If you were surprised to read that Whitney Wolfe Herd, the 31-year-old founder of the dating app Bumble, was named as the world’s youngest female self-made billionaire on Forbes Billionaires List 2021, then I would guess that you’re over 50. The rest of us have been making Wolfe Herd richer with every swipe.
I have been using dating apps on and off for the past five years — as long as I’ve been single. A decade ago, online dating meant clunky websites and naff usernames. But since Tinder launched in 2012, app dating has become so much the norm that I know more friends whose relationships started there than who met in real life. I was maid of honour at my best friend’s Tinder wedding