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Behaviour like this on Bumble leads to users being banned. ‘We count anything that offends a user as abusive and we strongly encourage women to report it straight to us.‘The men who use Bumble appreciate a confident woman, a woman who has a voice,’ she continues.
‘A lot of men suffer from insecurity and fear rejection, too.
‘It’s not biological imperative that says men have to ask us out, it’s social conditioning.
And we can change it.’Whitney herself has never used Bumble as a punter.
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.
The app – which now boasts 12.5 million users (one million of those, and rapidly rising, in the UK) – is the brainchild of Whitney Wolfe, a 27-year-old entrepreneur.
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.
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Remove that rejection and replace it with flattery – a woman has messaged them – and it leads, generally, to better behaviour.’What if, I venture, by doing all the running, women are emasculating men, robbing them of their innate hunter-gatherer nature?
‘I can guarantee that back in the day, if a woman was left alone and she needed to eat, she would have to hunt,’ says Whitney.