Finding a best friend for your dog can be difficult — especially if you can’t afford daycare or there isn’t a dog-friendly park near your house. Luckily, some dog-loving techies felt the same way, and now your dog can meet his or her friends and romantic partners the old-fashioned way: on the Internet.
Like Tinder and Bumble for humans, dogs can now peruse who’s on the market around them with apps like Tindog and DogDate, both available for free on the App store. Each app requires you to create a profile for your dog, with info like name, age, and breed, so dogs in your area can determine whether your dog’s butt is worth sniffing (though we’re sure it is).
Like human dating, online matchmaking for dogs seems almost too good to be true, so Mirror writer Clemmie Moodie took her friend’s dog, Scooter, out on a date in search of his fluffily ever after. After finding a match in five-year-old Pomeranian Sophia Loren, Moodie and Scooter met up with the Pomeranian in Beverly Hills for a light dinner.
Though Sophia Loren ultimately rejected Scooter — her owner noted that she prefers “a more understated dog” — the date was a great opportunity for Scooter to practice his moves, not to mention try one of the poshest doggie restaurants in Los Angeles. It’s also possible that Sophia Loren was not into Scooter’s Superman look, which he got done especially for their date.
Though Tindog is not advertised as a human dating resource, it only makes sense that owners will accompany their dogs on a date, so Tindog just may be your best bet at finding a dog-loving companion for yourself, too.
Even if you just use the apps to coo at cute dogs in your area, you can’t go wrong by testing out a dating app for dogs. Have fun!