Whitney Wolfe Named 2018 Person Of The Year As Tinder Emulates Bumble


Ex-Tinder co-founder has announced that she will emulate Bumble by offering women the authority to take charge of organizing and initiating a dating conversation in her site. Although it is now on the spotlight, things have not been easy for Whitney Wolfe’s Bumble dating app. Like other dating sites and apps today, the online dating portal has been marred by challenges. Nonetheless, Whitney Wolfe Herd has shown the world that she is capable of managing a much safer online dating site that perhaps is the world’s number one in ensuring that there is no female harassment. For this and other reasons, Tinder wants to copy something.

Time Magazine Honors Bumble

Whitney Wolfe’s efforts to ensure that women are safe when finding perfect partners online have not been futile. Many people especially women have expressed their sincere gratitude for her efforts. The recent honor by Time Magazine is perhaps the notable thing that will make Whitney Wolfe Herd walk with her head held high. The magazine name Ms. Whitney the Person of The Year 2018 for her efforts to ensure women are safe.

When naming Whitney Wolfe as the 2018 Person of The Year, Time Magazine said it looked at many things. Although the journal was looking at many dating sites, apps, and portals, it narrowed down to Bumble citing 4 main reasons. Learn more about Whitney Wolfe on Crunchbase.

Bans Use Of Guns

Deliberate efforts have been made to shun the use of violent words, emblems of violence such as weapons that include guns. While the world has a diverse view of the use of guns, Whitney Wolfe has refused to accept their use on Bumble.

Empowers Women

Majority of Bumble’s subscribers are women. Some of these are not just ordinary women but elite, high-end professional women who deserve better treatment. For this reason, Bumble gives both men and women the liberty to chat and plan for a date. However, it stands out that Whitney Wolfe’s site only allows women to start a conversation.

No To Match Group

Match Group, another online dating app approached Bumble a few months ago for a business partnership. According to Whitney Wolfe, the partnership could be a start of sending the women who have trusted her away. She thus turned down the offer.

Cuts Ties With Facebook

You don’t need to have a Facebook account to sign up for a Bumble account. Ms. Wolfe took this harsh stance after claims spread that Facebook mishandled clients’ data.

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