"For me, all the dating apps are so flawed that I feel like I need to try my luck on all of them for the greatest chance of luck," an active user of both Tinder and Bumble told me.
This isn't the first time we've seen an upstart turn down a big acquisition offer from a giant.
"As a company, they do a lot to lean into the feminist narrative," Weingartner said.
"It's more than people who are just looking for sex.
says that the existing pool of users consists of “CEOs, super models, and other hyper-attractive/upwardly affluent types,” which sounds like a miserable, artificial hellscape if you ask me. Something tells me absolutely of these people are among the million-plus users paying Tinder to improve their odds of a match, companionship, and reprieve from life’s emptiness.
(Just kidding: dating apps are probably just fine for finding lasting relationships.) Either way, sorry regular humans... Invitees are allowed to “nominate” another person to join the Tinder Select ranks (yes, that’s really what the process is called), but that nominee can’t extend the same courtesy to anyone else — it’s just one hop.
The rumor mill looked to who the offer came from: Match Group, which also own dozens of dating apps including Match.com, OKCupid, and Tinder. Tinder is one of the reasons why Whitney Wolfe created Bumble.
But Bumble does rank the highest in a different category.
The app has had the fastest growing daily active user base worldwide over the last year, according to Apptopia.
They do a nice job of weeding out anything weird." Perhaps one day Wolfe will sell Bumble to a different parent company, or she will take it public.
For now, the 0 million price tag is something Wolfe isn't accepting.