Sean Rad, the 29-year-old co-founder and CEO of Tinder, wants me to believe he’s a “romantic”, who is “ready to settle down” and have “lots of children”.
In fact, the last woman he shared a bedroom with was his mother, Fariba, when he took her to Rome recently — although he nearly fled after seeing all her make-up in the bathroom (“I have OCD”) and only changed his mind because “I felt bad.
I haven’t seen her in so long and wanted to be a good son”.
It’s not what I was expecting of the co-founder of a dating app now synonymous with casual sex and unwanted pictures of penises.
A sex addict might be sitting at work, and rather than focusing on the meeting the deadline for a presentation, he or she is engrossed in a dating app.
“We’ve seen it previously with online pornography being used in the workplace, but now this is taking over and becoming more around the instant sex that’s available for people online,” Markham says.
Wolfe settled for a reported million and founded Bumble, a rival app. He tells me he was thrilled that his audience at the recent Web Summit in Dublin was “bigger than Instagram’s” and full of “screaming” fans. Analysts believe the app, which launched in 2012, has around 80 million users worldwide and records 1.8 billion “swipes” a day. Oh, my God.” When he recovers he explains that Tinder is launching an education and workplace add-on that will helps users identify their intellectual equals.
It is reported that Rad owns more than 10 per cent of the company, so the float will make him richer and more eligible than he is already. The war between Tinder’s view of itself and the media’s view of Tinder has been fierce.
Markham says she and her colleagues are seeing the first wave of people losing their jobs – as well as their marriages and children – as a result of sex addiction, which is enabled by hook-up apps such as Tinder, Blendr and the like.
As with other addictions, hypersexual disorder has a negative impact on the life of the individual, spouse, and other family members, which may keep getting worse as the addiction increases.
Overtime, the addict has to intensify their addictive behavior in order to achieve the same effect.
You are a happily married woman out for dinner with your husband. It’s a real-life scenario that has played out in Hong Kong.
He leaves his phone on the table while he goes to choose the wine, and a message flashes up on the screen. That’s all it takes for your life to unravel as you discover that not only is he on dating app Tinder, but he’s been having sex with a string of women. Sex addiction wrecks families, destroys relationships and burns careers.