If you have ever come across a dating app in recent years, you have probably heard of a specific one that continues to hit the nail on its head for creating a platform promoting feminism; Bumble. Bumble is an app that has made waves over the years thanks to a woman named, Whitney Wolfe. She has created a platform that is changing the way dating in today’s world works, alongside tackling the misogyny that still exists in our world today.
In a sense, Bumble resembles Tinder amongst other apps in the dating world. It all starts with a swipe right and a left. When you have two people who both swiped right on each other, it becomes an instant match. This is where Bumble has changed the game. For Bumble, the women must be the first to message the guy. If the girl loses interest, the match disappears after 24 hours, enabling women to be the driving force in their conversations. Men do not have the chance to message the women unless the women make the first move.
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When asked about why she created Bumble, she says she always loved the idea of bringing women together. Whitney Wolfe started an app called Merci that allows for girls to come together and share how they feel all the while inspiring one another. The creation of this app allows for girls to truly support one another in a world where bullying is our driving force. It’s a struggle to deal with the stress of men disgustingly disrespecting women in the online dating world, but this app helps eliminate that. Bumble was created to forward that movement of not giving men that chance to be gross and send women inappropriate messages at random just because a match was given.
The app has now recently gone to new levels within the industry. They have even changed several different things within the app to better provide an experience like no other when it comes down to finding people. Bumble BFF is the newest addition to the app to allow for people to find their newest best friend. You can list your interests and favorite things to do, allowing you to meet people who may be interested within the same things. Their Bumble Bizz is another part of the app for finding business partners and even more jobs, so Bumble is coming up with many avenues for meeting people.