Open Thread for March 19! Most popular dating apps 2017 or a Lorde Lyric? Open Thread for the Weekend of March 16! QUIZ: How Pretentious Are You?
QUIZ: Can You Identify the Harry Potter Movie By Hair? Whitney Wolfe’s Bumble: Could It Be The Next Tinder? 813 0 0 1 . 696 0 0 0 1.
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In essence, the app is an attempt to answer her train of questions above. It works just like other dating apps—users see pictures of other users, swipe right if they like what they see, and get matched if the interest is mutual. But there’s one essential difference: on Bumble, only women can send a message first. LGBTQ, either party can send the first message.
Wolfe says she had always been comfortable making the first move, even though she felt the stigma around being too forward. This could change the way women and men treat each other, women and men date, and women feel about themselves. Bumble launched about six months ago and seems to be catching on. While Bumble has not yet monetized and won’t disclose the details of its funding, Wolfe’s partner and major funder is Andrey Andreev, founder of Badoo, the multi-billion dollar European social network. Their Austin-based office has only six employees—and five of them are women.