By Kathleen Luppi Aug 03, 4: The dating app was founded by Dave Tavres and helps Disney fans find love, friendship or park pals. Cristina Nicole Kaemere Photography and Design Once upon a time, there was a young woman named Kelsey Atwood-Knudson who dreamed of falling in love, fairy-tale style.
She posted profiles on Tinder and Match. Advertisement She rated her Disney nerd level, answered a variety of questions "Where would you first spend time in the park?
Atwood-Knudson, a year-old Washington native who manages her father's dental practices in multiple locations, and Guy, who grew up 4 miles from Disneyland in Garden Grove, corresponded on the site for about two hours.
They traded phone numbers and talked daily before scheduling a date at Ciao Bella, an Italian restaurant that reminded them of the memorable spaghetti scene in "Lady and the Tramp. That night, Guy asked permission to hold her hand and give her a kiss. Fast forward to April 17, The couple exchanged vows at their version of a Disney wedding in Bellingham, Wash.
Advertisement They owe it all to their fairy godfather, Dave Tavres. The Anaheim resident, a self-proclaimed Disney nerd and former Disneyland Railroad engineer, launched MouseMingle in late after he had trouble finding women who shared his enthusiasm for the Happiest Place on Earth. Cristina Nicole Kaemere Photography and Design Tavres, who scored six dates on MouseMingle, quit his full-time job as a technical program manager to work on the site.
He's close to finishing a mobile app and site redesign. He said if members are rude they are reported and suspended. Suggestive images are deleted. MouseMingle is not just about finding love. Subscribers can also find friends and park pals. I want people just to connect. Their wedding bands were set in three diamonds in the shape of Mickey Mouse's head and the character's silhouette was featured in tabletop topiaries and as a cake topper. The bride walked down the aisle to "Married Life" from "Up.
We want to help Dave build the business so people have the chance to find their match and live their Disney dream.