Sexual harassment is wrong, no matter what form it takes. Whitney Wolfe agrees with this fact. Why? Because she was victimized by an organization called Tinder. Whitney Wolfe is the CEO of the online dating app, Bumble. This online dating platform was birthed in the aftermath of a sexual harassment scandal at Tinder. Whitney Wolfe was treated unjustly and unfairly by her members of her former company, Tinder.
The dating site Tinder has been around since 2012. This dating site was created by Sean Rad, Joe Munoz, Jonathan Badeen, Justin Mateen and Dinesh Moorjani. Whitney Wolfe was also considered a founding member as well. She was instrumental to marketing the organization to potential clients. The people she targeted were college students and other young adults. This age group would be the focus of this app.
While the dating app was growing in popularity, Whitney and co-founder Justine Mateen had developed a relationship. This relationship was going strong and it seemed as if Wolfe and Mateen would end up being the perfect couple. However, things had drastically changed for the couple by the middle of 2014. Soon, Wolfe and Mateen had ended their relationship at a company party. Both parties were not happy with each other. Billion-Dollar Bumble: How Whitney Wolfe Herd Built America’s Fastest-Growing Dating App
Shortly after the couple split, Whitney revealed that she was pushed out of the Tinder organization. She also pointed out that Mateen was controlling and verbally abusive. It was discovered that Mateen and other co-founder had sent sexist emails and messages to Wolfe. They also did not like her being labeled as a co-founder of Tinder because she was so young and pretty. Some of the co-founders believed this would make the company look like a joke. Eventually, Wolfe had taken the organization to court and proved that she was wronged. Now, there is a negative relationship between Tinder and Bumble. Bumble Founder Whitney Wolfe’s Whirlwind Wedding Was a True Celebration of Southern Italy
Whitney Wolfe has moved on from the Tinder ordeal and learned from it. She is now operating one of the most successful dating sites in all of history. Her experiences have also helped her to establish Bumble as a feminist bastion for women. Wolfe will no longer be exploited by misogynistic views from any man. She designed to put Bumble first because it reflects her stance on life and where women are headed in modern times. Bumble Founder/CEO Whitney Wolfe Herd Joins Imagine Entertainment Board