A dating app for dog lovers has taken the U.S. by storm – with it set to hold more launch events across the country. Dig, a Tinder-style platform, has already been activated in cities such as Austin, Atlanta, Miami and San Francisco, but is being rolled out to others including Denver and Dallas from the end of June. Co-founder of Dig Casey Isaacson told the Denver Post: “Our overall goal with Dig is to provide an easy, fun way to connect dog lovers who are looking to find more love in their life of the two-legged variety.” The platform sees members look at other dog users’ profiles and allows them to message in the same way Tinder does. Its aim is to help dog lovers avoid dates with people who would not accept their pet – but it is also available for prospective dog owners. And the app even suggests dog-appropriate dates for the users, as well as a filter based on the size of dog deemed acceptable.
The app was set up in New Orleans in Louisiana but first launched in New York City on Valentine’s Day last year. It was sparked when other co-founder Leigh Isaacson emailed publishing company McClatchy to boast of its 65,000 users across the US. Isaacson said: “You will likely have better luck finding a match in the cities where we’ve thrown launch events, started marketing, and started connecting with dog businesses and rescues in a certain area.” But she added: “Some cities, like Dallas and San Diego, have taken off on their own.”
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