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Meet Whitney Wolfe- The Lady Behind Bumble Dating App

Bumble dating app gives women the power to decide whether they want to text the guy first after a match. The match expires after 24 hours if the lady decides not to initiate conversation. This is one of the benefits of using Bumble. The other benefit of bumble is that there is comparatively low level of reported abuse and harassment as compared to other dating apps. There have been only 620 cases in 2015, which represents less than 0.1% of Bumble’s user base.

According to statistics, approximately 5% of Americans in marriage or serious commitments met their partners online as reported by the Pew Research Centre. In the past, online dating received a lot of criticism with many proclaiming that those on online dating apps were desperate. Currently, most of the American people have accepted online dating as a great way of meeting people with 25% of adults reporting to have used online dating sites or apps. Additionally, nearly 66% of online daters today have reported to have gone on a date with somebody they met online. This represents an increase from 44% that was reported in 2005.

Whitney Wolfe is the co-creator and CEO of Bumble dating app. The majority of Bumble app shares are owned by the European dating organization. As of January 2017, the dating app had approximately 11 million registered users. Previously, Wolfe had cofounded Tinder in 2012 and was its Marketing Vice president. However, she left the firm under some bad circumstances that was settled in court.

Whitney Wolfe proclaims that she was inspired to create Bumble because of her reluctance to text a man first. According to her, the change in power dynamics resulted in a ripple effect that led to more respect, kindness and confidence, the three most required elements of online dating. Whitney Wolfe has received many awards including being named among the 30 Most Important Women under 30 in technology in 2014 by Business Insider. Additionally, in 2016, she was one of the Elle’s Women in technology and in 2017; Forbes named her in their list of 30 under 30.

Learn more about Whitney Wolfe at https://www.ft.com/content/58c69c92-08b6-11e7-97d1-5e720a26771b