Justin McLeod is founder and CEO of Hinge, the first members-only community for relationship seeking singles. He grew up in Louisville, KY and studied at Colgate University. After a few years in management consulting, Justin attended Harvard Business School and decided to follow his passion for connecting people. He founded Hinge in February 2011 and launched the previous version of the app, legacy Hinge, in February 2013. As a romantic and the protagonist of a real life love story, Justin was upset by the negative hookup culture swiping apps had created. So in October 2016, he relaunched Hinge to help people escape the games and find something real.