Can you Dig it?

Austin singles will dig new dating app matching dogs and their owners

Austin singles will dig new dating app matching dogs and their owners

KVUE — For so many dog owners, pets are just a part of the family. So if you're dating someone who doesn't like them, it's probably not going to work out.

Since Austin has so many places that are dog-friendly, such as WeWork, a new dog-lover dating app called Dig had its launch party at the coworking space.

"That's what today's about: Dig the dog persons dating app," said Leigh Isaacson, one of the co-founders. "This is our seventh city we're launching in."

What started in New York and New Orleans has since spread. The goal is continue to grow — and the city of Austin makes sense. "Especially in Austin, we've been so excited to launch in Austin, we've been like kinda waiting," said Isaacson.

The app works just like any other dating app. You decide whether you like the person and their dog and then if there's a match you can start chatting and decide to meet up. The app also allows you to set up a date at a dog-friendly place. The idea all started, after a bad dating experience.

"My sister was dating a guy who tried to be a dog person but by the end of the relationship he wouldn't let the dog into the apartment. He would put towels down on the couch so the dog wouldn't touch anything, and she said she just wished she knew from the start that this wasn't going to work because of my dog," said Isaacson.

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