Humans have Tinder, and now our fur babies have Pinder!
Users start by creating profiles for their furry friends — including a photo, location and favorite snack — and start swiping “yes” or “no” on pets in their area. Once a match is made, the pet parents have the option to start privately communicating with one another via social media including Facebook, Instagram or TikTok.
Pinder founder 26-year-old Kevin Botero says, "We're just taking the effective format of Tinder and applying it to the pet community. I personally know relationships that have come about through people walking their pets in the park, so it's definitely possible. On Pinder, you're getting that level of pet-obsessed parent you're looking for, which in reality is somebody just like you. These pet communities are often communicating on behalf of their pets. So we thought there really should be a more fun and direct way to connect pet parents.”
Pinder was soft launched earlier this month and is currently in an open beta phase, meaning users are free to try out the site, but updates are still being implemented. To kick off the swiping, they're holding a Pinder Halloween costume contest where all right swipes also translate to a vote for their costume.
So if you want to find your pet a four-legged friend, or just want to see puppies in cute costumes, check it out at pinderpets.com.