Tinder swipes right on Pride month

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The results of recent Tinder survey shows that LGBTQ Tinder users are using the app to look for serious relationships. More than half of gay (66.4%) and lesbian (62.1%) users believe that Tinder is the app that will lead to a long-term relationship.

Are you planning a wedding thanks to a Tinder success story? If so, Tinder wants to help pay for that wedding! This month, Tinder swipes right on Pride by helping giving one LGBTQ+ couple with a Tinder success story $100,000 to celebrate a fairytale wedding.

Does this sound like your dream come true? Here’s how to enter.

“Couples are encouraged to enter the contest by posting an adorable #couplespic to Instagram using #TinderSuccessStory and tagging @Tinder, along with a description of their success story for the chance to win,” according to Tinder.  “The posts will be judged on the following criteria: originality (25%), presentation (25%), emotional impact (25%), and relevance to Pride theme (25%). Make us cry, we dare you!”

The contest ends June 30, 2017 and the winning couple will be announced on July 5.

While Tinder is excited that users are turning to the dating app for serious relationships and finding longterm love in the process, they know there is still a long way to go. 

“We haven’t reached the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow yet,” says the company. “The fight for equality continues, and some lesbians and gay men still worry about their safety when it comes to dating and PDA. While lesbians overall are more likely to feel comfortable showing affection publicly relative to other groups, 22% of lesbians don’t show affection publicly due to safety concerns, compared to 5% of heterosexual women.  40.2% of gay men say they don’t show affection publicly due to safety concerns, compared to 9% of heterosexual men.”

Tinder is working to do all that it can to create as many perfect matches as possible. Last year Tinder was the first dating app to include transgender as a gender choice, and also included 37 additional gender options for users to choose from. Just two months after the More Genders feature was launched there were already more than 250,000 matches made as a result of the change. 

Do you have a #Tindersuccessstory? Share it on social media and be sure to tag us! 


Research findings are based on one nationally representative study of Tinder users conducted by Tinder across the U.S., fielded over the course of one week in May 2017. For this survey, adults ages 18-35 were asked various questions regarding relationships and dating. The study included 12,070 users including 284 non-binary users, 8,916 heterosexual men, 712 gay men, 311 lesbian women, and 1,847 heterosexual women. The survey was distributed and administered via the app.

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