Whitney Wolfe is the founder and CEO of the dating app Bumble. The app has twenty million users and is a bit more feminist. When a male and female get matched, the female has to make the first move. Whitney Wolfe got married to a restaurateur named Michael Herd. They met while on separate vacations in Aspen. Just as it’s done on Bumble, she was the one to first approach him. She ran into him while out skiing and questioned that he was not also skiing. Even though it was a ski vacation, he didn’t know how to ski and wanted her to teach him. Connect with Whitney Wolfe by visiting her linkedin account.
After the vacation, they kept in touch by phone. They started dating on Valentine’s Day and got engaged two years later. The proposal came as a surprise since Michael had earlier mentioned being uncertain about marriage due to their young ages and busy careers. They went to his family’s ranch for the weekend and went for a trail ride. The privacy of the trail ride is where he proposed to her.
Due to the app Whitney Wolfe founded being a feminist app, it got attacked by cyber bullies. She now has a bodyguard and a security team. The photos and phone numbers of Bumble’s staff were posted on a neo-Nazi website that the FBI had to take down. This attack stemmed from a nation wide anger concerning feminism and misogyny. This incident got Whitney Wolfe to reveal that she has anxiety. Since phones can be a root cause for anxiety, she has to balance Bumble with her mental health.
Not only has Bumble been attacked due to feminism, it’s been up against Tinder. Tinder and Bumble are similar to each other, as Whitney was a co-founder of Tinder. She left Tinder to start Bumble, being promised that it would be safer for women.