So despite its off-beat theme, Mouse Mingle functions a lot more like a traditional dating site.And while you don’t have to answer the questions to start matching, you do have to account for the usual basics, including your age, what you’re looking for, and some less usual information... as my profile picture, but I realized that if I was going to score a date, I’d have to keep it real.So I went through some of my suggested matches’ pics to see what played well with Disney fans.
Most of them were perfectly nice and asked me non-sexual questions: honestly, a refreshing change of pace from other online dating experiences I’ve had. There were definitely a few odd balls lacking in social skills in the mix, like this message I got from a young man in Indiana: “If you are not interested be mature enough to say, ‘not interested.’ And if you can do me a favor will you please tell me why and what i can do to improve.” If you like to play it coy, Mouse Mingle allows you to “wink” at a potential match before you chat to gauge their interest.
Think of it like a Facebook poke with all the same creepy connotations.
Tavres used to live in Anaheim and was even an engineer on the Disneyland Railroad but still had trouble finding dates.
“I’m not the guy who hits on women at the park,and there’s no flag that says, ‘hey I’m single,’” Tavres says.
He asked me if I watched He suggested we meet at Barcade, causing me a moment of panic as I considered I may have just stumbled upon a Disney-crazed lunatic AND a gamer.