Sorry Guys, your argument that there are more single men than women in the dating world is invalid. Online dating demographics show that the majority of people participating in online dating are in fact female. Match.com reports that 55% of its members are female. Almost 70% of eHarmony users are women and Chemistry.com is the most female-dominated dating site with 72% of members being women.
Online dating has increased drastically over the last several years, with more than one-third of married couples in the United State having met online. Research even suggests that couples who met online are happier than couples who met through more conventional routes. More and more women want to venture into the world of online dating but find the whole process intimidating. The Bumble app solves that problem.
Founded by Whitney Wolfe, the Bumble app is the next generation of online dating. Bumble utilizes the swipe right format made popular by Tinder. The main difference between the two dating apps is that with Bumble, women are empowered. Once matches are made the woman always makes the first move. A common problem with online dating apps is harassment. Some people just can’t take no for an answer. Bumble found a solution. If a woman doesn’t respond to a connection within a day, the connection disappears forever.
While Bumble was developed with women in mind, it does not discriminate against same sex-couples. Both people in a same-sex connection are allowed to make the first move.
Whitney Wolfe developed Bumble with the hopes of correcting common complaints women have when interacting with men online. The 27-year-old CEO and founder of Bumble has experience where dating apps are concerned. In 2012 she co-founded Tinder. Ms. Wolfe left Tinder in 2014, amidst growing tensions with another executive, with a fresh outlook and the desire to create a dating community that empowered and encouraged women everywhere.
Whitney Wolfe has been featured in Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30. She was born and in Utah, received her early education in Paris, France, and attended college at Southern Methodist University.