MOUSEMINGLE IS A DATING SITE FOR DISNEY FANS
(P1) If you dress like Disney princesses for Halloween and listen to the Frozen soundtrack on your COMMUTE to work, there’s now a site where you can meet LIKE-MINDED singles. MouseMingle, as its website describes, is “dedicated to Disney fans” because “traditional Internet dating sites don’t understand the passion people have for all things Disney. But we do.”
(P2) MouseMingle matches Disney fans based on their answers to questions about movies, characters, songs, and parks along with standard lifestyle questions.
(P3) MouseMingle asks “What type of pet person are you?” and presents options like “I’m a Cheshire Cat person,” “I’m a Pluto person,” and “I’m a Thumper person.”
(P4) The site also inquires into your interest in Star Wars and your favorite Marvel superheroes.
(P5) MouseMingle’s interface is even Disney-themed: There’s a photo of the Disney Castle on the home page, and your mouse pointer becomes Mickey Mouse’s hand when you scroll over the top navigation bar.
(P6) Perhaps surprisingly, MouseMingle was created by a man. Former Disneyland Railroad engineer Dave Tavres has said that he started the site to address the problems he was having finding dates as Disney-CRAZED as he is.
(P7) So how much will all this Disney love actually cost? You can browse profiles on MouseMingle just for fun and click through Disney-related photos its members have snapped for free, but anyone serious about finding love on the site will have to spend $12.55/month to message other users.
(P8) IT REMAINS TO BE SEEN whether MouseMingle’s matching questions can serve as predictors of compatibility, but they’ll definitely give their users something to talk about on their dates. And they won’t have to worry about which movies to watch together!
If you found the passage difficult to read or had problems understanding specific words or idiomatic expressions, please discuss them with your tutor. The following discussion questions should be answered in your own words and with your own arguments.
- Briefly summarize the content of the article in your own words.
- Is MouseMingle an appealing idea or a silly idea?
- What is your general opinion of dating websites and apps?
- Is it important for a romantic couple to have strong shared interests?
- Do you have a high, medium, or low interest in children-ORIENTED pop culture such as animated films?
EXPRESSIONS TO PRACTICE:
What do the following expressions mean? Practice using each expression in a sentence; extra points if you can use it in conversation.
- It remains to be seen