Whitney Wolfe Herd is one of the movers and shakers of the dating app development industry. She has proven herself to be a trailblazer when it comes to dating apps, and women of the #me-too movement are looking at the empowerment factor that Whitney Wolfe Herd has.
She has launched Bumble, a dating app, as a feminist app because women make the first move. She is proving herself to be a powerful business woman as well, and in the midst of all of this she finds herself the target of a lawsuit.
Whitney Wolfe appears to be handling this with finesse because she knows exactly what she is capable of and she is not threatened by what she calls bullies of the dating app development industry.
The Match Group is the parent company for Tinder, and this is where the lawsuit has come from. There have been statements that Whitney Wolfe has structured her dating app to mimic the structure that is what made Tinder successful. There are similarities, but the fact that Whitney Wolfe Herd has gone forth with what she calls a feminist dating app is where the comparison ends. She has already proven herself to be someone that is serious about putting women on the front line.
Herd knows exactly what she needs to do in order to give women their proper place when it comes to the app development world. This has allowed her to give the app a lot more structure as it becomes more than just another dating app. She wants women to have the chance to network and build friendships as well. All of these are things that supersede anything that may look like what Tinder is doing right now.
Most people that are looking at app development would agree that this is a man’s world. It is dominated primarily by older men, and Whitney Wolfe Herd is a young female under the age of 30. She believes that this plays a big part in the bullying that she has acquired through this recent lawsuit.
Whitney Wolfe Herd is also someone that can relate to the #me-too movement because she has been sexually harassed as well when she was part of Tinder. She is one of the co-founders of this dating app, and her move to her own company is a large part of the reason that this lawsuit is in existence.