Who Is Whitney Wolfe And What Is Bumble?
Whitney Wolfe is a young female entrepreneur who launched Bumble a few years ago. This is a feminist, female centered dating application that puts women in control of the online dating scene. Bumble only allows women to start the first conversation, thereby eliminating a lot of the solicitations and spam that women receive on the web.
For a woman to start a conversation at Bumble, she must show interest in him and he must show interest back. Interest must be shown by both parties in one another for a conversation to take place. This is similar to Tinder, where Whitney Wolfe actually worked at previously. In fact, Ms. Wolfe was one of the co-founders of Tinder as well, before she left to start her own feminist dating application.
The Success Of Bumble
Bumble has been a huge success since it was launched by Whitney Wolfe. The app is now one of the top five dating applications in the world. Sexual harassment and abuse for women on the app is one of the lowest when compared to other dating apps that women use. Complaints from users is also less than 1%, which is also among the lowest for dating apps online.
Whitney Wolfe’s Bumble dating app also has an almost even proportion of men and women on the dating app. It is about 50% men and 50% women to put it roughly. This is in contrast to dating apps that tend to have 60% women or 70% men, which make it difficult or impossible to find a partner.
Bumble’s New Best Friend Forever App And Bumble Biz
Whitney Wolfe is constantly looking to make Bumble more innovative and better. This is why she has revealed she is launching a Bumble BFF or best friend forever version of Bumble. This version of her dating app is all about finding friends, whether they are old ones from school, a hometown, college or new ones on the web. A professional networking version of Bumble is also set to be released. It will be called Bumble Bizz and it looks like it will be similar to LinkedIn, except with a Bumble honeybee twist of course.