Internet dating blacklist
Evaluating behavior on the app is aimed at furthering that goal.
“We want to reward those users who have been good members of the community,” she says.
The makers of the popular dating app Bumble say they have found a way to identify jerks—and keep them away from you.
Bumble is similar to Tinder but puts women in control.
The app doesn’t allow men to initiate conversations, cutting down on unwelcome advances.
Female users must start conversations with a match before he can reply.
The algorithm looks out for users who swipe right on everyone to cast a wide net, and for users who never swipe right at all.
The company hopes VIBee will help further fuel its growth.
Users with VIBee status will be able to search only for other VIBee-status users.
“We were able to look into user activity and see who was consistently responding to messages, people who have never been reported for inappropriate behavior, people who made sure their profiles were a fun reflection of themselves, etc,” says Sarah Mick, who is Head of Product and Design at Bumble with fellow Tinder veteran Chris Gulczynski.
“Their pre-vetting is based on what you do outside the app and where you went to school, our pre-vetting is about how you behave in the app,” Wolfe explains.
“If you didn’t graduate from Harvard you can still earn your way in.” Wolfe says that Bumble isn’t about browsing, but making connections.