What happens when you take a dating app and mix it with working women? You not only accumulate #SquadGoals but also a chance to elevate your career. This app can build your professional network, but nobody is talking about it.
How Can This Dating App Build Your Professional Network?
Bumble, released in late 2014, challenged the infamous dating app Tinder used more or less for random hookups using its location-based services. The app puts the control of women where they are the only party that can reach out first to their match. But in Spring 2016, Bumble took it one step further with a best friend matching feature known as Bumble BFF.
On Bumble BFF, you enter a pool of women who are also looking for new friends. The process remains the same where you can scroll through a photo gallery, read their autobiographies, and view their occupation to then ultimate choose to swipe left (pass) or right (try for a match). You could potentially find somebody who works your dream job or at your dream company.
The art of catfighting is unlikely to exist amongst this app as it connects to your personal Facebook account and goes one step further to verify users by requiring them to take a selfie that matches their displayed pictures. However, one should always exercise caution when meeting a match for the first time by choosing a public place and letting friends or family know of your whereabouts.
Be mindful that Bumble BFF is not marketed or used as a means of networking. If you engage in the app with those expectations, you will most likely not succeed in your conquest as you will become a foreigner in one’s culture. You should only be seeking out friendships, but that does not mean you can’t take a look at a user’s professional career before swiping left or right.
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