Whitney Wolfe, the CEO and founder of Bumble, recently got married to Michael Herd, an oil heir from Texas, at the Villa Tre Ville in Positano in Italy.
Wolfe founded Bumble, a dating app that only allows women to begin conversations with men they are interested in to protect them from harassment online, and it was only fitting for the 28-year-old who has helped so many people find their life partners to have a romantic wedding of her own.
The philosophy of having only women approach the other person in a conversation was fantastic idea that got viral really fast. Being one of the biggest entrepreneurs in the dating applications business, Whitney Wolfe is regarded as the founder of one of the most popular dating apps ever created.
Because it is the girl who contacts the guy and not the contrary, Bumble is famous for not having the same problems with the other dating apps: Harassment. If you get a match with someone you liked, for example, the conversation must come from the lady.
Being the personality behind such a glamorous app, it was only fair that the wedding ceremony of Whitney Wolfe would be so memorable.
Wolfe and Herd tied the knot in a candle-lit villa on the idyllic Amalfi coast of Italy. Wolfe looked resplendent in the Oscar de la Renta gown she wore for the momentous occasion and later changed into a cream-colored slip dress for an evening reception at a venue surrounded by lemon trees. The couple selected a colossal wedding cake that comprised just a single tier and was decorated with fresh fruits on top to round off the celebrations.
Whitney Wolfe, an alumna of the Southern Methodist University, launched Bumble in 2014 with the aim of helping women take greater control of their dating lives. Bumble later expanded its services to include the ability not just to fix dates, but to find friends as well, by introducing its BFF feature. When selected, the user’s profile is no longer displayed on the dating side of the app so that she can focus on finding friends in new cities she plans to visit, for example.
In 2016, Bumble launched Bumble BIZZ, a career networking app to rival established giants such as LinkedIn. This helps women find jobs and projects as well, which completes Bumble’s vision of a futuristic platform that encourages positive connections in love, friendship, and business. The Austin-based company has helped revolutionize meaningful match-making by focusing on a “ladies first” approach.