Whitney Wolfe Herd is on the Forbes List of the Top 30 People Under 30 Years Old, and she was also featured on the cover of Forbes Magazine. She recently got married to Michael Herd, and Vogue thought it important enough to dedicate an entire section on the wedding, which was actually really fancy and incredible (it was held in Southern Italy). Who is she? Why is she so important?
The fact is that Whitney Wolfe Herd is known as the person who changed the way online dating works. Online dating has never been the same ever since she launched her dating app, Bumble. It is amazing how much Whitney Wolfe Herd achieved at such a young age. Whitney Wolfe has been involved with launching organizations, nonprofits, and businesses ever since she was nineteen, but Bumble dating apps is by far her most important one.
Bumble was designed to give women a platform to meet men while being empowered. No longer would they have to deal with messages from guys who they had no interest in. They were now able to take the lead and message guys they were interested in first. This is feminism at its best. Bumble Bizz is an offshoot, and it is designed to help professional women connect with men who are also professionals.
Whitney Wolfe Herd said that she is building conversation starters into the app. This will make it even easier for women to start a conversation with a guy that they like. The fact that both have to swipe right in order to talk makes it more likely that things will work out, though of course, it is still necessary to have the initial conversion to see if there is more attraction than just the physical attraction. Bumble is making hundreds of millions of dollars a year in sales.