Bumble’s founder, Whitney Wolfe, create Bumble BFF in order to create a place to make friend even if you have a busy lifestyle. She based the idea off dating apps and their low risk approach to meeting people and starting relationships. Bumble is already known as more than just a dating app–woman are meeting other Bumble fans using it as a networking tool for their professional lives.
Bumble BFF is catered specifically to people who are wanting to make friends but do not have time to devote time to joining organizations and meeting people by themselves. The Bumble BFF profile can created easily using your Facebook information and photos. This part of the app does not use the dating algorithm so you do not need to worry about meeting connected on that level. This is purely about making friends. Unlike Bumble dating, in the BFF mode both parties can send messages to initiate a conversation.
Whitney Wolfe thought of the idea for Bumble BFF when she discovered how challenging it is to make friends, especially when you are moving around a lot for work. Since people are already using apps to find romantic partners, it only made sense to have one for making friends too. Many users have already been pleased with Bumble BFF and it is helping them get out into new social groups.
Whitney Wolfe is very impressive for someone her age. By the time she was 22, she was working with Hatch Labs and involving herself with Cardify. Not long after that, Whitney Wolfe co-founded the hugely successful dating app, Tinder, and then became the vice president of marketing for the new company.
Whitney Wolfe left Tinder and founded Bumble after she moved to Austin, Texas. She created it with women in mind and it gives women more control so that they do not have to experience any uncomfortable exchanges. By 2016, Bumble was already the fourth most popular dating app and Whitney Wolfe was listed as a Women in Tech by Elle. She was also awarded by Business Insider and named as one of the 30 Most Important Women Under 30 In Tech.