In time for New Year’s Resolutions about love and relationships,Google Play just featured the candiDate Android app: a new dating service that helps members connect with real, local singles based on shared political values and beliefs. The mobile app is available for free exclusively inGoogle Play via

The candiDate dating service connects conscientious singles looking to meet someone who shares their politics. The app uses your opinions on today’s hot button issues (such as abortion, guns, gay marriage, the environment, foreign policy, the economy and your views on different politicians) to connect you to like-minded matches. Republicans, DemocratsTea Partiers, Independents, Greens, conservatives and liberals – all are welcome to use the nonpartisan app.

The native Android app was developed by HelpsGood, an award-winning digital agency, and is powered byRock the Vote‘s easy-to-use voter registration system with political data sourced from Vote Smart, the premier non-partisan, citizen-driven organization devoted to voter education. Google Play just featured the app in its New + Updated section.

“candiDate is like Tinder or OkCupid for people who are truly passionate about what matters most,” said HelpsGood CEO, Michael Bellavia. Addressing some of the controversy around dating exclusively within political lines, Bellavia added, “You can always change some of your answers to reach across the political aisle. We’re hopeful candiDate can connect people who care deeply about core issues and bring more people together in 2015.”

HelpsGood ( is a digital agency and product development company focused on creating social good. The company uses creative technology to help nonprofits, government agencies, NGOs and corporate social responsibility teams generate measurable impact through marketing, communication and fundraising programs. In addition to working with clients like the Ad Council, United Way and, the company develops original social good products including the candiDate app which aims to get more young people registered to vote and involved in the political process and a series of digital storybooks featuringSmokey Bear, the wildfire prevention icon.

As covered by The Daily Beast, Meghan McCain, Take Part Live and Red Alert Politics, the candiDate app is available for free on Google Play and can be accessed via candiDate’s official websiteFacebook and Twitter social media accounts. If you are successful in love, tweet @candiDate_app with the hashtag #candiDateapp.

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