The New Dating App that Empowers Women

How to meet your match in the digital age.

21 Apr 2017 By Emma-Charlotte Bangay

Finally, there is a dating app that is empowering women! Bumble is all about creating connections on a fun and safe platform. Things we adore about it include the fact that women always make the first move and it also invites introductions for same-sex relationships. What’s not to love?

US-based entrepreneur Whitney Wolfe created Bumble to shake up the traditional dating game. She saw a gap in the market for something that gave women the lead, resulting in Bumble being born.

And we can’t get enough of it, as Australia has already taken the spot as the app’s fourth largest market.

“Australia has quickly become one of our most active markets due entirely to word-of-mouth growth,” Whitney says. “As a result, we’re now investing heavily in the area to better serve our community of millions of users and give them an opportunity to experience the brand offline as well,” she says, adding “you can expect to see much more of us throughout the year and beyond.”

Here are eight things we love and know about the newly launch Bumble!

  1. Bumble shows you the people you want to see and lets you connect by a mutual opt-in by swiping right.
  2. Since the woman makes the first move,  if she doesn’t say something to a new connection within 24 hours the connection disappears forever.
  3. Furthermore, if  24 hours isn’t enough time for you, you can extend one connection. This can continue for an additional 24 hours each day until your heart meets halfway with your head!
  4. For same-sex couples or friendships, either person has 24 hours to make the first move.
  5. Founder Whitney Wolfe made the 2017 Forbes 30 Under 30 list and is a pioneer for women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).
  6. Bumble also has BFF mode which makes finding new friends nearby easy.
  7. For same-sex connections, or friendship, either person has 24 hours to make the first move, or that connection will disappear.
  8. Bumble has already notched up over 12 million users worldwide.

Do you use dating apps? What is your take on the trend and will you be trying Bumble?


21 Apr 2017 By Emma-Charlotte Bangay

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