"So I have the control of connecting with that person on my time with what I want to say."So if the swiping process of Bumble feels a lot like the dating app Tinder, that's no coincidence.Whitney Wolfe helped to grow Tinder, but she left the company and later sued it for sexual harassment."She left Tinder and not on great terms and eventually she just decided to create her own mobile app and I think it's terrific that she's empowering women everywhere," mobile dating expert Julie Spira said.Spira has written about cyber dating for years she now coaches mobile daters.
It's called Bumble, and much like Tinder, it uses Facebook profiles to create an account and allows the user to swipe right for someone they like and swipe left to dismiss someone.
If both parties swipe right, it creates a connection. If a woman and man both like each other's profiles, only the woman is allowed to initiate the conversation. "I like that I have control of who I write," Elana Feldman of Los Alamitos said.
"I have to say the men are like 10 times more attractive on Bumble."Think of Bumble as the Sadie Hawkins dance of mobile dating."I like the control because there are so many creeps out there and I don't always like the messages that I receive," Feldman said.
This father and son duo are distraught: the pet turtle is missing. Memories of his mum surface as she and the turtle marked a tumultuous part of his childhood.
She had left the family in search of a better future, abandoning and resenting her husband for not being ambitious.
In her absence, his father tried his best to stand up for his son, giving him room to grow and to live up to his potential.
These repressed memories resurface as they hunt for the missing turtle. The unspoken, and unsaid was heavy — the one person they truly missed was his mum.
That was a weight that couldn’t be lifted, until it started coming out in the clear. She left because she didn’t see a future with them.
After this incident, the father and son duo now have a semblance of a future, together.
Watch ‘A Memory’ (龜) by Ren Xia (Hong Kong) on Viddsee: ‘A Memory’ won the First Class Award in the Feature Film Category Of The Outside Mainland China Division at the 9th Tech-ex Cup International University Student Video Contest, Shenyang, China, 2014.
It also won the Best Screenwriter and Best Director awards.