Launching the beginning of this month, MouseMingle enters the foray of online dating websites. What’s setting it apart is exactly is that MouseMingle’s creator, Dave Tavres, hopes that his services will appeal to Disney lovers.
A Disney fan himself, Dave says, “As usual with my friends, they asked about my dating status and why I wasn’t trying the online dating sites. I told them I had tried them, but there was no way to narrow down the searches to find women in the right distance and age range who loved Disney. That was the inception moment.”
Typical of any dating site, a user needs to create a profile and upload pictures. But where it differs from other dating sites is the kind of questions a user needs to fill out in their profile. Questions range from favorite Disney songs to characters, to even parks and the best memories a user has of the place. Also, the pictures section of the existing users is flooded with people in various Disney Parks, both employees and visitors.
Although browsing through the profiles is free, to contact a fellow Disney fan on MouseMingle, a user needs to shell out $12.55 a month. And as LA Mag points out, the ‘55’ is a nod to the year the first park was set up, 1955.
Talking about how he hopes to help out every single Disney fan out there through MouseMingle, Dave said, “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 fanbase 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.”