Whitney Wolfe, founder of the popular dating app Bumble, first met Michael Herd on a snowy winter’s day in Aspen, Colorado. Christmas was just around the corner and both families were vacationing at a popular ski resort. The two were introduced by a mutual friend and unsurprisingly it was Wolfe who took the lead in their courtship. However, little did she know this holiday romance would lead to her walking down the aisle just four years later.
In her elegant lace Oscar de la Renta gown and surrounded by family and friends the two were married at Villa Tre Ville on the Amalfi Coast in early September. Surprisingly, the event had very minimal social media coverage leaving a lot of the intimate details unknown to the outside world. What is known publicly is that Whitney Wolfe has no plans of slowing down the pace with Bumble in spite of her new relationship status.
Bumble started out as simple swipe style dating app but has grown to be much more than that. Bumble BFF launched in 2016 as a way for young people to find new friends in their area. The latest feature to launch just this year is Bumble Bizz, which marries the idea of Linkedin with the features of a dating style app. Users upload a digital resume, portfolio examples, and a summary of skills to their profiles so they can find others to network with or mentors in their fields.
The idea came to Wolfe when she realized the air of intimidating formality that comes with traditional networking sites like Linkedin. Bizz aims to create a more casual environment. Like the rest of the app, women make the first move when reaching out to their new prospects. Wolfe has stuck to this format because she believes it is important to “empower women to have the confidence to make the first move within a professional environment.” The app will become available with its official launch on October 18th. To know more about us: http://time.com/3851583/bumble-whitney-wolfe/ click here.
Of course, the ambitious Wolfe did take some time off before diving back into work with a lengthy honeymoon with her new husband traveling across Europe. Finally, the woman who has made a career out of matchmaking has had her fairytale wedding.