Tinder Sued — CEO 'Super Liked' My Idea … And Jacked It!
Tinder‘s idea of letting users “Super Like” each other beyond a basic right swipe is genius — but it’s also not theirs … so claims a guy who’s now suing the company.
John Mellesmoen claims in a new lawsuit he pitched the idea of the “Super Like” to Tinder’s CEO, Sean Rad, back in 2014, and says Rad loved it … promising to compensate him if the company ever used it. John says he hasn’t seen a dime.
Mellesmoen claims he laid out the entire concept of the “Super Like” feature, which essentially allows users to buy someone a virtual drink instead of the just giving a “glance across the room” with a regular right swipe.
Now Mellesmoen wants his cut. Only problem — nothing’s in writing. As for Tinder, a company spokesperson says this is a “baseless shakedown.”