29-year-old Tinder CEO Sean Rad gave an interview yesterday and made a right cock-up when attempting to explain how he isn’t usually attracted to conventionally good-looking girls, but rather women “who my friends might think are ugly”.
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Here’s how the Evening Standard wrote it up:
He’s desperate to impress on me how gallant he is, citing the fact that a “supermodel, someone really, really famous” has been “begging” him for sex “and I’ve been like, no”. She’s “taunted” him, he says, and “called me a prude”.
“She’s one of the most beautiful women I’ve ever seen but it doesn’t mean that I want to rip her clothes off and have sex with her. Attraction is nuanced. I’ve been attracted to women who are …” he pauses “… well, who my friends might think are ugly. I don’t care if someone is a model. Really. It sounds clichÃ©d and almost totally unbelievable for a guy to say this, but it’s true. I need an intellectual challenge.”
He continues: “Apparently there’s a term for someone who gets turned on by intellectual stuff. You know, just talking. What’s the word?” His face creases the effort of trying to remember. “I want to say ‘sodomy’?”
Obviously, sodomy doesn’t mean what Sean thinks it means. He probably meant to say sapiosexual which is someone who is attracted to intelligence. Bit of a Freudian slip there mate? Eh? *nudge nudge*
If he’s being sincere though, it’s somewhat surprising that the guy who invented Tinder — an app primarily designed for finding people in your area to fuck — is turned on by intellectualism. Not really the kind of invention you’d expect a guy like that to come up with.
Tinder basically exists to put two people in a position to agree to fuck. Yes or no? Netflix and chill? That’s it. But apparently its own CEO wants something more mentally stimulating than that. You know, like sodomy.
Still, big up the guy for providing us with plenty of ammo for our weekly Best & Worst of Tinder series.