Tinder

  • Conan O’Brien Tries Out Tinder

    Conan O’Brien Tries Out Tinder

    For many of us in the tech world, the word “Tinder” has been a part of our vocabulary for years now. (And no, I don’t mean kindling for a fire.) Still, some folks are just now jumping on the bandwagon, not least of which is Mr. Conan O’Brien himself. Our beloved late-night host joined in the Tinder fun last night, and made quite a connection with a 74-year-old lady… Read More

  • Happn Is A Dating App Powered By Real Life Interactions

    Happn Is A Dating App Powered By Real Life Interactions

    It’s a sunny Wednesday afternoon, you’re sitting outside at a café in Paris. You see this beautiful person who is about to leave, and you get a warm fuzzy feeling. Unfortunately, you don’t have time to introduce yourself, they’re already gone. Until now, the only thing you could do was maybe post something in the missed connections section of Craigslist or the… Read More

  • Tinder’s Sean Rad To Join Us At Disrupt SF 2014

    Tinder’s Sean Rad To Join Us At Disrupt SF 2014

    Sean Rad, the co-inventor of the hottest dating game in the land, will be joining us onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2014 to chat about the success of Tinder and its plans for monetization. Tinder is also currently the subject of a lawsuit served by its former VP of Marketing Whitney Wolfe, which we have covered here. The app in its present iteration has been around since 2012, but… Read More

  • Burned

    Burned

    It’s hard to write a story without a protagonist, but here goes. In the past week, Tinder’s former VP of Marketing Whitney Wolfe filed a complaint with the California courts claiming that she was sexually harassed and discriminated against at work, stripped of her co-founder title, and pushed out of the company unfairly. The challenge in telling this story, as is very common… Read More

  • Tinder CEO’s Internal Memo Says Harassment Complaint Is Inaccurate

    Tinder CEO’s Internal Memo Says Harassment Complaint Is Inaccurate

    TechCrunch has obtained an internal memo sent from Tinder CEO Sean Rad to employees in the wake of a new lawsuit waged against the company. The lawsuit focuses on the relationship between Whitney Wolfe and Tinder co-founder Justin Mateen, accusing him and the company of sexual harassment and sexism. Former VP of Marketing Whitney Wolfe has alleged that Justin Mateen, her ex boyfriend… Read More

  • Matchmaking App Hinge Attracts $4.5M To Beat Tinder’s Endless Swiping

    Matchmaking App Hinge Attracts $4.5M To Beat Tinder’s Endless Swiping

    Why would prestigious VCs Founders Fund and Lowercase Capital invest $4.5 million in what looks like a Tinder clone? Because Hinge is building a romance graph of what structured data clues suggest two people will want to date. While Hinge’s app might not be as carefree as swiping through Tinder’s seemingly endless queue of mates, it delivers a daily set of tailored matches based… Read More

  • Tinder Suspends Co-Founder In Wake Of Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

    Tinder Suspends Co-Founder In Wake Of Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

    Tinder co-founder and CMO Justin Mateen has been suspended by the company, after it was sued for sexual harassment and sexual discrimination by former VP of marketing Whitney Wolfe. The lawsuit makes a litany of claims against Mateen, including subjecting her to numerous “sexist, racist, and otherwise inappropriate comments, emails, and text messages.” Read More

  • A Brief History Of Tinder

    A Brief History Of Tinder

    This week, Tinder yet again took online dating to a new level. After gamifying the experience of flirting in a bar, and putting it in your pocket, the app has now turned into a pseudo-social network that lets you send photos to all your matches as a single blast, upping the chances for a connection. But as we look forward, it’s worth taking a look at the history of this breakaway success. Read More

  • Tinder Just Replaced The Pick-Up Line With Selfies

    Tinder Just Replaced The Pick-Up Line With Selfies

    “So hey, do you live around here?” could be replaced by silly selfies if Tinder’s new Moments feature takes off. The swiping part of Tinder was always fun, akin to spotting potential lovers across the bar. The problem was ending up with a bunch of matches on Tinder or someone making “come hither” eyes at you in real life, but having nothing to say to break the… Read More

  • Meet One Of The Tech Dudes Who Dated Those Women Flown In From NYC To Meet Tech Dudes

    Meet One Of The Tech Dudes Who Dated Those Women Flown In From NYC To Meet Tech Dudes

    The very idea of it was appalling to many – an online dating site, the Dating Ring, was shipping women from New York City to date San Francisco tech dudes. Greg Benson was one of those tech dudes. And he says, after meeting the women who came all that way, he wasn’t that interested. As a strapping 6’4″, the 34 year old Bay Area based app developer who actually wants… Read More