched you and that is the reason you can’t see the conversation you had with her.

As we said, when you can still see the conversation you had with your match, it means that she has deleted her Bumble account or she has been blocked from Bumble.

5.      Bumble match disappears then reappears – Bumble Unmatch Glitch

Although not too frequently but it can happen that there is a glitch with Bumble and because of a bug, your match just disappears then reappears. You can’t really do much to fix this.

You can try to log out and log back in to Bumble as it might fix your problem. If the bug seems to be a permanent one, you can try to report it to Bumble Support team.

How You Can Get Your Lost Bumble Match Back?

To be honest, you don’t really have a lot of options to get a Bumble match back who disappeared from your match list, although in some cases you can at least have some hopes.

When she was blocked from Bumble or she has deleted her Bumble account, there is no way to get her back as a match. You can only hope that she resets her Bumble account and then you might have a chance for matching with her new account.

If she unmatched you deliberately, once again, you can’t get your Bumble match back. It is possible that after some time Bumble might resurface her profile and you might swipe her right again. But if she had an unpleasant conversation with you it is not too likely that she would swipe your right again.

If your Bumble match expired because the first move has not been made by you then if you are a Bumble Boost subscriber, you can use the Rematch feature to rematch with your expired Bumble Match as we have mentioned above.

To learn more about this premium Bumble feature, you can read our in-depth article about Bumble Rematch here.

As you can see, although there is no feature that just instantly matches you again with a disappeared Bumble match, you still have a chance to match again with an old Bumble match if she resets her account or just simply signs up for a new account.

This is why you should always put more energy into continuously improving your Bumble profile rather than crying about losing a certain Bumble match.

Get the number of your Bumble Match

As you can see, regardless of how your Bumble match disappeared, you don’t really have too much options to get your Bumble match back.

But let’s not forget that our main goal with Bumble is not too have a ton of matches and conversations that go nowhere but to meet up with new people whether we want something short or long term with Bumble.

So you should never measure your success on Bumble how many matches you have. The main goal with your Bumbling should be to get as many phone numbers and then have as many real-life meetups and dates as you can.

Also, if you have the girl’s number or social account, losing her from your Bumble match list will not be a problem, as you can message her in the messaging app whenever you want, the Bumble Support cannot block or ban your there.

Bumble Conversation Disappeared

As you now know from our blog post, when you had a conversation that disappeared from Bumble it can happen for two main reasons.

If you are a girl and you haven’t made the first move or you haven’t received a reply to your first move yet in the first 24 hours then it means that your Bumble match expired and the conversation is gone from your Bumble match queue.

If the First Moves have been already made and your conversation still disappeared then it means that your match has unmatched you meaning that she deleted you from her match list.

Frequently Asked Questions – Bumble Chat Disappeared

Why can my Bumble match disappear even if I made the first move?

Even if you made the first move, your Bumble match can still disappear if the other person decides to unmatch or delete their account. Unmatching is a personal choice, and there could be various reasons behind it.

Can I get my Bumble match back if they unmatched me?

Once a match has unmatched you on Bumble, there is no direct way to retrieve the match. However, if the person reactivates their account or creates a new one, there is a possibility of matching with them again in the future.

Is there a way to recover a deleted Bumble account?

Once a Bumble account is deleted, it cannot be recovered. If someone deleted their account, it means they have made a permanent decision to leave the platform. You would need to match with their new account if they choose to sign up again.

Can Bumble conversations disappear?

Yes, Bumble conversations can disappear in two major cases. If you or your match doesn’t make the first move in the first 24 hours, then the match will disappear from your match queue.

A Bumble match and conversation can also disappear from your Bumble Match queue if your Bumble has deliberately unmatched you on Bumble and you were deleted from her match list.