Bumble is the cutting edge dating app founded by Whitney Wolfe. This app allows only the females to initiate the contact. The goal is to have the females feel more comfortable. Wolfe is taking it one step further again by opening a physical location for the Bumble members to meet and hang out. The Hive will open for a limited engagement in New York as a way for members to meet and hang out.
The app is looking to expand beyond merely dating, which is its original audience. BumbleBIZZ is the new professional and social networking function and where Bumble hopes to retain users who do not want to find a date. The new space, the Hive, will host events for relationships as well as entrepreneurship. For example, Forbes will be hosting a meet and mingle session and Drybar will be holding styling session. During the week, it will be open for people to meet up at the coffee, or real, bar and hang out. While Bumble only plans to keep the space open for a month, there is a possibility for an extension.
Whitney Wolfe understood the problems facing those who wish to date online. As the co-founder of Tinder, she knew the world of online dating may not be a comfortable place for women. In 2014, she launched Bumble, which is an app that only permits women to initiate contact. Currently, Bumble is now starting new extensions to their app BumbleBIZZ, for professional networking and BumbleBFF, for social networking. For her work in the field of technology, she has been recognized as one of the leaders in the industry by both Business Insider and Elle. The dating app has reached more than 11.5 million registered users, making it the fourth most popular dating app. Wolfe continues to look for ways to innovate Bumble and help it to meet the demands of the market.
Learn more about Whitney Wolfe: http://www.cc.com/video-clips/6qmjwn/the-daily-show-with-trevor-noah-whitney-wolfe—creating-social-change-on-bumble