The dating scene can be a scary place due to the many unreliable apps and sites available. However, some apps have made improvements to make the process of finding a spouse hassle free. Bumble improves the dating experience by allowing women to find their ideal men and make the first move.
Users can browse through profiles, but after finding the perfect match, only women can send the first message. For users interested in same-sex relationships, both users can decide to message. If the female user does not message within 24 hours, the match disappears. However, the male user can opt to prolong the match for an additional 24 hours, especially if he is interested. According to Wolfe, Bumble experienced responsible and considerate behavior from users in its first year of operation. Bumble has introduced a new feature known as VIBee to assist users in taking advantage of these interactions.
Whitney Wolfe is a leading American Entrepreneur. She has innovated some of the top dating apps, including dating app Tinder and Bumble. Currently, she is the chief executive of Bumble. She appeared on the Forbes’ list of 30 under 30 Entrepreneurs in 2017. Based on monthly user base, Tinder and Bumble take up first and the fourth position in the list of most famous dating applications respectively. She featured on the list of Business Insider of 30 Most Influential Female Entrepreneur Under 30.
Education and Early Entrepreneurial Career
Wolfe graduated with an undergrad in international studies from the Southern Methodist University. She commenced her business career while still in college by selling bamboo tote bags, which addressed the needs of people residing in areas that had experienced BP oil spill. Wolfe teamed up with Patrick Aufdenkamp to start a foundation known as Help Us Project. The popularity of the bags increased tremendously after celebrities Nicole Richie and Rachel Zoe were spotted with them.
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