• Jessica

bumble bizz - turning dating into networking?

I was scrolling through my e-mails and saw the headline "Bumble Bizz". I initially just left it and kept scrolling. I'm not a huge fan of these dating apps, and meeting people online because it is taking away from us socializing ourselves. People rely on an app to bring them love or meaningless hookups. I may be old fashioned when it comes to this department but isn't it better to meet someone face to face and get the initial spark or connection?

NOW,Bumble has created an extension to be a professional platform. My first thoughtis how serious can anyone on this network be?Who will take you serious through an app known for dating and hook-ups? As an employer, I don't think I would pursue a candidate I met through an extension of a dating app.

My next question, why Bumble? Why an app? We have Linkedin, Indeed, and other platforms designated specifically to showcase your resume and connect with employers and jobs. I would like to see HOWBumble plans on competingand stepping into this new market. What makes the use of Bumble Bizz so different? Why should it be used over other networking sites? It isn't associated with professionalism, so how is that image going to change?

I was reading this article by Fortune on the launch of Bumble Bizz. The company apparently wants to "empower women to have the confidence to make the first move in a professional environment". I am all for empowering woman because yes, this is our time to keep moving forward,proving our successes, and proving our hardworking capabilities. However, I'm not sure I like the idea of a conjoined app for dating and networking. I'm not sure I see a way to progress with your connections and stay up to date like you can on LinkedIn.

I would love to hear thoughts on this one, so comment away and let me know what you're thinking.

Until Next Time,

Your Sunflower

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