CNBC.COM - Jan 6 - Tinder users now swipe 1.4B times a day across 196 countries. The idea of swiping occurred to Jonathan Badeen, Tinder's Chief Strategy Officer and co-founder in the bathroom. "From the beginning, I had a nagging desire to gamify it," he says. The eureka moment for Badeen came when he got out of a hot shower after forgetting to turn on the bathroom fan. "When I stepped out, the room was foggy. I wiped the mirror clean, but within a minute it was fogging up again. I wiped it clean a second time, only this time, I wiped in the opposite direction." Bedeen went into the office and told the team to starting building the swipe functionality.