Whitney Wolfe has committed her time and resources to help other find a perfect match. Recently, the founder and CEO of Bumble tied a knot to Michael Heard, a Texas, oil heir. The destination wedding, held in Villa Treville, Positano along the breathtaking Amalfi Coast of Italy featured select friends and family. Whitney Wolfe stunned in an Oscar De La Renta gown for the ceremony. The setting brought out the romantic feel of the Italian coasts as candles lit the venue.
The hashtag #homeiswhereherdis playfully incorporated the groom’s name and provided detailed pictures and proceedings of the wedding. Through the hashtag, friends and family not only wished them a happy marriage but also stated how the company had inspired their belief in love and other possibilities. The couple first met in Aspen on Valentine’s Day three years back and engaged in July 2016.
Whitney created Bumble, a dating app that improves the dating experience for women by exclusively allowing them to start conversations with their matches. The woman sends the first message to her match. Many people insinuate that women who make the first move are desperate. With Bumble, you do not have to worry about what others think as making the first move is the only alternative. Whitney Wolfe has never been shy about making the first step despite the stigma associated with it. The 24-hour expiration period for matches motivates women to make their intentions known early. Either party can message first for people who prefer same-sex relationships.
Based in Austin Texas, Bumble hopes to inspire a movement that changes the perspectives on dating and interaction between men and women. With Bumble BFF, you are allowed to swipe to meet your next best friend. The Bumble BFF targets women who are not necessarily looking for romantic relationships but lasting friendships with people of the same gender. Another innovative app by Bumble is the Bumble Bizz a platform that supports career networking. You can use separate profiles for the Bumble Bizz and Bumble BFF different from dating one. Plus, with the Bumble Bizz, you can select the people you want to come in contact with based on the industry or location. Since its launch in 2014 Bumble has over 12.5 Million users and over 200,000 messages sent per day.
Whitney attended Southern Methodist University where she earned a B.A in international relations. Business Insider acknowledges Whitney among the 30 Most Important Women Under 30 in Tech, 2014. She is also among the 2016 Elle Women in Tech.
About Whitney Wolfe: fortune.com/tag/whitney-wolfe/