Whitney Wolfe is the CEO and the founder of Bumble. Bumble is one of the most popular dating apps on the market at the current moment. In fact, when it first started out, it grew to over half a million users after just eight months. The fact is that Bumble brings something new to the dating app world. There is something that Bumble has that other apps do not have. At Bumble, they want to empower women. They want to break the traditional stereotypes that pervade the online dating world.
Therefore, they made Bumble have a rule that makes it different. Bumble is not that different than the first company that Whitney Wolfe founded in the basics of how it works. You see other users on the app. If you do not like it, you can swipe left. If you do like the other person and you want to start chatting with them, all you have to do is swipe right or click the check button at the bottom of the screen.
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The difference between Bumble and other dating apps that require you to swipe right or left is that with Bumble, only women can be the first ones to reach out to those who they matched with. This is changing the way dating works online forever. You see, if you are unfamiliar with online dating, you may not know that it is typically expected of the male to be the first one to reach out. If the male does not reach out, often no conversation will ensue. With Bumble, it is different. With Bumble, you have to wait until the woman reaches out.
This is better for women in a variety of ways. First of all, it empowers them and gives them power in the relationship. Second of all, they choose who they want to speak with. They do not have to put up with unwanted advances and harassment from strange men on the app. Men can not just reach out and make advances if they did not reach out to them first.
Bumble is also planning on helping out the LGBT community. Of course, when it comes to gay and lesbian dating, any one of the two people who matched can message first. However, the same rules apply. If the other person does not reply to the first message in the first twenty four hours, the conversation will disappear.