Justin Mateen, Sean Rad, Jonathan Badeen, and Christopher Gulczynski are the four geniuses behind Tinder, a mobile app that plays match maker for all of you who have a minute to spare. With a few swipes you can instantly browse through hundreds of people, rating them as you go, and being paired up in the making.
Elite interviewed Justin Mateen to ask him a few questions about the mobile app sensation.
Finding a partner online is quickly becoming one of the most viable options for relationship seekers, what sets your application apart from the multitude of dating sites and apps out there?
Your app is popular among, if geared towards, the younger demographic, how and why do you target these college students?
The majority of dating websites experience a disproportionate male to female ratio, with male spamming and, consequently, limited female tolerance. How do you frame your app for an equal opportunity exploration?
The purpose of an app in the IOS world is its adaptive quality, how do you plan to keep your app evolving in order to meet the needs of the consumer market?
Now that you've achieved success in this realm, do you have any plans to expand your brand to other territories?
Tinder really embraces anonymity and downplays rejection, two much appreciated amendments to the online dating world. Its ingenuity begs the question: Was there a moment in your dating life/lives that pushed you in this direction?
Was Tinder your first app attempt? Have you overcome any adversity or failure on your road to success?
Do you have any advice to give other aspiring inventors, entrepreneurs and techies?
When you have achieved the goals you've set for yourself today: 5, 10, 50 years down the line, where do you see yourself/ selves?