A Tinder pop-up pub for doggy dates is coming to Didsbury

The dating app is launching a pop-up pub experience, The Bark & Spark, to celebrate our dogs being our ultimate dating partner

Do dogs really help single ‘hoomans’ charm their crush? Tinder members who feature their beloved pooch in their profile photos get their paws on 5% more matches, it’s been revealed.

So it’s no surprise that 29% of people admit that they’ve added a picture with a dog to their dating profiles to improve their chances of success. 

Dogs are so loved by young Brits, a huge 9 in 10 (91%) have revealed that it’s a deal-breaker if their dog doesn’t like someone.

So, what could be better than bringing your dog on your Tinder date?

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This month, the popular dating app is launching a first of its kind pop-up pub experience, The Bark & Spark, to celebrate our dogs being our ultimate dating partner. 

From Saturday 14th May to Sunday 15th May (12pm-12am), Manchester singles can get a drink on Tinder for a doggy date in Didsbury pub, The Dog and Partridge.

All that’s required is your Tinder profile and your canine companion for the perfect match making success.

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If you’re pondering whether to bring your Sausage Dog or even rope in your mate’s Frenchie for the date, it turns out that Huskies, closely followed by Golden Retrievers and German Shepherds are the most desirable furry four-legged friend for a potential match to have in tow.

But first, head to the ‘Animal Parent’ tile in Explore, where you’ll find animal lovers looking for a match. 

In support of ‘our best friend’ and wanting all dogs to belong to happy homes, Tinder is making a donation to leading animal welfare charity, Battersea, supporting the amazing work they do helping dogs and cats everywhere.

Photo: Jonathan Hordle/PA Wire

“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,” says Laura Wilkinson-Rea, Tinder.

“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.

“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.” 

The Bark & Spark pop-up pub will be at The Dog and Partridge, 665 Wilmslow Road, M20 6RA, Saturday 14th May to Sunday 15th May (12pm-12am).


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