The digital dating scene is all about finding people with shared interests. There are mobile apps—everything from Tinder to the SWEATT app for gym enthusiasts—and websites—Christian Mingle and Farmers Only, to name just two—that cater to specific crowds. Now, Mashable reports that there's a new website, Mouse Mingle, designed to help Disney fans find love.
The Walt Disney Company has been around since the 1920s, and millions have grown up watching the cartoons and movies and visiting the theme parks. Mouse Mingle is hoping to tap into the part of that population that sees Disney as a part of their identities, writing on its website that "traditional Internet dating sites don't understand the passion people have for all things Disney. But we do." When they sign up, Mouse Minglers are asked to note their favorite Disney songs, identify their favorite characters, and share their favorite memories from visiting the parks.
In an email to Mashable, creator Dave Tavres explained that the website was born out of his own frustrations with dating sites. "There was no way to narrow down the searches to find women in the right distance and age range who loved Disney," Tavres said. "My hope is that people literally around the world will find the site useful."
The gallery of photos from users who have already created profiles on Mouse Mingle are filled with selfies taken at various Disney parks and in branded Disney apparel. There doesn't appear to be a fee to create a profile, but according to Mashable, users have to pay $12.55 per month to send private messages and join chats.