There are a lot of dating applications that women can use. Many of them however, do not focus on the needs of women. Often times, women are swamped by inappropriate messages, comments and solicitations on dating sites and apps. Women and men can also get bombarded by spam messages. Such problems are especially prevalent for female users.
One dating application called Bumble that was started by Whitney Wolfe has come up with a solution to this problem. Bumble does not let men send messages to women unless the woman has sent them a message. This eliminates the problem that most women face on dating applications. A man on Bumble can only respond to a woman if she messaged him first. This gives women the power to select who they will receive messages from and greatly cuts if not completely eliminates inappropriate and spam messages that solicit women for sex.
The dating application created by Whitney Wolfe has some very interesting quirks. For a woman to start a conversation with a man, he must like her and she must like him. This concept is similar to Tinder, where two people must both swipe each other before they can connect and chat. Connections last for 24 hours and then disappear. If a woman wants to chat with a man that she is interested in and that is interested back she must initiate a conversation in that period. Bumble currently lets a user extend one like for 24 hours for both a man and a woman to increase the chance that the other party will see this like and show interest back.
The founder of Bumble, Whitney Wolfe is also a co-founder of the dating application Tinder. Whitney Wolfe left Tinder, however due to sexual harassment at the company. For standing up to sexual harassment and being an innovator in the dating application world, Whitney Wolfe has earned much acclaim from fellow women and the tech industry.