How Whitney Wolfe Went From Swiping Innovation To Swiping War

Dating apps are at an all-time high since the evolution of technology made it simpler and easier to connect different people together. From apps that would let you simply send a message and hope for a reply to apps that actually match you with the person before even letting you send a “Hello“, the app stores have them all. Among them, there is one that recently stood out by their peculiar approach to the dating game.

That’s where Whitney Wolfe comes in. She went from being a co-founder of Tinder, one of the biggest dating apps today, to creating her own version of a dating app called Bumble. Whitney Wolfe’s idea to separate her from the competition was in reality, really simple. She gave women the power to choose whom they are going to interact with. At first, this might seem like a small detail to make that much of a difference. However, if you are a woman and have tried the dating apps available in the market today, you would know that it’s hard to keep people from sending inappropriate and sometimes offensive messages and images.

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The idea behind Bumble is that women would have more control over who they match up with. According to Whitney Wolfe, women would have to take the first step and send the first message, if not the match would disappear after 24 hours. Just like a Cinderella story with the pumpkin. Within four years Bumble achieved incredible numbers and today has over 35 million users.

With all the popularity of these apps, it would be easy to say that this is a great market to join. However, Whitney Wolfe would probably disagree with that. Tinder and its parent company, Match Group, are suing Bumble and it’s creators for allegedly stealing core components and ideas from Tinder such as the swiping right or left. This move by the Match group, might sound like a valid reason to some that are not aware of the interactions between the two companies, but the real reason behind this move is to try and pressure Bumble, who is now worth $1 Billion according to Forbes magazine, into selling for less than half its actual worth. Whitney Wolfe and her partners have decided to fight back and are suing the Match Group for trying to undermine and pressure them into a deal that is bellow their actual worth, which is turning this into a swiping war between two giants.

Is Life Easier With Today’s Dating Apps?

As parents, we worry what sites our children visit and whether they are safe. It is just part of the animal instinct in us. Today we look at the most common apps and how we can protect our precious babies in them.


Skout is a dating app like no other. It has grown from 2007 when it had 1000 users to today having more than 500 million.10 million are active daily on the platform. It is one of the best for your teen. It has a set of filters and control that seek to control access to data with an age limit.


Skout is easy to use dating app that combines the best of all worlds. It was initially a social app and was launched as a dating app. Around 2007, the owners found that most use it to date and so relaunched it as a dating app.It has since given birth to other apps like Nixter and Fuse.


Skout has a clean easy to use and understand interface. You just need to sign up with them, and you are ready to go. Don’t worry about your teenager as the age limit will protect them. If the system detects they are underage, it automatically limits their access to various features.


Tinder is one of the most used dating apps. It evolved from just Tinder to Tinder+ in March 2015. They recently introduced a feature where a user can be confident of their match. The use is to meet a person and show they are very interested. It allows one to study that if a user gives three super likes then that could be the best match. The developers of the app have been careful not to disclose any information to anyone unless they swipe right of each other.


With dating apps like Tinder and Tumblr, many people have found even wives and husbands or just companions. Most of them use the social network platforms to help connect the different people using the apps hence fostering easy socialization.


When using Tinder, the clients are to swipe right of each other. Otherwise, the match will not be accepted. The app allows the user also to view the Instagram profiles of their peers as well as Facebook profiles. With many of the users satisfied with the results that Tinder offers it’s safe to say that technology has helped go a step further in uniting the world.


Other apps include time-based slabs that allow one to post messages that will auto-delete after a period. They have been accused of fueling sexting, and you should warn your teens on using them.


Allow your teenagers to go out there and have fun