A man from Queensland has been finding love with an app that allows users to see who they’re seeing and share a profile photo with them.
Key points:A Tinder user who is in love with another user is tagged with a “feminist” standing sign on the app’s homepageWhen the pair find each other, the “feministic” standing is removedThe app, called TinderMe, is available in Australia, Canada, the UK, the US and New Zealand and the company has a strong presence in other countries as well.
But the Queensland man said he found his love for a woman through the app.
“I thought that if I was on Tinder, I would find a girl on Tinder that I could go out with,” Mr Kavanagh said.
“And I thought, oh my god, I can’t do that.”
Mr Kavanagas TinderMe profile picture shows him wearing a blue T-shirt and jeans.
He found the woman on the platform in Queensland, where he lives.
He was not aware the woman he was dating was a feminist, and said he did not expect to find another woman who shares his views.
“It’s kind of weird.
I didn’t think much about it at first, but I was like, well that’s kind, you know, what you do when you have a guy who’s a feminist,” he said.
He said he had no idea that the woman would eventually end up as a “man who wants to get laid” after they started dating.
“We didn’t really discuss it, but she said to me she liked being in a relationship and that she’d rather have a man who likes to get into relationships than a girl who likes getting into relationships,” he explained.
“So it was kind of a shock, I didn, I was a bit shocked when I found out.”
Mr Nott said the woman shared his political views, as well as his own.
“She’s really conservative, she thinks that women are property and if you want to have sex, you can do it in a public place, you don’t have to do it on your own,” he told ABC News Breakfast.
“This is a feminist thing, so it was very shocking to me that a guy would have the same views as a woman.”
Mr Pugh said he also had a few feminist friends.
“Some of my mates have been like, ‘Well if you’re a feminist then what’s wrong with being a feminist’,” he said, adding he was surprised that so many of his friends were feminists.
“But we’re all very supportive of women, we’re supportive of equality, we just didn’t realise it until now.”‘
TinderMe is a real feminist movement’Mr Puck said he hoped his experiences with the app would inspire others to embrace feminism.
“Tinder’s a really good app, but we need to see more women embracing their values in other areas of life,” he added.
“For example, I’m very supportive, I think feminism is a really important issue and I think that’s why I got on Tinder.”
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