Date with destiny: Why Tinder’s boss is hooked on marriage

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Date with destiny: Why Tinder’s boss is hooked on marriage

As the app faces a challenge from Facebook, we talk to Elie Seidman about its stratospheric rise and rocky patches

Robin Pagnamenta

He may be the world’s biggest matchmaker, but Elie Seidman makes for an unlikely cupid. The book-loving chief executive of Tinder, the online dating app, is seated in an armchair overlooking London’s drizzly West End. “I’ve never used Tinder myself,” he says, thoughtfully.

“I mean, I’ve been on Tinder only as a theoretical exercise. I know how it works, but I’m not used to it.”

For a man who spends his days orchestrating a staggering number of hook-ups between strangers, that might seem like a surprising admission...

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