UPDATE: Distribution of Settlement awards to timely, valid claims began on June 9, 2022. If you elected to receive payment through a paper check, please allow 14 days for delivery. If you have any issues, please email info@bumblemessagingsettlement.com.

Settlement Information

The plaintiff, Kirilose Mansour (“Mansour”), filed a lawsuit in the Superior Court of California, County of Riverside, against Bumble Trading, Inc. (“Bumble”), called Kirilose Mansour v. Bumble Trading Inc., Case No. RIC1810011. Mansour claims that Bumble discriminated against male users of its dating app platform who identified as interested in women, through its practice of permitting only women to message first. The lawsuit alleges that differentiating the products and services offered between male users interested in women and other users violates state anti-discrimination laws and amounts to unlawful and unfair competition. Mansour filed the lawsuit on behalf of a class of male users interested in women, seeking damages, restitution and injunctive relief.

Bumble strongly denies any wrongdoing and denies that the practice is unlawful or discriminatory, but has agreed to settle the Lawsuit in order to avoid the burden and cost of further litigation.

How Do I Know If I Am Affected By The Settlement?

For purposes of settlement only, the Court has certified a Class consisting of Bumble users in California, who used the Bumble Dating Application during the period between May 29, 2016 and July 1, 2021 (the “Class Period”), and identified as a man interested in women.

Your Legal Rights and Options

Option and Deadline

Your Legal Rights

Submit a Claim

deadline passed

The only way to receive the additional monetary benefits from the settlement is to submit a claim form.

Claim Forms must be submitted either online or by mail to the following address: PO Box 1429, Baton Rouge, LA 70821.

Do Nothing

no deadline

You will release all claims that were or could have been asserted in the lawsuit, and thus forfeiting your right to sue on your own.

You will automatically receive 20 free Super Swipes if you have an active Bumble dating app account on the date Bumble attempts to make the deposit.  However, your failure to timely submit a Valid Claim Form will forfeit your right to receive your portion of the Settlement Fund.

Ask to be excluded

deadline passed

Get out of this lawsuit. Get no benefits from it. Keep rights to sue.

If you exclude yourself, you will not be eligible to receive any money or benefits that come from the settlement, and you may not object. This is the only option that allows you to be part of any other lawsuit against Bumble Trading Inc. about the legal claims in this case.

Object to the Settlement

deadline passed

You may remain a part of the settlement, but file an objection no later than October 25, 2021.

You will also have the option to appear at the Final Approval Hearing to tell the Court why you believe the proposed Settlement is unfair, unreasonable, or inadequate.

Dates and Deadlines

Claims Deadline

November 9, 2021

Exclusion Deadline

October 25, 2021

Objection Deadline

October 25, 2021

Fairness Hearing

January 14, 2022