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Bumble-ing Idiots

Posted on AllSides May 25th, 2024
From The Right
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Bumble launched in 2014 as a “feminist dating app” that was “designed to challenge outdated heterosexual dating norms.” It distinguished itself on the market and (theoretically) empowered women by requiring them to send the first message, which supposedly helped prevent harassment, predatory messages, and unsolicited nude photos from men.

Ten years later, Bumble has rebranded. When asked by the company, nearly half of 6,138 female users aged 23–35 told Bumble that they prefer additional ways to start a conversation, so it introduced the “Opening Moves” feature, which allows women to pick prompts...

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