Published On: Sun, Nov 22nd, 2015

Tinder CEO Sean Rad’s interview fiasco: Supermodels beg me for sex

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Tinder CEO and co-founder Sean Rad made headlines giving a just hours before the IPO, where he shared his views on dating and relationships, bragging that a “supermodel, someone really really famous” had been “begging” him for sex, but be had declined because he was looking for an “intellectual challenge“. Being such a big celebrity and all, it’s not surprising that you don’t have time to find out the meaning of certain vocabulary words.

“From the profile: “‘Apparently there’s a term for someone who gets turned on by intellectual stuff.

How super models want you: Don’t you just hate when supermodels hang all over you?

Which is to say that the sentence “His face creases the effort of trying to remember”.

But, Sean, you and I both know that when you spoke of me as “an individual”, you were talking about me personally.

As Google did at the time, Match Group made a new filing Wednesday night that addressed Rad’s interview.

“The article noted that ‘Analysts believe the [Tinder] app, which launched in 2012, has around 80 million users worldwide and records 1.8 billion “swipes” a day, ‘” the filing says”.

But what do Tinder’s users think of its parent company’s IPO?


Tinder is owned by Match Group, Inc.

Here’s the most entertaining Rad quotes from the interview. He told the Standard that this supermodel called him a prude for not giving up his body so readily. Rad claims he won’t go to bed with her because she isn’t smart enough. That’s definitely not me.

Rad had briefly been stripped of his job as CEO in 2014 after a sexual harassment case cost Tinder co-founder Justin Mateen his job.

Even so, they have signed up to the dating app, which allows people to scan for other users nearby, and decide whether they like the look of them based on their photographs. She specifically brings up when Uber executive Emil Michael said something previous year about Pando’s Sarah Lacy that was eerily similar to what Rad said about Sales.

Match group owns more than 45 dating site brands, including Match, OkCupid, Tinder, Meetic, Twoo, OurTime, BlackPeopleMeet and FriendScout24.

Here are a few other things about Sean Rad you never wanted to know but guess what, too bad: what age he lost his virginity (17), how many women he’s slept with (20) and how often he falls in love (every other week).

Regarding hook-up culture, Rad said, “feminism has led to it because now women are more independent and pursuing their desires”. On Wednesday, the company filed a note with the Securities and Exchange Commission saying “the article was not approved or condoned by” the company, and saying Rad “was not authorized to make statements on” Match’s behalf.

This article was first published at Observer Leader, by Rita Mcdonald


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