Jonathan Eller, who co-founded Mormon Match with Matthew La Pointe, defended the Texas-based company's use of the Mormon name and said he was not trying to pick a fight with his church."I love the church," he said.
"I'm hoping we can come to a mutually beneficial arrangement.
Love is in the air and it’s apparent online, where an increasing number of singles find their next date virtually.
Cupid’s arrows hit the target in online dating apps, which have seen triple the users in recent years.
Dating has always been an important part of student life at Brigham Young University, the Mormon Church–owned school in Provo, Utah, where 55% of the student body is married by the time they graduate, but it's never been digital. Tinder, a dating app that launched in September, is the reason.
"My friend told me to add it jokingly," BYU student Alexis Mease said.
The settlement announcement comes at a time when anti-discrimination laws and religious liberty protections are repeatedly coming into conflict, such as on college campuses and in state legislatures.
Blendr, the Grindr team's straight spin-off, has reached an audience of 177 million users, but making dating apps for straight people isn't the same as making ones for gay men, and research showing how men and women use dating apps and websites differently could explain why.
Take a look at what each region is head over heels for.
As you go west, however, and the non-religious population grows, religiously-affiliated dating gets jilted.
At highspeedinternet.com, we wanted to speculate about which platforms get used most often to find partners in each state, and if any patterns emerged in our collective search for the perfect match. Niche apps that focus on demographic factors like religion, gender, or lifestyle are on the rise and trending heavily in certain parts of the country.
We expected to see wide areas of Tinder country, where swiping right is part of the single life.