Switching on the BFF mode, or "Bumble for Friends" mode, will allow users to seek out platonic bonds."We always need friends.
And I think we come out of these highly social environments with university, college, wherever we were, and getting to a new city could be daunting," Bumble founder and CEO Whitney Wolfe said Monday on "CBS This Morning." "It can be lonely, and it's almost easier to find a date than it is to find a friend."On Bumble, the ladies are required to make the first move.
My business partner said, 'You know, I think the vision is incredible, but this is needed in dating as well," Wolfe said.
Wolfe, who was a co-founder of Tinder, made headlines in 2014 when she filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against the mobile app company and reached a settlement with IAC, its parent company.
Along with going where the people are, discipline yourself to introduce yourself to others. One of the strongest arguments in the book is that if you want people to like you, you have to make them feel great about themselves…yes, themselves. But the golden rule of friendship flips this advice on its head.
My wife and I have been attending a community of newly married couples at our church since our wedding earlier this summer.
It’s a very dynamic class with a constant flow of people coming and going.
Once those women make a match, the app gives them 24 hours to reach out and start a conversation.
Launched at the end of 2014, Bumble has gained 3 million users, and women have made the first move more than 33 million times.