The American dating app Bumble, on which women take the first step, goes public in New York.

The company has filed an application with stock exchange regulator Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Sources had already reported last month that Bumble had plans to jump into the stock market.

The dating app, which is also used in the Netherlands, says in that application that it wants to raise 100 million dollars (almost 83 million euros) with the stock sale, although that amount is likely to change.

Bumble's valuation, which is owned by investor Blackstone, should be between $ 6 and $ 8 billion.

The IPO is reportedly due in February, sometime around Valentine's Day.

The company has engaged investment banks such as Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley to accompany the move to Wall Street.

The stock exchange symbol for Bumble at the Nasdaq technology exchange becomes 'BMBL'.

The app was started in 2014 by Whitney Wolfe Herd, a co-founder of dating app Tinder.

She is still the top woman of Bumble.

According to the app, there were 42 million monthly active users in the third quarter of last year.