Whitney Wolfe and the Ugly Battle

In March the dating app Tinder filed a lawsuit against its competitor, dating app Bumble, stating that Bumble infringed upon its copyrights by directly copying its card-swipe, mutual opt-in premise. Tinder and Bumble have been rivals even before Bumble was founded. The very personal goes back to 2012 when Whitney Wolfe, the founder of Bumble, first started to help lead Tinder. That same year she began dating Justin Mateen, one of the companies cofounders. By 2014 they had broken up. And it was not a good break-up. They two had frequent fights in the office. Read more articles about Whitney Wolfe at vanityfair.com

All this came to a head in 2014. During that year Whitney Wolfe left Tinder and then sued the two co-founders, Mateen and Sean Rad, for sexual harassment and discrimination. Whitney Wolfe stated that the two became verbally abusive, calling her a whore and often making other sexist and racist comments, emails, and text messages. In the end, the matter was settled by Tinder paying $1 million and suspending Mateen and Rad. In December of that year, Wolfe co-founded Bumble. Bumble has done so incredibly well in so short a time that in 2017 Match Group, the owner of Tinder, made to generous offers to buy out Bumble—$450 million and then over $1 billion—both of which were turned down.

In retaliation, on behalf of Match, Tinder launched this recent lawsuit. Tinder claims that Whitney Wolfe is not the only former Tinder employee to steal some of their confidential trade secrets while with them. Other former Tinder employees have been named as well. But Bumble is fighting back, countersuing Match for a frivolous lawsuit made simply for the purpose of suing them. Bumble also claims that Match sued them because they were not the only interested company out there wanting to buy Bumble. Suing Bumble and winning would effectively make it less desirable. For this, they are seeking $400 million in damages.

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Whitney Wolfe’s Bumble Dating App Brings A Whole New Dating Experience

Bumble is an application that provides its users with a platform to socialize and to date. The app has a profile segment where users update their photos and personal information, such as job, professional qualifications, location, and aspirations.

Established in 2014 by Whitney Wolfe, the app allows matching between people of the same sex as well as between heterosexuals. When two female users match, either of them is free to initiate a chat. In heterosexual matches, however, only female users are allowed to establish contact with their male Whitney Wolfe’s Bumble Dating App Brings A Whole New Dating Experiencecounterparts. After contact is made, the chat between the two users must remain active failure to which it is scrapped after 24 hours.

Benefits of Using Bumble Dating App

Bumble app comes with a wide range of benefits. The app has handed women the power to control their dating life, where many of them have gone ahead to establish serious relationships and friendships. Bumble app’s servers are secured with firewalls to ensure that chats between two users remain confidential. Whitney Wolfe is famous for upholding high moral values, and her app is not different. The app doesn’t allow sharing of seductive photos.

Statistics

Within two years of its existence, Bumble has more than 7 million registered users with millions of chats initiated by women. Being a female-oriented platform, female users are more than male users. These women fall within 18-35 age bracket, with the dominant age being between 18 and 25.

About Whitney Wolfe

The CEO of Bumble, Whitney Wolfe, is one of the youngest CEOs in the United States. Wolfe’s life revolves around the U.S.., Europe, and Asia. Born in Salt Lake City in 1990, Whitney Wolfe moved to France with her family when she was still a young girl, only to return as a teenager to pursue her high school and university studies.

Upon acquiring a degree in International Studies from Dallas-headquartered South Methodist University, Whitney moved to Southeast Asia where she engaged herself in charity work in Thailand and Cambodia. In 2002, she returned to the U.S.A where she lives to date.