Whitney Wolfe is a highly successful women entrepreneur in the United States, and she is the co-founder of two of the most popular dating apps in the market currently, Tinder and Bumble. Whitney Wolfe parted ways with Tinder in 2014 and soon after announced the launch of Bumble. Even though the interface of Bumble might look similar to Tinder in many ways, there is one big and fundamental difference between Bumble, and that is it only allows women to make the first move. Whitney Wolfe knew that women are subject to a lot of unsolicited messages and bullying online, and to filter that, such a step was necessary. At Bumble, women don’t have to worry about opening the app and scrolling through tons of unwanted messages, because male members cannot message women members unless female members first initiate the contact.
Bumble is a dating app that has helped many people start a meaningful relationship without having to go through that daunting dating app experiences that many other apps out there provides. Bumble is easy to use and as per the reviews of many of its members, has better profiles as well. Whitney Wolfe, co-founder of Bumble said that the app has a lot of potentials to grow and its growing network has triggered the recent addition of two of its extensions, namely Bumble BFF and Bumble Bizz. Whitney Wolfe said that with the addition of Bumble Bizz, the company would help its members to build their professional network in their demography with ease. Many experts on professional and online networking said that the introduction of Bumble Bizz might have some negative implications for Linkedin.
It is because Linkedin is more professional and rigid in its approach, whereas Bumble Bizz is very casual. It is this flexibility in strategy that can help attract many members. Moreover, one can be sure that the results for matches that the members find on Bumble Bizz are nearby so that if things work out the way it is planned, members can go out and meet each other as well. However, with all things Bumble, only female members are allowed to contact first. It is what helps in keeping spam away, and women members can feel safe at Bumble as well. The professional networking through Bumble is also more fun and fluid than on Linkedin, and thus, one can expect a fierce competition between these two professional networking platforms in the time to come.