Founder Whitney Wolfe Herd had “correctly intuited our collective burnout”, a staff member said
. () has closed for a week to give all its 700 employees time to recover from workplace stress.
In a tweet that was later deleted, head of editorial content Clare O’Connor said founder Whitney Wolfe Herd had “correctly intuited our collective burnout”.
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“In the US especially, where vacation days are notoriously scarce, it feels like a big deal,” O’Connor added.
The dating app, which requires women to make the first move, has had a busy time after debuting on Wall Street just before Valentine’s Day.
The group, which also owns Badoo, saw paying users climb by 30% in the three months to 31 March.
Shares were trading 1% higher at US$53.50 in after-hours trading.