“VIBee was really created as the first step to rewarding these users.” Wolfe, 26, was a co-founder of Tinder who was ousted from the company in 2014. Earlier this year, Wolfe told TIME she hopes forcing women to make the first move would change the landscape of online dating.
“Their pre-vetting is based on what you do outside the app and where you went to school, our pre-vetting is about how you behave in the app,” Wolfe explains.
“If you didn’t graduate from Harvard you can still earn your way in.” Wolfe says that Bumble isn’t about browsing, but making connections.
Wolfe says the app has between 800,000 and a million users, with a roughly equal gender ratio that’s skewed slightly female.
The company hopes VIBee will help further fuel its growth.
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Bumble is similar to Tinder but puts women in control.This is important to keep in mind when online dating and can give you the first clue as to why she’s not responding.It’s frustrating, for sure, but if it makes you feel any better, the majority of messages I initiate are met with radio silence as well. Online dating is extremely popular – there are likely thousands of potential mates online in your area looking for love…That’s just kind of an unwritten rule about online dating – no response means not interested. If it offends you that someone won’t take the time to reply to your message, remember that women often receive numerous messages every day, and frankly, responding to each one — even to say “Thanks, but I’m not interested” — would be incredibly time consuming.Moreover, even if she does, her response is often met with angry and insulting retorts, questions demanding why she’s uninterested, or pleas to just give the guy a chance.Users with VIBee status will be able to search only for other VIBee-status users.