Digital social and dating apps have taken the world by storm but generally the only real-world applications to which they can be put are finding other individuals who want to meet up and then – well – going and meeting up with them. The well known and highly praised dating app Bumble is changing all of this however, with a large and elaborately decorated meeting facility. The brick and mortar storefront will be located in downtown New York City and will feature plush couches, comfortable chairs, love seats, tables, chairs and, on adding interesting historical aesthetic touch, massive honey comb installations which are meant to represent the Bumble brand (get it, Bumble = bumble bee = bees make honey combs).
The creator and current CEO of the popular company, Ms. Whitney Wolfe (who also co founded the dating application, Tinder) stressed that the new storefront lounge was not simply or exclusively a dating space but that it was also a friendly community center, a hub for socialites who enjoyed the brand. She hinted at the fact that most popular dating place itself may not even be the locations primary use in the future as. She is currently working on two new ventures which will greatly expand scope Bumble brand, Bumble BFF (for finding new and lifelong friends) and Bumble BIZZ (which will be a app focused exclusively on finding careers and expanding upon them).
But there is more to the new Bumble space than just a community hub where people can meet up, it is also going to be the site of a number of important speaking engagements in the days following its upcoming grand opening. Chief among them will be a series of panel discussions between the previously mentioned Whitney Wolfe and the founders of the immensely popular media company, theSkimm where they will be discussing how entrepreneurs can better engage with millennials and grow their audience.
About Whitney Wolfe: www.austinwomanmagazine.com/articles/day-and-night