As the gay Presidential hopeful from Indiana revealed that he and his now-husband Chasten had got acquainted via a dating app Hinge, the popularity of this app among gay people started to increase – there are 30% more gay profiles on Hinge now than it used to be just two months ago. And less than two months ago the love story of Buttigieg and his husband was told in public for the first tone. According to Fortune, Hinge founder and CEO Justin McLeod credits Buttigieg and his partner’s success story for the increasing number of downloads, he is sure that the coincidence of the dates is not actually a coincidence. “We’re proud of all of the relationships we’ve helped set up — including Mayor Pete and Chasten,” he told the publication. “We’re happy to see that their love story has encouraged even more members of the LGBTQ community to find their person on Hinge.” Buttigieg, 37, previously told The New York Times that he’d turned to the internet to find a partner because he was looking for longtime relationships, not just a hook-up.