Whitney Wolfe is known for her contributions towards the creation of the dating app, Tinder, but she also created a similar dating app called Bumble. These two companies are now at war, due to what Tinder calls a clear breech of trade mark. Tinder opened up litigation against Bumble for reasons they describe as ‘misuse of trade secrets.’Bumble responded with a public letter, acknowledging the claims from Tinder. Bumble declared themselves un-phased by Tinder’s attack and stated that Tinder will never own them, despite attempts to purchase then destroy Bumble.
Bumble later counter-sued, claiming that Tinder was attempting to trick Bumble into revealing confidential information by offering to purchase the company.Bumble is also claiming that the original lawsuit filed by Tinder is nothing more than an attempt to discourage other potential buyers. Tinder is trying to make sure no one can purchase Bumble except them, according to Bumble. Whitney Wolfe originally left Tinder because of sexual harassment among management. The problems between Whitney Wolfe and Tinder date back way before the initial lawsuit was filed by Tinder. Whitney Wolfe was married to Michael Herd near the end of 2017. The two have been romantically involved since 2013.
They were introduced to each other by a mutual friend during a vacation in Aspen. Wolfe described their first data as a teaching session. Herd was vacationing at a ski resort, but didn’t know how to ski, which Wolfe fond extremely odd. Herd asked Wolfe to teach him to ski, and the two instantly hit it off.The entire amateur act from Herd ended up being a ruse. Upon latching up their straps and heading down the mountain, Wolfe was shown exactly how good of a skier Herd was when he passed her down the slope going backwards.Herd and Wolfe officially began dating on the following Valentine’s Day. They were married in Italy two years later.