Your call - Sean Rad's interview: Bad look for Tinder or no big deal after all?

Tinder CEO Sean Rad turned heads - and not in a good way - after he sat down for an interview with The Evening Standard this week. But investors didn't swipe left on parent company Match Group's IPO on Thursday.

Rad (r) and Tinder co-founder Jonathan Badeen at the Webby Awards. (Image via Tinder's Facebook page).

Is all publicity indeed good publicity?

Sean Rad’s interview with the Evening Standard, in which he misused the word "sodomy," counted his sexual conquests out loud, and said he researched a critical journalist, got a lot of attention this week.

His timing couldn’t have been worse. Parent company Match Group went so far as to disassociate itself from Rad in an SEC filing just before its Thursday IPO.

But did it matter? Investors weren’t bothered on the stock’s first day of trading, sending it up more than 22%. Have your say in our poll below or tweet at @PRWeekUS.

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