Traditionally, getting a dating partner required one to physically in for churches, clubs, and other social places. As technology grew, online dating was introduced and revolutionized the whole dating experience. However, most of the pioneer online dating platforms were male-dominated. This was until Whitney Wolfe came out and decided to launch a women-dominated online platform. That was the genesis of the sensational Bumble App.
The Bumble BFF
On top of making it easy for women to establish romantic relationships, Bumble App gives them a valuable and risk-free opportunity to vet and choose friends- strong friendship for that matter. This was particularly enhanced when Whitney Wolfe came up with a friendship model of Bumble called Bumble BFF. Registering with this app is as easy as downloading it on one’s mobile phone and then signing in through Facebook. It’s then on one’s Facebook profile that Bumble sources for information about the individual and updates it on the Bumble account. On the profile, a participant is allowed a small space to describe herself, outlining her defining traits.
The difference between the normal Bumble App and the Bumble BFF App is that the former has yellow as its theme color while the latter has green. Secondly, the former has a dating algorithm, which the latter doesn’t have. While using the Bumble BFF, the user has the freedom of choosing the radius from which she wants to make friends. Some choose only to make friends within their locality while others go for friendships even from other localities.
A participant identifies a perfect match and establishes a connection with her. Bumble BFF keeps the connection active for at most 24 hours after which they are suspended if no response is made. If two participants agree to hook up, they exchange contacts and what follows is for them to decide. This app by Whitney Wolfe has in no doubt redefined dating and friendship.
Three years back, Whitney Wolfe was included in the 30 Most Important Women Under 30 In Tech by the Business Insider. She was among Elle’s Women in Tech last year, and in this year, she was listed by Forbes among the Forbes 30 Under 30.