Find Your True North

Dr. Jess Carbino


Dr. Jess Carbino is Bumble‘s Sociologist and renowned relationship and online dating expert.

Dr. Carbino, who’s often referred to as “Dr. Jess,” has been called “the Dr. Ruth of the swipe right generation” by The New York Post and “the Nate Silver of online dating” by the host of This American Life.

As Bumble’s Sociologist, Dr. Jess will regularly analyze user data to align social needs with product and user experience. Her primary responsibility will be to improve Bumble’s user experience through understanding their needs and behavior.

Dr. Jess received her PhD in sociology from UCLA. Her doctoral research has broadly focused on sex, dating and relationships. Dr. Jess’ dissertation, “Dating in the 21st Century” used data from several online dating sites to answer the age-old question: “what do men and women want?”

Dr. Jess was recently named one of the 100 Most Creative People by Fast Company magazine. Her work has been featured in major news outlets including The New York Times, Time Magazine, Marie Claire, Cosmo, Men’s Health, New York Magazine and The Colbert Report. She has appeared on many TV programs including Good Morning America, Nightline, 20/20, The Doctors, CNN and Huffington Post. Dr. Jess also regularly speaks at conferences and events, most recently at the Oxford Union.

She is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and attended Emory University, where she graduated with High Honors in just three years. Following Emory, Jess worked on Capitol Hill. Dr. Jess spent the last three years working as Tinder’s in-house sociologist.