Whitney Wolfe created the Bumble app after departing from Tinder. She created the app with the aim of making the internet more accountable regarding gender and changing the method of dating via the web. Bumble has changed the way dating takes place as girls get to make the first move as opposed to the real life. The girl can decide to message the gut within twenty-four hours once a match is made or can choose not to, and the match will disappear forever.
Whitney Wolfe wanted to create less aggressive, respectful conversations between two opposite sex thus increasing the chances of turning it into a meaningful relationship. The app has been successful as it has over eleven million users. Wolfe plans on expanding it to have non-dating services such as Bumble Bizz which can be used in building business connections.
Whitney’s advice to young aspiring entrepreneurs
Believe in yourself
You must first overcome the self-doubt and believe you can make your dreams come to reality. Avoid people who will try make you feel inferior by telling you that your idea is wrong. Criticism is always there, but you must be firm in every decision that you make. Whitney Wolfe is planning on opening a pop-up location in NY. She is currently working on how to design Bumble to be a space for dates where anyone can hang out and blend in the Bumble brand. The idea will also provide Bumble’s users with social networking services to those that are not interested in looking for a date. Whitney Wolfe had also co-founded the dating app Tinder.
Whitney left the company since the app promoted the hookup culture that did not favor the women. She went ahead and sued her colleagues that had ‘’stolen’’ her name as a member of the founding team since they did not want the company to be viewed as a joke. Whitney has helped to eradicate terrible dating experiences and unhealthy relationships. Whitney is now a role model to many women as she has helped give women power to control their dating lives through her massive popular dating app.
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