Whitney Wolfe is in possession of a massive fortune thanks to the success of Bumble over the past couple of years. As a woman of just 28 years old, Whitney has accomplished more than most in the corporate world and she has many more plans for the future. One of Whitney’s biggest goals is not just the success of her platform, but the empowering of women across the country and the world. Connect with Whitney Wolfe by visiting her linkedin account.
Whitney Wolfe was a former Tinder employee, a company which she co-founded. Unfortunately, Whitney was faced with some harassment from another employee, which caused her to leave the company. This turned out to be a great move for Whitney since she had the experience and know-how when it came to the dating app game. Because of this, Whitney Wolfe was easily able to start up her own dating platform, Bumble, which is currently one of the fastest growing dating apps in the world. Hundreds of thousands of people were downloading Bumble within the first couple of months it released.
Although Tinder is a major competitor to Bumble, they fit different needs for people out there. While Tinder allows anyone to talk to each other at any time once they’ve swiped right, Bumble only allows women to make the first move and start up a conversation. The main reason for this is to eliminate a serious issue that faces women on most dating platforms, harassment. This is common online because even though it is no anonymous, it is not a face to face situation and many men feel they can behave however they want. Instead, Bumble lets women take control and only talk to men they want to when they want to.
Whitney Wolfe has been the recipient of rejection as well as harassment, so she knows just how difficult it can be, which is why she is creating Bumble to be different and empower women.