The founder of Billion Dollar Bumble, as Forbes called the famous dating app, is now married to someone called Michael Herd, an entrepreneur and businessman. Whitney Wolfe Herd, the founder and CEO of Bumble, has found love herself.
Bumble started not that long ago. Whitney Wolfe Herd wanted to start an app that would empower women. She created Bumble, which is a dating app with a twist: When two people swipe right and match with each other, the female has to be the one to message first. Otherwise, the chat will expire after twenty four hours. It is pretty cool, because women are now empowered on dating apps, something that feminists have wanted for a long time.
Bumble, which makes money from in-app purchases that users can purchase to enhance the free experience, has made one hundred million dollars this year and is expected to make double that amount next year. It is reported that Match.com wanted to purchase Bumble for over one billion dollars! That is a lot of money, and it is why Forbes called Bumble “Billion Dollar Bumble.”
Whitney Wolfe Herd said that when she first came out with her idea of the dating app, people thought she was crazy. Nobody thought that a dating app where the woman has to make the first move would be popular with anyone. As it turns out, it has twenty two million users! Both men and women enjoy using it. Women feel empowered and do not have to deal with messages from men that make them feel annoyed, and men are able to get messages from women that are sure of themselves and stand up for themselves.
According to Whitney Wolfe Herd, when people are saying that what you are doing will not work out, it means that they are afraid of going out of their comfort zone.