IF YOU’RE running a dating app, you probably don’t want to have a CFO who is mired in a sexual-harassment scandal. Tinder CFO Justin Mateen resigned earlier this month after the company he helped form settled a harassment lawsuit with Tinder’s former marketing VP Whitney Wolfe. Wolfe claimed that Mateen abused her after the two broke up, calling her a “disease,” a “whore” and a “slut” in front of other team members and sending threatening texts ( below).
The Mateen lawsuit and the (as yet) unexplained death of 24-year-old Warriena Tagpuno Wright, who met Surfers Paradise man Gable Tostee on Tinder then fell from his balcony, has raised questions about the ethics and safety of using the app.
Yet dating app Swoon, billed as a "women-friendly" alternative, closed earlier this year and new app Cuddlr, for cuddles only, sounds downright odd. So it seems that Tinder, approached with caution, is still hottest of the dating app apps.