That’s the promise from Bumble, an 8-month-old app that’s adding a new algorithm to grade users on metrics like engagement and, well, whether they’re demanding to see you naked.To earn a “VIBee” badge on Bumble, male and female users alike must establish a track record of having real conversations with other users, says Whitney Wolfe, Bumble’s founder and CEO.“I personally can tell you that all my girlfriends — and many women I’ve spoken to — have this fear of being perceived as desperate or forward when they want to approach a man,” Wolfe said.
Likewise, the women-first messaging rule seeks to address a backward social convention that Wolfe believes has only gotten worse with the advent of online dating and texting.
Without the initial contact, how could he know you might be interested in him?
Why do I believe a woman can and should send the first email while still allowing a man to be the man and pursue her?
Here are seven facts that support why women should ditch the passive behavior online. The men I coach and speak with are burnt out from online dating.
They do not want a long process and they get disillusioned with the time it takes to get a response from a woman.