The Advertiser - SA Weekend - - PERFECT MATCH -

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.

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