Bumble is a well-known female dating application that plans to open a physical set-up in New York city. As of April 2016, Bumble was ranked as the fourth most popular application for dating purposes based on the monthly users. The female dating application plans to name the allocated space Hive which will be Bumble’s first step to formalize the dating community.
Bumble’s Plans to Open Physical Location
A majority of the dating applications are considered to be a taboo,however, the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Bumble, Whitney Wolfe, refutes the idea. Bumble plans to open the physical location in order to retain users and help them with their social as well as professional networking. The Hive is set to be open up as an avenue for couples to link up or friends to just pop in. The Hive will also have a series of events that will mainly focus on female entrepreneurship and relationships. The events will be led by Whitney Wolfe and a panel consisting of the Skimm founders, Forbes who will host a Mingle & Mentor session and Drybar who will host style sessions.
The Hive will have a bar and coffee section. Also, Bumble will sell its merchandise and the proceeds will go towards charity. According to Whitney Wolfe, she plans to keep the Hive operational for a month but is open to potentially extend or expand into other cities. The Hive will be located at 158 Mercer Street in Soho. On Thursdays and Fridays, the space will be open between 8am-2pm then from 4pm to 10pm. On Saturday the Hive will be operational from 10am-2pm and 4pm-10pm. On the other hand, on Sunday it will be open throughout from 10am-8pm.
About Whitney Wolfe
Whitney Wolfe holds a major in International Studies from Southern Methodist University. After graduating, she worked in various orphanages in South East Asia. Afterwards, she got a job position at Hatch Labs.
In 2014, Whitney Wolfe was among the 30 Most Important Women listed in the Under 30s Tech category by Business Insider. In 2016, she was listed as one of Women in Tech by Elle. Also in 2017, she was named under Forbes 30 Under 30.
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