While the mobile Internet world is literally crawling with dating apps, Bumble seeks to change the pace of the entire game. It is a free app that seeks to connect singles in a new manner. Much like Tinder, it uses Facebook profiles to let people create an account. Users would then have to swipe to the right if they found someone they like, and swipe left to dismiss someone from the randomly generated list. If both parties do swipe to the right, then there will be a connection that will be formed. However, this is where the similarities end with regards to this particular app and with Tinder.
With Bumble, the Woman Will be the One to Initiate the Conversation
When both parties swipe right in Bumble, only the woman will be able to initiate the conversation. Furthermore, she only has 24-hours to do this. With so many men literally crawling with creeps around the World Wide Web, it can be a troublesome experience for women to look for the kind of partner they want. Through this app, they have better control of connecting to the person they like as they are the only ones capable of initiating the conversation.
Whitney Wolfe, a woman who helped grew Tinder into what it is today, left the company and even sued them later on for charges on sexual harassment. Her reason for leaving was not on great terms and eventually decided to create her own mobile app. This where the Bumble app comes in; it is a great idea as women everywhere can be empowered as they take better control of the dating scene.
But don’t think that this is just a woman’s only dating game as there are a lot of men out there who even like this kind of pace. This is because when a woman initiates the conversation, there is a greater chance of getting that “click” between the two parties. Therefore, there is also a higher chance of the two actually meeting.
The developers behind the app also took into consideration for same sex connections. When this happens, either person will have the 24-hour time limit to start the conversation.
Bumble is headquartered in Austin, Texas, and the company (at the time of this writing) only has 13 employees; 12 of which are women. With the release of the app, they hope to change the way how mobile dating can be played.