Created by Whitney Wolfe, one of the co-founders of Tinder, it is unique because it’s putting women in the driving seat and has already had almost 100 million matches.
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Similar to Tinder, it works by only connecting people who have both opted in by swiping right on each others profiles. In the case of a heterosexual matching, the woman must start the conversation within 24 hours before the connection disappears.
The same rules don’t apply for same-sex or friend connections though. In those instances, either person can start the conversation, but the connections still only remain active for 24 hours.
You can extend one connection for a further 24 hours if you’re feeling a little nervous and need some extra time though.
Bumble’s user experience isn’t the only thing that’s female-friendly in the app; the company is staffed almost entirely by women, with the exception of another Tinder co-founder Chris Gulczynski, who heads up design.
Additionally, Bumble is spreading its wings and launching outside the US in Australia, Brazil, France and Spain later this month.