New online dating apps allow singles to take back control of their dating lives as they bring the possibilities of connecting with another person.
Although still very much in its early beginnings, dating apps are set to change the way singles connect. In fact an estimated 15% of all US adults have tried online dating apps, with numbers only increasing.
With all the benefits dating apps provide interested singles, one particular drawback has persisted across all platforms, dealing with online misogyny and harassment. While dating apps can help you connect with a person you would otherwise might have never encountered and spark a relationship with, they also connect you with quite a few people you would be happy to never encountered.
Online harassment and vulgar one-liners have plagued online dating as each platform has its own set of horror stories of explicit messages and requests from complete strangers.
One dating app has set out to change the online dating landscape. Bumble, created by Whitney Wolfe, goes the way of a Sadie Hawkins Dance and gives complete control to the women who use it. No longer are barrages of creepy messages from strange men a normal occurrence as every conversation and connection must be initiated by the single women using the app.
From Tinder and on to Better Things
Whitney Wolfe created Bumble with the purpose of changing the way women feel about online dating by creating a safer and more appealing environment to connect with other singles. The experience she gained while working at Tinder only has lead her and her team to improve upon dating apps as a whole.