Whitney Wolfe Herd is now married to Michael Herd! Whitney Wolfe Herd is the founder of Bumble. Bumble is one of the most popular dating apps, and now its founder and CEO has married herself. Now, if you need to know, then the answer is no, they did not meet on Bumble or online. They met in real life, but Whitney Wolfe Herd continued to stay true to the Bumble model of women taking the lead. When using Bumble, the woman has to make the first move and message the man first. Whitney Wolfe Herd met Michael during a vacation. She was skiing, and he was not. She wondered why he was just sitting there, so she went over to him to find out. It turns out that he did not know how to ski, so she taught him how. They grew closer until he eventually proposed to her on horseback while the sun was setting. They eventually had an epic wedding in the South of Italy. It was a whirlwind of excitement for all of them.
Forbes just called Bumble “Billion Dollar Bumble,” and they did so for a reason. Bumble has over twenty two million users. It has a unique appeal because it has literally created a revolution in the world of online dating. Instead of men usually being the ones to message first, on Bumble, after two people swipe right and like each other, the woman has twenty four hours to start the conversation. Of course, for same sex couples, that does not apply and both can start the conversation first.
By using this method, Bumble is able to empower women on dating apps. That was the goal of Whitney Wolfe Herd. This year, Bumble is doing around one hundred million dollars in sales this year, and it is expected that next year, they will do around two hundred million dollars in sales. Bumble is actually free to use, but there are certain in-app purchases that users can get for a better experience.