Tinder and Sean Rad have been accused of stealing the idea for the dating app’s popular Super Like feature.
John Mellesmoen claims he pitched the idea of the Super Like to Rad back 2014.
The designer said he “laid out the entire concept” of the feature to the company.
The Portland-based designer and product manager claims Rad promised to compensate him if the Hollywood-based dating company ever used the idea.
And Mellesmoen has now filed a lawsuit against Tinder in Superior Court, TMZ reports, despite apparently not having anything in writing to back up his claim.
In response, Tinder said the lawsuit was a “baseless shakedown”.
Super Like was rolled out globally last October, after being tested in Australia.
The app lets singles tell someone they are special by flicking their profile upwards to give them a Super Like.
And if someone super likes your profile, you know this because their profile will be highlighted blue when it appears in your Tinder feed.
Read more about the feature here.