In the October 2018, issue of Marie Claire, Whitney Wolfe, the creator of Bumble, sat down with the publication to discuss everything from lawsuits to her plans for expanding the location-based dating application in 2019.
The success of the Bumble is due to Whitney Wolfe and her professional approach of winding things down for her team at the end of each week. She achieves this by treating the staff of sixty employees to weekly manicures in the dedicated glam room at the Bumble headquarters in Austin. It’s no surprise Wolfe was able to co-found Tinder, also start and grow the Bumble app very quickly since 2014. See more of Whitney Wolfe at Business Insider.
So far in 2018, Whitney Wolf and Bumble have seen continued growth of their application. Earlier in the year Wolfe and Bumble received a lawsuit from Match.com after she declined to accept their acquisition offer for Bumble for a cool four hundred million dollars in February 2018. In April, Kris Jenner announced she was using the Bumble Bizz, their professional networking service to hire her next assistant. Wolfe and Bumble also looked to leave a mark in the world of plutonic friendships by adding Bumble BFF, a feature to connect with new friends. This feature already surpassed three million users. In August, Whitney Wolfe also launched the Bumble Fund, a capital venture group that will only look to invest in women-led businesses.
In 2019, Whitney Wolfe plans to continue to grow the business through several creative approaches for the technology company. Bumble will look to expand into the beauty game by launching two products to help users solve skin care and emotional issues according to the company. The company worked for many months with psychotherapist and dermatologist to develop products that address the problem of oily skin.
Lastly, in 2019 the Bumble founder looks to aim at ending misogyny. Wolfe plans to do this by working with legislators to change the law and making it illegal to send folks unsolicited pictures of genitalia and making it a severe offense just like flashing someone in public.
Skout has really gotten my attention. The thing that has opened me up to the possibilities of online dating is all of the users that are actually registered on Skout. I have had a lot of traditional dating experiences that have been bad. That gave me the opportunity to try to alternative that I had never considered before.
I can’t say that I never really seriously consider online dating before. I have always, however, been an advocate of traditional dating. From my experiences on traditional dating I really figured that I had absolutely nothing to lose. Skout has been great simply because it allows me to do a lot of flirting with people before I decide to go out on a date. This is the thing that is really difficult when it comes to traditional dates. If you meet someone in a bar there really isn’t a lot of time to flirt and have any fun. There is a conversation that ensues and the opposite sex is quickly trying to get a phone number in order to communicate with you later. There is no time to be shy and coy because it is possible that you may never see this person again. With Skout as long as you are registered on the site you can send a link to someone and start a flirting process. You don’t have to worry about trying to get a number to call the person. You don’t have to worry that the communication will be cut short because the website is going to close down. All that you really have to do is get the flirting process started and after this you can decide just how long you go before things start to heat up and get serious.
Skout is also a app to use because it allows a lot of people that would never meet under any other circumstances to come in contact with one another. There are certain things that I am interested in that I would like to find others in others that have the same priorities and goals. My interest and my hangout spots, however, may not always coincide. This is why it can becomes difficult to meet those people that have the same interest that you have in the spots where you socialize. This is what makes Skout the perfect app. You don’t have to go anywhere to meet anyone. You can simply look for those with same interest that you have and start a flirting process that could possibly lead to something more. There have been many times what I have met people in person and it has been a physical attraction only. Overtime I would find that the relationship would falter from lack of common ground. I believe that everyone should consider the possibility of online dating at some point in their lives. It really will get you more in touch with those people that are trying to walk the same path that you have in life.