We recently had a chat about our adventures in the world of Tinder dating and Tinder is everywhere these days as the whole online dating phenomenon continues to grow. Bt that has led to a lot of people using it in the wrong way, at least according to the people behind Bumble.
This new app is designed to let women be in control of the conversation and to avoid those awkward conversations with cheesy pick up lines that have become a lot more common on Tinder than they were before, and for Whitney Wolfe, the woman behind Bumble, that's a major downside.
Wolfe was a co-founder of Tinder and a former VP of Tinder, and she believes that Bumble is a more "respectful" app than the market leader. Wolfe is currently suing Justin Mateen, Tinder's CMO, for sexual harassment, but she has teamed up with two other people who worked for Tinder, Chris Gulczynski and Sarah Mick, to make the new app.
The Facebook page for Bumble describes it as being different to any of the other "more shallow" dating apps, and it's "the proper place to meet people".
It's everything you've always wanted from a social discovery app with none of the things you don't. Other apps are full of creepy guys and cheesy pickup lines — but Bumble promotes a safe and respectful community. You'll never get unwanted messages and Bumble suggests matches based on more relevant signals than other, more shallow apps. So stop wasting time finding tons of dead end matches on other apps and switch to Bumble.
The app is similar in design to Tinder but the key difference is that women will be in control of the conversations. After two users have swiped to match with each other, the woman is the only one who can initiate the conversation, and has 24 hours to do so. The man can push for another 24 hours, but only with one connection per day.
So what do you think, would you swap your Tinder for Bumble? And is appy dating the way to go?