The advent of the internet brought with it a tidal wave of dating sites, filling some curious niches along the way.
A new dating site built for fans of Disney movies has just launched.
Mouse Mingle is a dedicated space that lets worldwide singles bond over their love of the sprawling 92-year-old franchise.
The website was set up by lifelong Disney fan Dave Tavres, who was inspired to create Mouse Mingle after a 2011 trip to Disneyland with friends.
“As usual with my friends, they asked about my dating status and why I wasn’t trying the online dating sites,” explains Tavres, speaking to Mashable.
“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,” he continues. “That was the inception moment.”
The domain name was registered that same night.
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Apart from the Mickey Mouse fanaticism, the website is a traditional dating website – profiles, photos, ratings included.
To message and chat with other users, you’ll need to sign up to a $12.55 monthly subscription.
You can fill your profile with information about your favourite “Disney songs, characters, parks, and memories”, according to the Mashable report.
“My hope is that people literally around the world will find the site useful,” says Tavres. “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," the Mouse Mingle creator adds.