Whitney Wolfe- born in 1990- is an American entrepreneur who is also listed in Forbes 30 under 30. Wolfe is the founder and owner of a dating app called Bumble which lets women be the hunters instead of being the hunted. When Whitney Wolfe started Tinder with her now ex-boyfriend- Justin Mateen, somewhere along the way they fell out in their partnership and relationship where he would call her a ‘whore’ in public and accused her of being a drama queen. He was even known to post some of their intimate messages on internet blogs.
He wanted her out of Tinder because it would be a ‘big embarrassment’ for a prestigious company like Tinder to have a female CEO. According to them having a female CEO would bring down the company’s rankings. Whitney Wolfe sued Justin Mateen for his treatment and abuse towards her and the courts awarded her $1 million plus a few other assets.
A history of Tinder to Bumble
Like most dating apps today, Tinder has been having a lot of men posting inappropriate pictures of their genitalia and talking dirty to women. They also post pictures which do not reveal their true identity. Women tend to be very vulnerable.
It is important to note that there are approximately 92 million people using dating apps worldwide and there needs to be a sense of privacy and protection, especially for the vulnerable woman. That is where Bumble and Whitney Wolfe come in. Bumble is for women and protects women. When a man over steps with vulgar language on Bumble he is told to ‘be nice.’ Another great thing about Whitney Wolfe’s Bumble is that profile pictures must be verified; therefore possibility that the person is a fake is almost nil.
Thumbs up for Whitney Wolfe’s Bumble
Bumble does not promise complete protection to women from men, but in the dating system, it organizes more protection for women than other apps. In fact, Bumble has the highest known protection to women that all its other competitors of dating apps. The security section also helps women get protection by revealing rogue men and blocking them. Whitney Wolfe’s app has also been named as the ‘feminist tinder.’