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Former Tinder Exec Sues for Sexual Harassment, Leaks Disturbing Texts

Ms. Wolfe. (Photo via Twitter)

It’s another banner day for the tech industry vis-a-vis gender relations.

Tinder’s former VP of marketing, Whitney Wolfe, is suing the startup after having been subjected to fratty behavior (that’s putting it mildly) during her time with the dating app. She filed a lawsuit yesterday with Los Angeles Superior Court alleging sexual harassment and discrimination.

Ms. Wolfe claims she was a cofounder of the app, but was stripped of the title because the company’s chief marketing officer, Justin Mateen, told her that having a “24-year-old girl” as a cofounder made the company “seem like a joke,”¬†USA Today reports. Read More

tinder? but i just met her

Tinder Cofounder Swears App ‘Was Never Meant to be Used for Hooking Up’

Mr. Mateen (r) with Lauren Conrad ex, Jason Wahler, clearly networking. (Photo: Getty)

Tinder is an app that invites you to approve or reject someone of your sexual orientation based on a photo or three. If they’ve approved you, too, you’re invited to have a conversation, which may result in drinks or even coitus.

But its cofounder and CMO, Justin Mateen, swears in this Huffington Post interview, “It was never meant to be used for hooking up.”

In fact, the company recently did a poll and only “a tiny percentage” of users think that’s what Tinder is for.

Had the rest even heard of Tinder? Read More