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This time around, she hopes to address all the things Tinder does wrong.Designed to solve female-specific dating app frustrations like "dead-end matches"—connections that rarely lead to conversations, let alone dates—Bumble requires women to make the first move.
We're from all walks of life, with different backgrounds and experiences.The app can crash, or our users can want something different, or we'll work hard for a few weeks on something that people don't respond well to.So much of this is trial and error, and using relatability to understand what it is that makes a young man or woman tick.If she doesn’t start the conversation within 24 hours, the match disappears.Wolfe has described her strategy as "Sadie Hawkins-inspired," and just three months since its official launch, the Austin-based startup boasts more than a million matches, as well as a global network of ambassadors (cool girls enlisted to spread the "buzz" about Bumble). I wanted to start a social platform app that would encourage kindness among a younger demographic of women, more of the junior high or high school set.It’s not like there’s one right way to do it; there’s no quick fix for how to meet someone, and there are so many routes.
If we can introduce a powerful, uplifting option that gives women more control, then that's great. I’m totally pinching myself because the feedback has been so good. I didn’t expect us to grow this much or have a fraction of the amount of users we have in this amount of time.
What we have seen, feedback-wise, is that people have been taking Bumble quite seriously, though not in a daunting way.
It's not like, "Oh, I’m going on Bumble to find my future husband." But the fact that we include your job and your education in your profile, it makes it feel more secure.
It’s so funny because everyone thinks that an app is a great route to take if you are looking to do something easy, but it’s actually the contrary.
There’s always something that hits you when you least expect it.
We have a very strong college representative program in place right now, with more than 90 college reps. It’s not unusual to see someone whose profile says, "Harvard Business School, back and forth from London and New York." It’s a cool, creative group of people using Bumble.