Whitney Wolfe is the co-founder of Bumble which is ranked fourth among dating app. She was born in Salt Lake City, Utah and after high school, she joined the Southern Methodist University and majored in International Studies. At the age of 19, she started her own first business this was after the BP oil spill, it began with her making bamboo tote bags for victims of the spill. And with the help of Aufdenkamp, the launched a non-profit organization her bags received attention when Nicole Richie and Rachel Zoe were spotted carrying them.

After the Help, Us Project succeeded she felt she could do more and that’s when she traveled to Southeast Asia and aided in a few orphanages. At 22, Whitney Wolfe joined Hatch Labs and was involved in a startup company called Cardify that was led by Sean Red while in Hatch Lab. When the project was abandoned, Whitney Wolfe teamed up with Sean and started Tinder a dating app. She managed to make Tinder a sensation that it is and in 2014 she left the company. Whitney Wolfe was no quitter, and she made a comeback after receiving a call from the founder of Badoo a dating-focused social network, Andre Andreev. The two came up with a great idea and created Bumble which gave women more control than traditional apps did. Her estimated wealth is $ 250 Million, and she is indeed riding high at such a young age.

Dating sites are losing popularity and dating ups taking over. The apps are faster and more efficient, they show the mutual friends, they allow easy vetting as this app allows display of your kind of music and also allow enough picture upload. Apps allow only messages from people you like not just anybody, the profiles are less it allows summary and facts only, the apps are ideal for busy people, and they are more of a niche than sites. If you are introvert the apps are great for you, and if you work from your home, you not left out in the world out there, and they allow you to know who is nearby.

Online dating has tripled from 10% in 2013 to 27% currently. The uses range from age 55 to 64 years, and the number has gone up. Currently, 12% of 55 to 64-olds report using more mobile app versus 6% use in 2013. The younger generation between age-18-24 years are using mobile dating apps, and the percentage is 22% currently a rise from 5% 2013.

See: http://www.racked.com/2015/3/24/8266243/whitney-wolfe-tinder-bumble