The dating app has shut down its offices around the world this week “as a way to thank our team for their hard work and resilience,” it said.
Its staff of 700 worldwide have been granted the week of June 21 off, according to a company spokesperson, who responded to a request for comment from Asia Despatch Business on Tuesday.
“In the US especially, where vacation days are notoriously scarce, it feels like a big deal,” wrote Clare O’Connor.
Bumble, a dating platform where women make the first move, is known for its progressive values.
Bumble’s shutdown comes as more companies look for ways to let their workers unwind.
“I think the reality of the weight of the pandemic really took its toll,” Teuila Hanson, the company’s chief people officer, told Asia Despatch Business this spring. “What we think is most valuable right now is time for all of us to collectively walk away.”