Sean Rad, the 29-year-old co-founder and chief executive officer of Tinder (CEO), claims he’s a ‘romantic’.
In a revealing interview with Charlotte Edwardes, the entrepreneur says he has slept with 20 women, despite having a supermodel ‘begging’ him for sex.
In fact, he says the last woman he shared a bedroom with was his mother on a recent holiday to Rome.
Rad was speaking to the Evening Standard ahead of Tinder’s parent company, The Match Group, floating on the stock market for more than $3 billion.
His admission is surprising because US companies must go through a ‘quiet period’ ahead of an initial public offering.
But even more surprising than the timing are his candid comments about dating.
Speaking about the supermodel who allegedly begged him for sex, Los Angeles-based Rad said: ‘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.’
A THIRD OF PEOPLE ON TINDER ARE MARRIED, REVEALS STUDY
a third of people on Tinder, the dating app, are already married.
And – somewhat surprisingly – women are the worst offenders.
According to a study by GlobalWebIndex, more than four in ten people who use the dating app are already in a relationship.
One in ten are going out with another person, whilst three in ten are supposedly so committed that they have stood up in front of their friends and taken vows.
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.
There is also a bizarre moment of confusion during the interview.
‘Apparently there’s a term for someone who gets turned on by intellectual stuff. You know, just talking. What’s the word?,’ he says. ‘I want to say ‘sodomy’?’
The word he was looking for was ‘sapiosexual’.
Despite claims that he is traditional romantic, Rad admits he’s ‘addicted’ to Tinder and falls in love with a different ‘every other week’.
He was previously briefly removed as chief executive following a sexual harassment lawsuit by a former employee.
But Rad appears to want to paint a different picture of his attitude towards women.
He’s been in four relationships and ‘loved them all’, according to the in-depth Evening Standard interview.
He also reveals that he lost his virginity at 17 and dismisses claims that Twitter is an app designed to promote adultery.
A recent study found a third of people on Tinder, the dating app, are already married.
But Rad says Tinder is more than a hook-up app. ‘We’ve solved the biggest problem in humanity: that you’re put on this planet to meet people.’
Source: – DailyMail