Tinder Sued CEO 'Super Liked' My Idea ... And Jacked It!

8/21/2016 12:10 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Tinder's idea of letting users "Super Like" each other beyond a basic right swipe is genius -- but it's also not theirs ... so claims a guy who's now suing the company.

John Mellesmoen claims in a new lawsuit he pitched the idea of the "Super Like" to Tinder's CEO, Sean Rad, back in 2014, and says Rad loved it ... promising to compensate him if the company ever used it. John says he hasn't seen a dime.

Mellesmoen claims he laid out the entire concept of the "Super Like" feature, which essentially allows users to buy someone a virtual drink instead of the just giving a "glance across the room" with a regular right swipe. 

Now Mellesmoen wants his cut. Only problem -- nothing's in writing. As for Tinder, a company spokesperson says this is a "baseless shakedown."