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Hinge and Uber team up to help single pupper-owners find love


Is your dog the ultimate wing-buddy? Hinge certainly thinks so and for the next two weeks, you’ll get to bring your furry friend with you on your first date with your new match.

Full confession: I’m always suspicious of people who don’t like dogs. I get there are valid reasons, say if you were bitten as a child, but for everyone else, how can you NOT like dogs? I mean, look at them.

If I were single, loving dogs would be non-negotiable, and apparently, I’m not alone in this sort of sentiment: 69 percent of Aussie Hinge users say they’re more drawn to dog owners, and if you’re on the dating scene, it’s considered a priority that your fluffy mate and your future mate get along.

“We know how vital it is to share similar values in a relationship, and pets are not an exception. Nobody ever wants to be in a position to choose between a partner and a pet so exploring how a date interacts and feels about your furry housemate early on is valuable,” says Dr. Kate Adams, owner and head veterinarian at Bondi Vet and Hinge puppy chemistry expert.

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We also think we can tell a lot about someone from the company they keep and 61 percent of Aussie Hinge users think someone’s choice in pets says a lot about their personality. It’s why the dating app has teamed up with Uber Pets to bring dog-lovers and their buddies together for the next two weeks.

“Most pets just want a little love, attention, and acceptance, so uncovering this on your date is important,” adds Dr. Adams.

Beginning today until June 21, the first 5,000 matched Hinge couples in Australian cities where Uber Pet is available will be eligible for the 50 percent Uber Pet discount code.

“For those that might not own a car, it can be hard to bring a furry friend on a date for a vibe check,” says Dr. Adams.

“Uber Pet can safely and conveniently transport your fur friend to join you on your next Hinge date, so you can see whether they are going to vibe with your pet or if you need to move on to someone more compatible with your values and lifestyle.”