Whitney Wolfe: Creator of the Safest Dating Site for Women
Whitney Wolfe Herd is the CEO and founder of Bumble: one of the fastest growing mobile dating apps on the planet. She was born in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1989. She later attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas where she majored in International Studies. After college she began working with Chris Gulczynski on a dating app called Tinder in 2012 at the age of 22. She became the vice president of marketing for Tinder about a year later. In 2017, she married oil heir Micheal Herd in Italy.
Called the queen of dating apps, Whitney Wolfe was a successful entrepreneur. In 2014 she moved to Austin, Texas and began developing ideas for a new dating app called Bumble. Her aim was to create a safer dating experience that put women first to protect against malice behavior online. Bumble is now the fourth most popular dating app on the market. Her site has just recently developed a new feature called BFF that uses the same algorithm of the dating site, but for friendships. The app also includes a feature known as Bizz profiles for women to add resumes and work related information to find healthy, mentoring, business relationships.
— Bumble (@bumble) June 5, 2018
Recently, Whitney Wolfe has received much harassment after banning pictures of guns from her website after the tragic shooting at Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Receiving a large amount of death threats, she eventually needed policemen stationed outside her office from the controversial decision. Her and her team later explain gun violence does not fall in line with their values nor does the showing of such weapons on Bumble.
28 year old Whitney Wolfe also travels with a bodyguard after her company was the victim of a cyber-attack last Summer. The FBI was forced to step in after her staff info was posted on a neo-Nazi website encouraging continued harassment. Whitney Wolfe believes the attack was aimed towards the feminist idealism of her website. The attack took place shortly before a white supremacists rally in Charlottesville. Billion-Dollar Bumble: How Whitney Wolfe Herd Built America’s Fastest-Growing Dating App