Whitney Wolfe is a 28 year old tech savvy entrepreneur. She was born in Salt Lake City Utah, graduated from Southern Methodist University, and resides in Austin, Texas. Wolfe is CEO and Founder of Bumble, a dating app that launched March 2014.
Bumble has around 12.5 million users, and is different from other dating apps in that it gives women control of initiating conversations and connections. Whitney Wolfe started her first business at age 19, and has also worked on a number of other projects including co-developing another successful dating app, Tinder.
Whitney Wolfe has been presented numerous accolades such as: 2014 – Business Insider’s 30 Most Important Women Under 30 In Tech; 2016 – Elle’s Women in Tech; and 2017 – Forbes 30 Under 30. She candidly says there is a gender problem in the Tech Industry today. Whitney Wolfe is a successful CEO who encourages women to pursue their desire to become tech savvy entrepreneurs in a field that is primarily dominated by men.
Bumble BFF is a new feature of the original Bumble app. It is a friend finder version within the dating app, and the goal of Bumble BFF is to help women form nearby friendships. The app uses geo-location and can help women who relocate make new friends. Once logged into the Bumble app, just set up a profile in BFF mode. BFF will then link to a subscribers Facebook account, but will only show profiles that would be well-matched based on the information on Facebook. If you like a profile swipe right to save it, if not swipe left to dismiss it. The best part is once you enter BFF mode, the dating system is turned off so no unexpected romantic connections occur. It’s no surprise BFF got over a million swipes the first week.