Tinder launches pop-up pub experiences to let you date with your dog

Calling all dog-lovers (Picture: PA)

Tinder is launching a pop-up pub experience this weekend, called The Bark & Spark, to let you bring your dog with you to your first date.

Talk about putting the cute in meet-cute.

In London, Manchester, and Edinburgh, daters will be able to bring their four-legged friends along for the fun on Saturday May 14 and Sunday May 15.

Their needs will be catered to while you and your date get to know each other.

Apparently, Tinder members who feature their beloved dog in their profile photos get 5% more matches, so think of them as adorable wingmen/women.

The pubs taking part in the experience are the aptly named The Dog House, in London, The Dog and Partridge, in Manchester and Hare of the Dog, in Edinburgh.

Abdul with dog Huxley and Mia with dog Rupert ahead of the opening of Tinder's Abdul with his dog Huxley and Mia with her dog Rupert (Picture: PA) Pamela and Abdul with dogs Daisy and Huxley ahead of the opening of Tinder's Pamela and Abdul with dogs Daisy and Huxley (Picture: Jonathan Hordle/PA Wire)

Laura Wilkinson-Rea, senior director of comms at Tinder UK says: ‘It’s clear that dogs are loved by Tinder members with 10% of our members including “dog lover” as one of their Interests on their Tinder profile.

‘That’s why we’re so excited to be bringing together dog lovers and their dates IRL by launching our first pop up pub experience, The Bark & Spark. 

Mia (left) with dog Rupert and Pamela (right) with dog Daisy ahead of the opening of Tinder's The perfect date (Picture: PA)

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‘Answering singletons calls for shared experiences and providing a low-pressure way to make real-world connections, it really is a win for all four paws.’

You can also head to the ‘Animal Parent’ tile in Tinder’s Explore feature, where you’ll find fellow animal lovers looking for a match. 

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