Dr. Jess Carbino is Bumble's Sociologist and an online dating and relationship expert. She previously served as Tinder's Sociologist. She has been called by The NY Post "the Dr. Ruth of the swipe right generation" and by the Host of This American Life "the Nate Silver of online dating."
Dr. Jess, as she is fondly referred to, received her PhD in sociology from UCLA and when it comes to what people want from online connections, she really knows her stuff. She regularly analyzes user data to align social needs with product and user experience. She has conducted hundreds of focus groups and analyzed hundreds of thousands of profiles.
Dr. Jess was recently named one of the 100 Most Creative People by Fast Company magazine. Her work has been featured in major news outlets including The New York Times, Time Magazine, Marie Claire, Cosmo, Men’s Health, New York Magazine and The Colbert Report. She has appeared on many TV programs including Good Morning America, Nightline, 20/20, The Doctors, CNN and Huffington Post. Dr. Jess also regularly speaks at conferences and events, most recently at the Oxford Union.
Her doctoral research has broadly focused on sex, dating and relationships. Dr. Jess' dissertation, “Dating in the 21st Century” used data from several online dating sites to answer the age-old question: “what do men and women want?”
She is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and attended Emory University, where she graduated with High Honors in just three years. Following Emory, Jess worked on Capitol Hill.
The Nate Silver of online dating. Jane Marie
Host of This American Life