Category Archives: Dating Apps

Whitney Wolfe has Reinvented the Modern Online Dating World with Bumble

In case you don’t know, Whitney Wolfe is an amazing woman who is the CEO of Bumble. She started this online dating company late in 2014. Four years later, Bumble is a mega hit in the world of online dating. Mrs. Wolfe might operate the number dating site on the web, but she did not want to have it in the first place. Whitney Wolfe wanted to start a social media network called Merci. This social media site would have been for women only. However, Mrs. Wolfe was convinced by Andrey Andreev (owner of Badoo) to come up with the dating site Bumble.

Mrs. Wolfe went to Andrey Andreev for a loan to start Merci. However, this insightful CEO did not want to invest in a social media network for women. Instead, he told Mrs. Wolfe start a dating site that would cater to women from the modern era. Whitney Wolfe was extremely reluctant to do so. She had to talk with her former boyfriend (and current husband) Michael Herd to some perspective. Once Herd helped to convince Wolfe that Andreeve’s offer was a good thing; Wolfe jumped on the prospect.

Keep in mind that Whitney Wolfe used to work for Tinder. She was one of the key figures that helped to launch this dating site. She was in charge of the marketing department. Her marketing efforts helped to make Tinder successful. While Whitney was essential to the success of Tinder, she was sexually harassed during on her job. Not only did she endure sexual misconduct by her co-workers, she was also discriminated against because of her gender. Wolfe ended up suing Tinder and won a huge amount of money for troubles. Tinder was not happy with this outcome.

Whitney now spearheads Bumble which is a successful online dating site. Since dating sites are now the modern way that people meet and connect, this site is a good thing for people looking for love. Whitney is truly committed to Bumble and she wants it to succeed. Ultimately, she wants her company to be a major force for feminism and for advancing the causes of women.

Read More: www.vogue.com/article/bumble-bizz-whitney-wolfe-networking-for-women

Singles prepare to be Skouted

Skout, a free Android and iOS app, steps up to the plate to bat for #1 social networking app on the market. To some, Skout may seem as another simple dating app that competes with the other popular ones: Match, Tinder, or Plenty of Fish, however, Skout is much more than that; It provides users with a unique point system. The points are used as an in-app currency and can be purchased or earned during various in-app activities. For example, you can use currency to send out a barrage of winks to users’ profiles. This will result in a large amount of attention, and is the first app to feature this. Want to see who has been checking out your profile? You can redeem points to accomplish this as well.

Skout allows you to register a profile, fill it with personal information and preferences, then search for that special someone. The overall process is relatively quick and easy. You will only need an email or Facebook account to get started. And of course your profile pictures, but be warned: Skout completely outlaws bathroom selfies! Finally, an app that scrutinizes against this. Skout was bold to implement this feature and shows how the company isn’t afraid to be innovative.

Perhaps you are just interested in just expanding your social circle. Skout has even went so far as to make an official international friend day for its users. The company’s findings were that many of the app’s users have friends from all over the world. The app is versatile; not just specifically meant for dating but for meeting people. This places Skout in a league of its own. Most social apps today are not geared towards meeting friends but finding dates. It is apparent that the developers of Skout put forth tremendous effort to provide a versatile app which can be used for both dating and friend finding.

Someone who has recently relocated to an area might find that Skout’s “Buzz” feature allows them to easily find locals. You can add users to a “Favorites” list to be alerted when they come online next. The users that show up in your initial search are already online so you have the choice to instant message them through Skout’s chat system. Another interesting feature, is the “Shake to Chat”. What this does is it starts a random conversation with someone and just as you are caught up in the conversation with this person, their profile is revealed.

So what are you waiting for? Head over to your app store(ios or Android) and download Skout, for a truly unique networking experience.