Bumble works in a similar way to Tinder – prospective dates are offered based on location, users swipe right for yes, left for no thank you – but, crucially, women call the shots.
Men cannot initiate a conversation (even if their ‘yes’ swipe leads to a match), and the female party has 24 hours to start a chat before the match expires.
And we can change it.’Whitney herself has never used Bumble as a punter.
Along with several others, Whitney and Sean brainstormed ideas and, inspired in part by Sean’s own experiences of being too worried about rejection to approach groups of women in person, came up with the concept for Tinder.Whitney began dating Justin Mateen, one of the co-founders.The relationship ended after a year, Whitney has said, and she claims that Justin subsequently became verbally abusive, allegedly calling her a ‘slut’ and a ‘whore’.‘We have created something I would use.’ Alas, it is too late, as evidenced by the colossal, antique pear-shaped diamond on her ring finger. He is also the son of her former teacher Kelli Herd at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. I never knew she had a son and didn’t meet him until five years later,’ says Whitney. It’s kismet, or something.’ The couple are getting married this September in Positano, Italy.Whitney met her fiancé, 29-year-old Michael Herd, heir to a Texan oil company, through mutual friends when skiing in Aspen three years ago. Whitney (and her younger sister Danielle) grew up in a small town outside Salt Lake City, Utah, where her father Michael is a property developer and mother Kelly was a housewife.