Sure, you’re all about finding love for yourself, but what about for your dog? Man’s best friend might also want a boyfriend or girlfriend, and if they don’t find a match at the local dog part, they may need to look online. That’s where Pinder comes in. It’s a new dating app for our four-legged friends that’s totally, 100% serious.
- Pinder is just Tinder for pets. That was probably obvious but worth mentioning in case that wasn’t clear. All of the dating profiles on Pinder feature canines looking for love. “We’re just taking the effective format of Tinder and applying it to the pet community,” said Pinder founder Kevin Botero according to the New York Post.
- It’s not always easy to find playdate partners. The real purpose of Pinder isn’t necessarily doggy dating but rather finding other dogs for yours to play with. If you live in a big city or simply don’t know anyone else with pets where you live, the app hopes to hook you up with other likeminded owners so you can get together with your pooches.
- Who knows? You might even find love too. Yes, Pinder is all about the dogs, but that’s not to say that you might not end up involved with the owner of your pooch’s pals. “I personally know relationships that have come about through people walking their pets in the park, so it’s definitely possible,” Botero admitted. “On Pinder, you’re getting that level of pet-obsessed parent you’re looking for, which in reality is somebody just like you.”
- If you want your dog to have puppies, that’s possible too. Botero said that it’s not out of the question that you might find other dogs to breed yours with if that’s something you wanted, but it’s not a guarantee or a central offering of the site.
- There are cats on the app as well! It’s not all about the dogs – Pinder is trying to be more inclusive by including kitties as well, though the majority of users do seem to be dogs at the moment. To get your pet on the dating app, you’ll need to upload a photo, share the animal’s favorite treat and your location, and you’re good to start swiping.