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Bumble: The Best Dating App Invented by Whitney Wolfe

Born in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1990, Whitney Wolfe was destined to be a game changer in the technological industry. Wolfe attended Southern Methodist University, majoring in International Studies and later receiving her Bachelor’s degree. As an innovative student in college, Wolfe started her own business at age of 19 selling bamboo tote bags which benefited areas affected by the BP oil spill. She partnered with celebrity stylist Patrick Aufdenkamp to establish the non-profit organization known as the “Help Us Project”. After she graduated college, Wolfe continued on this path by traveling to South East Asia to help with orphanages.

Now, Whitney Wolfe is known as an American entrepreneur who founded Bumble and co-founded tinder which are both dating apps. Furthermore, she is listed on Forbes 2017 30 under 30. Bumble, which is the current CEO of, is the fourth most popular dating app according to monthly user base. To be exact, Bumble is a dating app that only allows women to initiate contact.

“Tinder has changed the way we meet, but is increasingly proving a turn-off for female users sick of the misogyny it attracts.”

There are several benefits of using Bumble for dating, specifically for women. One advantage is that the women decides whether she wants to contact the men which gives women feel powerful and that they make their own decisions. Another benefit is that when you are matched and contact is not made within 24 hours, the match disappears, which makes it easier if the swipe right was an accident. A third benefit is that if you accidentally swipe left on somebody, you are allowed three backtracks every three hours.

Bumble has had 80 million matches within the past year and is ranked number 1 with reference to unique conversations. With reference to dating apps in general, 20% of current, committed relationships began online. Therefore, there is great chance to meet your lover on Bumble.

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