Tinder CEO Minces His Words & Talks About His Tinder Addiction

Tinder CEO Minces His Words & Talks About His Tinder Addiction

Tinder’s CEO and co-founder Sean Rad has discussed his love life, admitted to a Tinder addiction and muddled his words during an interview with London’s Evening Standard.

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Rad admits he’s “addicted” to Tinder platform and “every other week I fall in love with a new girl” — but right now the 29 year-old is single. “I’m focused. It’s such a critical time for the company so unfortunately I don’t have a lot of time for any of that.”

After taking the stage at the Web Summit conference in Dublin, Rad is back to defend his app against (accurate?) accusations that people are only using Tinder to find casual bonking partners. During the interview he said Tinder doesn’t encourage adultery (“only 0.4 per cent of our users are married”), that it isn’t causing the spread of sexual transmitted itchy bits (“there’s no data to support this”) and causing the proliferation of dick pics (“I do not condone penis pictures — that is just NOT who I am”).

Rad was also rad-iculously excited that his audience at the Web Summit was bigger than Instagram’s audience. “It was like a concert,” he says. “Tech, I guess, is more important than it was. It’s like the new rock.”

During the Evening Standard interview Rad brags that a very famous supermodel once begged him for sex, but he was like no, and she called him a prude. “She’s one of the most beautiful women I’ve ever seen but it doesn’t mean that I want to rip her clothes off and have sex with her. Attraction is nuanced. I’ve been attracted to women who are …”

“… well, who my friends might think are ugly. I don’t care if someone is a model. Really. It sounds clichéd and almost totally unbelievable for a guy to say this, but it’s true. I need an intellectual challenge.”

He continues: “Apparently there’s a term for someone who gets turned on by intellectual stuff. You know, just talking. What’s the word?” His face creases the effort of trying to remember. “I want to say ‘sodomy’?”

Opps, Rad actually meant to say “sapeosexual” which means to be attracted the wisdom, the brain of the opposite sex.

As reported in B&T, Tinder has recently updated the platform to include details about workplace and education information, as well as a new algorithm to more accurately match you with your life partner. 

To read the whole interview in its glory, click here.