The internet can be a very nasty place. As a matter of fact, it can be even nastier than the outside world. Whitney Wolfe has seen the nastiness for herself. She has seen a lot of negativity online. A lot of them have turned up on social media sites. There has been instances of hostility online that Whitney herself has seen. Therefore, she has looked into ways that she can bring forth a nice place on the internet. Therefore, people can have a safe place to interact because they don’t have to worry about any online attacks from other users.
One thing that Whitney Wolfe has seen is a lot of angry and bitter men pushing their narrative. They also have other forms of content that are quite offensive. A lot of this has unexpectedly come with something that was meant to be a solution to an ongoing issue. Whitney Wolfe remembers a time before online dating. In many cases, people were limited to who they knew and who their friends knew. However, while online dating has opened people up to different types of people and experiences, it has also opened them up to the negative sides of online dating.
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Fortunately, Whitney Wolfe has a plan in place to make the internet world safer for people. As a matter of fact, this was her original plan before she was talked into opening up Bumble. She wanted to bring forth a social network for women to meet with one another and lift one another up so that they will be able to continue to function in this often harsh world. Fortunately, Whitney Wolfe was able to bring this dream to reality in the form of Bumble BFF, a platform that people can use to interact with one another and even meet each other somewhere. Billion-Dollar Bumble: How Whitney Wolfe Herd Built America’s Fastest-Growing Dating App