Well this is something: forget Tinder, Disney is now your go-to for app dating. If you're a fan of Disney, there's now a dating app tailored specifically for singeltons who are, well, into Disney. Jokes about the furry community aside, Disney fans are generally pretty rabid stans. Most of us like Disney, but there are people out there who f*ckin' love Disney, and live their lives in such a way that involves multiple yearly trips to various Disney Lands and Worlds. The most magical dating app on earth is called Mouse Mingle, which is something you might have to overlook if you find the idea of speed dating a giant mouse creepy.
Mouse Mingle was created by Disney stan Dave Tavres, and like most dating apps relies on a picture and information sharing format to hook up prospective princes and princesses, princes and princes and princesses and princesses (even though the Disney universe isn't exactly mardi gras, the app is much more inclusive of the LGBTQ community). The Disney part comes in as users can answer Disney-related questions and share favorite Disney moments, to make sure their Disney opinions don't clash with prospective lovers. Instead of filling out your favorite food, movie, and book, you can let other users know things like your favorite Disney song, your favorite prince or princess, and all your other earthly Disney delights. Mouse Mingle is free to use, but will cost you $12.55 a month if you want to be able to send private messages.
Tavres saw the gap in the market (seriously though, who would have thought there would be such a high demand for a Disney-centric dating app?) in 2011, when he was having difficulty narrowing down his dating app searches to women who shared his passion for Disney. Tavres told Mashable, “My hope is that people literally around the world will find the site useful. Just as there are big Disney fans near Disneyland and Disney World, that same single fan-base also lives near Tokyo Disney, Disneyland Paris and other Disney parks. However, there are countless single Disney fans that live in the spaces between Disney parks. Those people often have a greater passion for Disney, as they don’t get to visit as often.” Sounds like a lot of people will be meeting, and maybe banging, at their local Disney theme park.
Still trying to avoid furry jokes, the app allegedly has many users who dress up as their favorite Disney characters for their profile pictures. It sounds much more kinky role-play (I'm thinking Aladdin/Jasmine/Magic Carpet scenario) than the very PG Disney is intended to be. It's a cosplay fetishists wet dream come true. The Guardian reported that popular outfit choices included Snow White (cute), Robin Hood (sexy) and Pluto (uhhhh?). The app isn't an official Disney product, so litigation might be pending. In the meantime, if you're a huge fan of Disney, sign up now: maybe you'll meet the Belle to your Beast, the Eric to your Ariel, or the Simba to your Nala.