” I respond at in the video with: “They do have to compete with Tinder. And you have the option of saying yes I want to meet that person, and that other person says yes I want to meet you, then now you’ve just made a friend in your gaming space?
I make no reservations when I say that our primary competitor in the space is not other games, it’s Tinder. Pokemon GO installs exceeded the number of Android Tinder installs in just five days.
But in 2014, when Wolfe's romantic relationship with one of Tinder's other co-founders, Justin Mateen, ended, Mateen sent Wolfe a series of abusive messages, among them calling her a "whore".
"Up until now every mainstream social platform has been helmed by men so the product hasn't been thought [in terms] of how it benefits women," Wolfe told Fairfax Media by phone from the US. Wolfe, 27, was one of the co-founders of Tinder, which has become one of the world's most successful dating apps, and also one of the most maligned.
While Wolfe is prohibited legally from discussing the matter, the experience led her to create Bumble, what she terms the "first female-first platform in a mainstream capacity".
Since then, other "women first" apps have surfaced, including ride-sharing service Shebah, the women-only alternative to Uber. "We don't only have a voice but we have incredible impact to drive growth and the next phase of social media," she said.
Even though technology has penetrated into the dating space, this doesn’t mean physical meet-ups have lost value.
There are numerous couples out there who’ve met and established life-long relationships without necessary opting for the modern techniques of finding love online.