Start up dating service business
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.
“It was never like I was going to go hide in the bushes,” she says.
And while the whole messy incident has been held up to illustrate the challenges women face in a notoriously bro-friendly tech culture, Wolfe stops short of calling out sexism in tech.
A year after she was ousted from Tinder and nine months after she sued the company for sexual harassment, Wolfe is back with a dating app of her own, dubbed Bumble.
In essence, the app is an attempt to answer her train of questions above.
Wolfe was a co-founder at Tinder and widely credited with boosting that app’s popularity on college campuses.For Wolfe, 25, that key difference is about “changing the landscape” of online dating by putting women in control of the experience.“He can’t say you’re desperate, because the app made you do it,” she says, adding that she tells her friends to make the first move and just “blame Bumble.” Matches expire after 24 hours, which provides an incentive for women to reach out before it’s too late (the women-message-first feature is only designed for straight couples—if you’re 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.I was sure he felt the […] Read more What is self-esteem?Your self-esteem reflects the core beliefs you have about yourself.