Bumble is a dating site that was launched by Whitney Wolfe late in 2014. This site is a unique dating site that only allows women to initiate the conversation.
When Whitney Wolfe created this site, she wanted women to make the first move and this site empowers women with this opportunity. Bumble is a site targeted for heterosexual people, but it does not exclude same-sex relationships. They too can connect on Bumble. However, they are not restricted to the rule that women must initiate the conversation. Either sex within same-sex relationships can start a conversation with another user.
While Bumble is a site about dating, romance and finding true love – it is also a site that takes a stand when necessary. In 2016, the site stopped its users from taking “mirror selfies” and photos involving underwear, bikinis and lingerie. They even stopped users from putting up “child only” pictures. Whitney Wolfe knew that photos like these cheapened the site and took its value away.
In the wake of the February 2018 Parkland, Florida school shooting at Marjory Douglas Stoneman High School; Whitney Wolfe thought it just made sense to stop indirectly promoting gun use on her site. She does not believe that weapons are important to the dating scene. As a matter of fact, she realizes that there is a difference between social behavior in the online world and in the real world.
Social behavior on the internet allows people to display behaviors they would not normally show in the real world. Whitney Wolfe is also concerned about other social media sites where people are permitted to showcase firearms in pictures. Like most people and professional law agencies – she might view this as a sign that certain users showcasing guns might be ready to use them in real life.
Whitney Wolfe is a firm believer in empowering women. She wants women to have the opportunities and a good life. Her company Bumble supports the MeTooMovement which speaks out against sexual harassment and oppression of females. Bumble’s women first approach helps to make this site a great place for users and for advertisers during this era. Bumble is one of the leading dating sites that is on the cutting edge of change in society. This is another reason they are banning gun photos from their site. Ms. Wolfe has contracted 5,000 tech specialists to help her with this process.
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