Tinder CEO Sean Rad Says He Has Hired 6 People After Matching With Them on Tinder
Tinder has recently been on a campaign to try and prove that its app is about more than just hook-ups.
"Tinder’s not one thing. It's about all different things — hookups, long-term relationships, friendships," . Now add one more relationship to the mix: employer-employee.
Rad revealed that Tinder had actually recruited and hired "about six people" through its own app.
"Those conversations did not lead to dates," , laughing. "But to 'Hey, why don’t you come by and interview about this role?'"
Here's one example:
Tinder’s "in-house sociologist" Jessica Carbino that she snagged her gig after matching with Rad on Tinder. In October 2013, she was a 27-year-old Ph.D. candidate at UCLA, and decided to try out Tinder to get a date.
Here’s what actually happened, :
"One of the photos she swiped right on was of a twentysomething with short dark hair and a stare intense enough to knock down walls. He swiped right on her, too. The guy, it turned out, was the company CEO, Sean Rad."
He ended up offering her a job. It seems that Rad, , is quite the multi-tasker.