If you’re out there husband hunting, it’s possible you’ll find the the Chasten to your Pete (if you’re into that kind of thing!) on Hinge, the app where South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg says he met his husband, Chasten. According to Fortune, the dating app Hinge has seen a 30 percent increase in gay male users since April 1, around the time Mayor Pete began his ascent in the polls.
Buttigieg talked about meeting his husband Chasten on Hinge with the Advocate in early April.
“You guys met on, was it Hinge?” The Advocate’s Jeffrey Masters asked Buttigieg.
“Hinge, yeah,” the 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful responded.
“If it was Grindr, would you tell me?” Masters asked.
“Probably not,” Buttigieg said, laughing.
Chasten later told the New York Times that he chose Hinge because he “wanted a platform where you’re not necessarily inundated with hookup culture and sex.”
Buttigieg first came out in an op-ed in the South Bend Tribune in 2015, two months before he met Chasten. They had their first date at a baseball game in South Bend and moved in together in 2016 before getting married in 2018.
“We’re proud of all of the relationships we’ve helped set up — including Mayor Pete and Chasten!” Hinge founder and CEO Justin McLeod told Fortune. “We’re happy to see that their love story has inspired even more members of the LGBTQ community to find their person on Hinge.”
So if you’re looking for the app to find Mr. Right, give one that the U.S. government isn’t forcing to be sold a try!