Bumble Dating App, Founded by Whitney Wolfe, is a life saver for ambitious women. It lets them make the first move instead of waiting around to get chosen.
In Bumble, it is the man who has to wait- he can’t communicate to a woman unless she reaches out first. The app not only encourages women to make the first move, it also pushes them to do it in 24 hours before a match disappears. This takes off the pressure from men who are expected to make the first move in most dating. It also reduces aggression of men who are on the site as they get flattered when they get chosen rather than angry when rejected.
How Bumble compares to Tinder
Whitney Wolfe was inspired to create Bumble after negative dating experiences. Bumble resembles Tinder in some ways such as allowing users to swipe left for no and right for yes on profile of people that they like.
If there is mutual interest, the users are notified. The major difference is that the Bumble app allows only women to start the communication.
Whitney Wolfe, who also Co Founded Tinder, explains that she created Bumble to provide a safe online space for women looking for partners. This is an alternative for women who don’t like Tinder due to the large number of perverts on the App. Stories of women getting vulgar messages, pictures of crotches or sexist comments are increasingly becoming common. Some men in Tinder won’t swipe women over the age of 29 or those of particular races. This has caused low self esteem and dissatisfaction with looks in some users.
How Bumble Started
Whitney Wolfe, an Anti-Bullying Advocate has always been concerned about social media bullying. She notes that young girls are particularly facing pressure on apps and other social platforms.
For this reason, Whitney Wolfe planned to start a social networking App for young girls after leaving Tinder.
Andrew Andreev, her current Bumble partner, also had the same idea. He reached out to her and proposed that they start Bumble together since she had experience designing dating Apps. Although the company is currently 100 percent feminist, Whitney Wolfe encourages equality.