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Tinder CEO Leaves After Five Months



    Tinder CEO Christopher Payne is stepping down from the dating app service after just five months in office.

    Tinder's latest CEO Christopher Payne just didn't match with the company.

    Payne is leaving the position after just five months on the job. Taking over will be Tinder co-founder and current president Sean Rad, NBC News reported.

    "I enjoyed my time at Tinder but we mutually determined that this wasn't going to be optimal and thought that a quick transition served everybody best," Payne said in a statement.

    Payne, a former eBay executive, took over Tinder's helm in March.

    Rad returns to the top spot after he was accused in a lawsuit of ignoring an employee's complaints about being sexually harassed within the company. Tinder's parent company settled with the accuser, the former vice president of marketing. 

    The move comes after Tinder said this week that its social media team had "overreacted" for posting more than two dozen tweets slamming a Vanity Fair article.