US Tinder Is Celebrating Pride In The Most Extravagant And Adorable Way

The dating app has decided to give back to one very special same-sex couple

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Dating apps like Tinder get a lot of slack.

Accused of being ruthless sites of hook-ups and dick-pics, they make modern dating seem like a bleak place.

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But, although it is most-certainly useful for the above, it is also true that a lot of successful friendships and relationships are formed on the app.

We all know a couple or five who found love through their wi-fi.

And it turns out its equally friendly for same-sex couples as heterosexual ones.

Many have noted that if Grindr was the somewhat overtly sexual, Tinder provided the friendly and romantic platform they needed.

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Tinder was also one of the first apps to debut inclusive gender options for their users and has been aware of the inequality and undue danger that exists for the gay community on dating apps.

Tinder's sociologist Dr. Jess Carbino notes that, according to Tinder's very own LGBTQ+ Dating Survey results, safety remains a primary concern.

'We learned that gay male users are 31. 2 percent more likely than their cisgender male counterparts to feel unsafe showing affection publicly.'

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Brit + Co reports that more than one in five lesbian women and over 40 percent of gay men say they don't engage in PDA because they fear for their safety.

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That being said, more than half of the app's LGBTQ+ users do still think that the app will help them find that long-term relationship they strive for. Carabino said: 'Over the past several years, we've conducted many focus groups with members of the LGBTQ+ community, and I've come to learn that Tinder is seen as the app for LGBTQ+ singles seeking a meaningful relationship.'

So, to show the LGBTQ users their bravery and love isn't going unnoticed, Tinder have decided to give them a gift.

Whatever your thoughts are on companies like Skittles making a public gesture to the gay community, Tinder in the US has joined them in a similarly public display.

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They have opened up a competition for LGBTG+ people to give one couple the wedding of their dreams.

And if you want to gauge how 'dreamlike' this wedding will be, it's going to cost $100,000 (£78,320).

Yep, you're not going to turn your nose up at that kind of cash are you?

To enter the competition, you need to share your Tinder success story on Instagram, using the hashtag #TinderSuccessStory and tag Tinder in the photo (and be from the US).

There are already 1,647 posts under the hashtag so far, but don't look if you're feeling slightly emotional. You will soon be weeping soon.

#tindersuccessstory 4 years ago, I swiped right on a handsome frat boy from Malibu. We met at one of his favorite bars, a German style pub, where we got to know each other better over pints and food. On our second date I dragged him out to watch football with my friends and he fit right in. After only 2 months dating, I found out I would have to move back to NYC (from LA) for work. We decided that a long distance relationship just wouldn't work, but committed to spending what little time we had left together and taking the cross country drive back to the east coast together. We had an amazing trip, with a bittersweet end. No more than a month back in New York, I knew I wanted to be with him, and that I wanted to go back to LA. We immediately got to work on plans to move me back - and entered the long distance relationship we initially avoided. In the end, it was worth it. There were a lot of red eye flights and face-time date nights, but within 6 months I was able to land a job back in LA, and we could finally be back in the same city! There had been little doubt over the past four years that we are meant for each other. We eventually moved in together, and have been each other's best friend, biggest cheerleader, and softest shoulder to cry on. Then one night he gave me the biggest surprise. He had a friend convince me that we were going to a fancy event but when we showed up, he was there with candles, roses, and a projector playing clips of videos and photographs from our time together. Then he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. Obviously - I said yes. And now I can't wait for our next adventure ❤️ saying I do. Can't believe it started by just swiping right. Best thing I, or rather we, ever did. #tindersuccessstory

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