“This could change the way women and men treat each other, women and men date, and women feel about themselves.” Bumble launched about six months ago and seems to be catching on.
With around half a million users sending 200,000 messages per day, it’s growing about 15% every week, Wolfe claims. While Bumble has not yet monetized and won’t disclose the details of its funding, Wolfe’s partner and major funder is Andrey Andreev, founder of Badoo, the multi-billion dollar European social network.
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just get up and say ‘Hi?
’ And wouldn’t it be nice if there was no way he would think you were desperate or weird if you did?
When she matched with 100, she sent each of them a quick note reading 'hello handsome' to start the conversation.
A few others were less obscene — but no less unintentionally comical — in their replies.
I love his "tough love" - because sometimes it's hard to see how much power we actually have, and because so many "gurus" are afraid to say the truth about men and relationships.
Let's catch up some time.'Even then, seven out of ten men responded positively — and the other three didn't respond at all.“You swiped right in your head just now,” she says.“So did I.” Wouldn’t it be nice, she continues, if there were a bubble over his head listing his job and his education?For Wolfe, 25, that key difference is about “changing the landscape” of online dating by putting women in control of the experience.“He can’t say you’re desperate, because the app made you do it,” she says, adding that she tells her friends to make the first move and just “blame Bumble.” Matches expire after 24 hours, which provides an incentive for women to reach out before it’s too late (the women-message-first feature is only designed for straight couples—if you’re LGBTQ, either party can send the first message.) Wolfe says she had always been comfortable making the first move, even though she felt the stigma around being too forward.