Based on the headline of this story, you might think that we – the media, with its hard-on for clicks – is taking words of out Tinder CEO and co-founder Sean Rad‘s mouth and grossly over exaggerating / misrepresenting them.
But NO, NOT TODAY – dude *literally* declared sodomy gives his penis cause to rise in an interview with London’s Evening Standard.
The app-trepreneur talked about a variety of topics that in no way raise people’s’ estimation of him, from that one time a famous model literally BEGGED him for sex, because he’s a totally fuckable millionaire, to how he himself is addicted to Tinder.
The conversation went from bad to worse, though, when he done flubbed and mix-up words with verrryyyyyyyy different meanings while trying to explain to interviewer Charlotte Edwards that he likes an “intellectual challenge” in any relationship.
What he meant to say = sapiosexual, or someone who’s attracted to the wisdom and brain of the opposite sex.
What he *actually* said = SODOMY.
Please enjoy this excerpt of a true train-wreck situation from the ES article:
“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’?”
Rosette [Pambakian, Tinder’s VP of communications and branding] shrieks: “That’s it! We’re going to be fired” and Rad looks confused. “What? Why?”
I tell him it means something else and he thumbs his phone for a definition. “What? No, not that. That’s definitely not me. Oh, my God.”
When he recovers he explains that Tinder is launching an education and workplace add-on that will helps users identify their intellectual equals.”
Look, the sentiment was there – unfortunately the intelligence required to communicate that sentiment without coming across as an ass-fucker just isn’t. And that happens to the worst of us, areweright?
Here, Sean, take an A for effort.
You can read the whole interview HERE.
Via Evening Standard.