Utah-Tube: LDS dating app showcases awkward holiday moment for single Mormons


As people load their cars and drive off to join their families for the holiday season, Mutual app is reminding everyone just how awkward holiday family time can be when you’re single.

“Studio C” actor Stacey Harkey, who acted in the Kickstarter video earlier this year, returns in the second Mutual video. This time Harkey is married and ready to share his Mutual success story advice with his single sister-in-law.

“We thought it would be fun to keep our two main actors in this sequel to show the progression of Mormon relationships,” said Cooper Boice, founder of Mutual, in a press release. “At the end of the original video, Stacey and his female co-star matched and walked off together.”

The relatable video was created to announce the official release of the Android version of the app, which is known as the Tinder of the LDS world. Since June, Mutual has had an Android beta version of the app available to download. The iOS version has been available since 2016.

“We wanted to create something that was positive and safe and people would not be embarrassed to use,” Boice told UtahValley360 earlier this year.

Mutual provides a unique dating app experience through its filtering system: it provides a way to display missionary service, it has a two-step verification process including a team who reviews Mutual profiles, and it includes a relationship readiness meter allowing users to gauge the expanse of their swipes’ dating seriousness.

More than 100,000 users have swiped on Mutual in more than 100 countries. Mutual knows of the app leading to marriages in about 20 different LDS temples.

Rebecca Lane

While her first language is sarcasm, Rebecca dabbles in English and Russian to achieve her lifelong dream of being a journalist. A BYU sports fan, reading enthusiast and wannabe world traveler, Rebecca is a Colorado transplant that is convinced Colorado's mountains are much larger than the many Utah County peaks. Rebecca manages UtahValley360.com for Bennett Communications. Follow her on Twitter @rebeccalane.

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