Dating App Bumble has a short term physical location in New York.
The space, called the Hive, will be open for a month. Depending on a variety of factors that time may expand, and they may look to try other locations. The Hive is beautifully stylized with a bee-hive motif.
Founder and CEO, Whitney Wolfe, wants the Hive to be the location for a series of events. Some focused on relationships, and some on female entrepreneurship. She herself will be hosting a panel with the founders of Skimm.
The Hive is also a space for dates, fans of Bumble, and a place for anyone to hang out.
Whitney Wolfe has stated that her plans are beyond dating. She wants to extend Bumble further into the social network sphere. This has led to the launch of Bumble BFF.
Bumble users had been requesting a way to use the App after they were already in a relationship. Bumble BFF is the answer to this request. It is a selectable option in the App which gives people the ability to find other people who are looking for BFFs.
Whitney Wolfe grew up in a rural area in Utah. It wasn’t until her parents brought her to Paris that she first got a glimpse of the wider world. It was short-lived though, and she soon moved back to Salt Lake City. This instilled a sense of wanderlust in her, and after high-school she traveled the world. Her time in the world led to her first dream of a clothing and jewelry business.
Unfortunately this dream never came to fruition. Instead she joined Hatch Labs to work on projects, one of those being Tinder. When she broke up with co-founder Justin Mateen her time with Tinder ended. But her passion for this sort of project did not end. Soon she was in talks with Andrey Andreev, CEO of Badoo, one of the largest social platform’s in the world.
With the help of Andreev, Whitney Wolfe developed and launched Bumble, and has once again reached massive success.
Find more about Whitney Wolfe: http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2015/08/bumble-app-whitney-wolfe