Bumble Founder Whitney Wolfe Expands Enterprise to Soho

The popular dating-app Bumble, which has made a name for itself as a progressive female-led dating app, is now offering its members a brick-and-mortar meeting space in New York City. Named The Hive, Bumble’s new space offers members a coffee and wet bar set amidst a chic backdrop decorated in unique Bumble style. Bumble founder and CEO Whitney Wolfe notes that the space, which she plans to keep open for a month or more, offers more than a place to meet a potential mate. The Hive also plays host to events on relationships and female entrepreneurship. Forbes has scheduled a Mentor & Mingle session, and Drybar will hold style sessions. Bumble members and fans are welcome whether they are seeking a mate, business connections, or just to make friends. The Hive is located in Soho at 158 Mercer Street and open Thursday – Friday 8am-2pm and 4pm-10pm, Saturdays from 10am-2pm and 4pm-10pm, and Sunday from 10am-8pm.

Founder Whitney Wolfe began Bumble in December, 2014 after an ah-ha moment. She realized that other dating apps neglected the female demographic. They relied on a matching system where users reviewed profiles, selected members of interest, and connected dating matches. This approach resulted in many women being subjected to pickup tactics by male users that were sleazy and disrespectful. Wolfe notes that Bumble remedies this problem by offering a process where women must make the first move. As a result, Bumble has earned its reputation as the feminist dating app, and women are signing up by the millions.

Whitney Wolfe was born in Salt Lake City to a Jewish father and Catholic mother who provided an upbringing that influenced her to understand and respect diversity. At age 11, she moved with her parents to Paris where she had the opportunity to experience a different culture. Wolfe credits her experience of diverse cultures, traditions, and philosophies with helping her shape a company that serves people of all backgrounds to learn more: https://www.crunchbase.com/person/whitney-wolfe click here.

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