Whitney Wolfe Creates A New App To Help Women Find Friends

Whitney Wolfe is the successful creator of a popular dating app called Bumble. In an effort to help women who have recently moved to a new city or state find friends she has created Bumble BFF. With a swipe women can find other women who are trying to find friends in their area. Once you establish your criteria you start to receive friend matches. If you want to widen your selection you can increase the distance you are willing to travel within the app. You can accept or discard any requests and arrange to meet any potential friends anywhere you feel comfortable such as a restaurant for lunch, a park, or even a sporting event.

According to Whitney Wolfe in just under a week Bumble BFF received in excess of one million swipes. Sixty percent of these swipes were women trying to find friends in their area. Since Bumble already has three million users the chance of connecting with a new friend is fairly high. Whitney Wolfe has created the very first app with a feature allowing individuals to find friends. She decided since Bumble was already being used as a way to make friends by using a few sentences in their profile she would make it official.

Whitney Wolfe attended the Southern Methodist University where she was a Kappa Kappa. When she founded Tinder she used he knowledge to pitch app to sororities all over the country. This helped the app grow quickly and become so successful. Whitney Wolfe has marketed both the Bumble and Bumble apps as an empowerment to women. Her backing was secured through a Russian entreprenuer known for being private, secretive, and legendary. Two of the designers Whitney Wolfe used to develop the app for Tinder are currently working on her new app.

Whitney Wolfe believes there are not enough apps with women as the leaders. Her desire was to create an app that would be different which is why she made the addition of Bumble BFF to the original Bumble app. Her creativity and originality have greatly contributed to the success of the apps.

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Whitney Wolfe’s Bumble Works Well For Those Who Can Handle Rejection

One of the inevitable things that one is going to face in dating is rejection. For those that are interested, rejection is not just someone saying no to someone who asks them out. Rejection can occur at any point in the date or relationship. People can go out on a few dates and then decide that they see the other person as just a friend. This is a form of rejection. In fact, this type of rejection may hurt even deeper than the other form of rejection because one has taken the time to get to know the other and has decided that they are not a match.

With other dating apps, people experience the shallow form of rejection. However, Whitney Wolfe has put together an effective app. More people are going to meet one another with Bumble. Whitney Wolfe herself has decided that the point to online dating is to actually get somewhere. Therefore, people have found it easier to connect with someone and go places to enjoy themselves. However, getting the date is not the end of all problems. It is only a beginning. Therefore, it is important for one to actually find a way to make it work for people.

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With Bumble, people have to learn how to deal with the deeper form of rejection. Among the ways that they can deal with it is by realizing that they have actually gotten somewhere. They have convinced someone to give them a chance so that they will be able to enjoy themselves. One thing that could help with is give them hope that they can find someone else that will give them the time of the day. Whitney Wolfe herself can advise people on how they can handle rejection. One of the points of rejection is to recover from it and move on.

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