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Fresh off DOMA’s repeal, gay dating app Mister adds progressive features

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While dating apps geared toward gay men have likely helped some form meaningful relationships, spend five minutes perusing the profiles on apps like Grindr and Scruff and you’ll find that a good number of users are really looking for Mr. Right Now.

That might change soon, if gay dating app Mister has anything to say about it. Fresh off the heels of the Supreme Court’s Prop 8 and DOMA decisions, the application relaunched Tuesday with some progressive updates. A new “Mr. Right” feature introduces users to compatible men, while the application’s “I Am MISTER” campaign urges users (both on the app and off) to “show their faces, be authentic” and “treat one another with respect and honesty.” That’s a far cry from the dozens of faceless photos of six-pack abs, skeezy pick-up lines and profiles with lines like “no fems or fatties.”

Sure, this up-and-coming app might be capitalizing on the nation’s progress, but at the very least it’s putting the idea out there: With same-sex marriage now recognized by the federal government, should we consider making more meaningful connections?

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