Bumble Creates 1m Conversations


Female-focused Tinder competitor Bumble has created over 1m conversations since it launched at the end of last year.

The app launched in December 2014, and in the first month after release notched up 100,000 downloads.

This is according to founder and CEO Whitney Wolfe, who created the app with backing from the founder of Badoo after leaving Tinder following a well-publicised sexual harassment case.

Bumble lets singles browse through matches, and if they mutually connect, the woman has 24 hours to begin the conversation.

Wolfe also said 60% of matches result in a conversation, and over 60 couples have got in touch to say their matches became relationships.

The company also said they saw a huge spike in May – the company’s MAUs growing by 65% during the month.

Bumble also said its user base has a male to female split of 55/45.

Last month, founder and CEO Whitney Wolfe spoke to the Telegraph about the male-dominated online dating space, and what Bumble hopes to bring to the table.

Simon Edmunds

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