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‘Again, it’s gender conditioning.’However, while at the incubator Whitney met Sean Rad, a fellow entrepreneur who was working on an app for loyalty cards.
Along with several others, Whitney and Sean brainstormed ideas and, inspired in part by Sean’s own experiences of being too worried about rejection to approach groups of women in person, came up with the concept for Tinder.
The relationship ended after a year, Whitney has said, and she claims that Justin subsequently became verbally abusive, allegedly calling her a ‘slut’ and a ‘whore’.The app – which now boasts 12.5 million users (one million of those, and rapidly rising, in the UK) – is the brainchild of Whitney Wolfe, a 27-year-old entrepreneur.‘I’m a very confident person, but I felt as if I was always supposed to be more submissive when it came to dating,’ says Whitney, former vice president of marketing at Tinder, where she was a co-founder.‘We have created something I would use.’ Alas, it is too late, as evidenced by the colossal, antique pear-shaped diamond on her ring finger. He is also the son of her former teacher Kelli Herd at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. I never knew she had a son and didn’t meet him until five years later,’ says Whitney. It’s kismet, or something.’ The couple are getting married this September in Positano, Italy.Whitney met her fiancé, 29-year-old Michael Herd, heir to a Texan oil company, through mutual friends when skiing in Aspen three years ago. Whitney (and her younger sister Danielle) grew up in a small town outside Salt Lake City, Utah, where her father Michael is a property developer and mother Kelly was a housewife.
‘I was mocked by the other kids because I was wearing things that were cool at my school in Paris – tennis shoes and jackets – and doing my hair a certain way,’ she says.