Facts You Need To Know About Tinder 1. Tinder launched back in #September 2012. 2. The app was created by Sean Rad, Justin Mateen, Jonathan Badeen, Joe Munoz, Whitney Wolfe, and Chris Gylczynski. 3. Sean Rad and Justin Mateen first met in high school, but didn't become friends until they both attended USC together. 4. Just like fellow tech creators Bill Gates and #MarkZuckerberg, Sean Rad dropped out of USC to pursue entrepreneurial ventures.