Tinder is indisputably the leader in hookup / dating apps. It’s the gold standard, especially if you pay for that “Tinder Plus” bullshit. It’s also the world leader in creepy fucks trying to hit on girls in the most disgusting way possible. Granted, this can produce hilarious results, but if you’re a lady, it’s probably not ideal for you to wake up to 70+ tinder messages asking for #ButtStuff2015. If you’re one of those ladies that happens to be fed up with creepy lines, former Tinder co-founder Whitney Wolfe has a new app for you: Introducing Bumble.
What makes Bumble different from Tinder/OKCupid/Hinge/JSwipe/every other bullshit Tinder imitator under the sun? Glad you asked. It’s pretty much a “Sadie Hawkins” app — Female users have 24 hours to initiate conversation with men, or the connections disappear. That’s the only way to start chatting with a prospective boo-thang. Girl power.
“Women run the world right now,” Wolfe said in an interview with the New York Post. “Why can a girl not make a first move with a man, but she can go out and conquer her career? Why? Tell me why. There’s no rhyme or reason.”
Wolfe, who made headlines for suing Tinder for sexual harassment back in June of 2014, said that this app is in no way a means of revenge against her former employers or a way to “take down” Tinder. After all, she still has equity in Tinder.
“To be fully honest with you, I think Tinder is a great product. It’s still my baby at the end of the day. So I wish it continued success,” Wolfe said. Rather, she wants to use this app as a means of leveling the playing field when it comes to gender equality in dating.
“Last night, I was sitting at the Mercer [hotel] with a group of girlfriends, and there were two very cute guys sitting in the lobby. My friend really, really wanted to talk to him. She’s like, ‘I want to talk to him. Should I go over there? I can’t go over there, it’s too embarrassing.’ Girls want to make the first move. Society just makes it awkward.”
So there you go. Ladies, here’s your opportunity to make the first move in the dating world, or at least send guys creepy messages. I’ll be waiting by the phone for my Bumble inbox to blow up with girls asking for #TongueStuff2015. And waiting. And waiting. And waiting..
[via The New York Post]