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Tinder Is Funding a $100k Wedding for One Lucky LGBTQ+ Couple

@Tinder with your #TinderSuccessStory!

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Share your Tinder success story on Instagram with #TinderSuccessStory for a chance to win your dream wedding, paid for by Tinder. And check out this Tinder success story Meet Max and Mark. When Max first came out, he was super shy. He originally joined Tinder because he found it too intimidating to talk to guys in person. He swiped, he matched, he met a few guys. But then Tinder took him by surprise—it sent him Mark, who was brand new to Tinder. In fact, Max was one of the first people Mark matched with. Their connection was instant. They matched at a time when they both had recently come out to their friends and families. Three and a half years later, they’re ready to tie the knot. And if you look through the scrapbook they keep of their love story, you’ll find screenshots of the first messages they exchanged on Tinder. It all started with "Hey man".

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Love comes in many forms, and so do "how we met" stories. Popular dating app Tinder wants to celebrate this fact with a giveaway in honor of Pride Month, noting the "countless types of success that come out of a serendipitous Swipe Right." As a nod to the diverse community the match-making app supports, the company is funding a $100k wedding for one lucky LGBTQ+ couple, reports USA Today.

 

On Instagram, Tinder said this of their promotion: "Share your Tinder success story on Instagram with #TinderSuccessStory for a chance to win your dream wedding, paid for by Tinder." On the Tinder blog, more details are provided. "In celebration of Pride this summer, we're giving away a dream wedding to one of Tinder's greatest success stories," writes the swiping app. "If you met your partner on Tinder and you're ready to take the plunge, we invite you to share your story on Instagram for a chance to win your dream wedding, paid for by Tinder." To apply, just follow two simple steps: 1) post your story on Instagram by June 30th, and 2) use #TinderSuccessStory and @Tinder in your post.

 

4 COUPLES WHO FELL IN LOVE FROM A DATING APP

 

This isn't the first time Tinder's made an effort to welcome the LGBTQ+ community. Last year, the platform expanded their gender options to include labels like agender, transgender, and genderqueer, and added the ability to write in your own identity.

 

Happy pairs wasted no time in taking Tinder up on the offer, and couples who met on the app are already taking to social media to share their stories. The 'grams are seriously sweet.

 

 

Laura and I have never been shy with our #TinderSuccessStory. What some people may not know is Laura joined Tinder to find a girlfriend after years of suppressing her queer identity. Have you ever come across someone on Tinder that you are really really interested in, so you just kinda stare at their profile for a bit before you swipe right? That's what happened when I saw Laura. So I held my breath and swiped right. "It's A Match!" We matched on December 28th, 2015. Our first date was on January 4th, 2016. On January 4th, 2017 I proposed. Since we're both book nerds I made a tiny book to hold her ring. And inside I wrote a poem of our story. It's something I never want to forget. "Once upon a time… In two separate towns Not too far apart. Lived two women, Both with broken hearts. Done with love And all of the so called "splendor", These two ladies Decided to try Tinder. "I'm just looking for fun" Each lady did declare. "I'm perfect on my own! I don't need to be one of a pair." Left after left, Each woman would swipe. "All these ladies are boring! I don't understand the hype." Until one day, Each other's picture came into sight. It only took a second, For each to swipe right. "It's A Match!" Both their phones did alert. The women both paused, "Wait, I don't know how to flirt." Tired of the pickup lines, And stupid wise cracks. One lady said simply to the other, "I love random facts." From this simple statement, They talked night and day. Until finally, in the same town, One said "Would you like to go to Chipotle?" Now I'm not one to believe, In love at first site. But from that first meeting, They both knew they found Mrs. Right. They say a year goes by fast, When you're having fun. And for our two lovers, It's even faster when you've found The One. So on their first anniversary, One lady got down on a knee. Confessed her love and asked, "Will you marry me?" "Yes! Of course!" said the other, Through the tears and the laughter. And our two protagonists Lived happily ever after."

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In honor of #Pride month and today’s #ResistMarch, I wanted to share my story. For over 20 years, I felt like I was living a lie. Every day, I would look into the mirror and have no idea who was staring back at me. In college, I was in a terrific relationship with a truly amazing girl. My biggest fear, however, was that I would get married, have kids, live a fake life, then finally collapse and ruin everything. I couldn’t do that. So I broke it off. For the next two years, I went on a journey of self-discovery. I had to really take the time to figure out who I was and why I was hiding. I meditated, read self-help books, journaled, went on retreats, anything I could think of to start building a relationship with myself. Then, I began to come to terms with the truth that I was gay. In 2013 I developed the courage to come out (fun fact- I "came out of the closet" IN an actual closet). Within a week, I told everyone I cared about. It was both terrifying and liberating. My heart felt lighter. And the best part was that no one made it a big deal. Later that year I went on @tinder and finally switched my settings from “women” to “men”. To my surprise, I began matching with guys instantly. On November 8, 2013, my world changed once again. I was laying in bed, swiping through Tinder when I came across this VERY cute boy. His name was Mark and from his pictures, I could tell that he liked adventure, had a good sense of humor, and had a smile that was contagious. I swiped right and we matched. I'll never forget the moment I first saw his face. He was even cuter in person. We hung out and talked the entire night. I felt something that I had never felt before. It was seamless. It felt right. The chemistry was palpable. I knew I had to see him again. Three and a half years later, Mark and I are now engaged and starting to plan our dream wedding at @eventsatpaduahills on June 3, 2018. #tindersuccessstory #tinder #couplespic #gay #lgbtq #marriage #gaywedding #dreamwedding #MnMWedding #MnMforever #love #happiness #joy #commitment #hestheone #swiperight #resistmarchla

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The company will announce the winning couple on July 5th, so be sure to apply if you qualify and stay tuned.

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