The dating app, Hinge, has teamed up with Uber so now if you’re single and want to date people but make sure your pets get on as well, you can get 50% off two Uber pet trips to and from your first date to make sure your Hinge match is all fine with everyone concerned – including the pets! This move stems from Hinge’s research which found it’s a deal breaker for Hinge users when a potential partner doesn’t get along with their pet.
Hinge carried out a survey and 71% of Aussie Hinge users said their potential partner’s first reaction to their pet is important. As well, 64% of Aussie Hinge users said their potential partner disliking or not getting along with their pet is a deal breaker.
The deal with Uber has started and runs until next Monday, 21st June, so the first 5,000 matched Hinge couples in Australian cities where Uber Pet is available will be eligible for the 50% Uber Pet discount code. To match, Hinge users must like or comment on the new Hinge Photo Prompt, ‘Are you a dog person because’, and their prospective Hinge date will also be eligible for the discount.
The Uber Pet ride discount codes will be sent via email from Hinge on Wednesday, 23rd June. The discount codes will be valid to use to and from a date for nearly two weeks and matched Hinge users are urged to take advantage of the offer and organise their first date IRL. Hinge users are encouraged to observe Australian federal and state COVID-19 restrictions and take all required precautions.
Pets are our loyal companions and highly valued family members. They also make the ultimate wingman as 43% of Aussie Hinge users are more drawn to those who own pets, particularly dog owners (69%). Close to two thirds (64%) of Aussie singles on Hinge think pets contribute to a healthy relationship, as pet ownership shows a form of commitment (57%) and that they bring more fun into the relationship (55%).
Dr Kate Adams, Owner & Head Veterinarian of Bondi Vet and Hinge Puppy Chemistry Expert, backed the importance of getting the tick of approval when it comes to your pooch and a potential suitor: “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.”
“Most pets just want a little love, attention and acceptance, so uncovering this on your date is important,” she added. “For those that might not own a car, it can be hard to bring a furry friend on a date for a vibe check. 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.”
Uber Australia’s Head of Rider Operations, Margarita Peker said: “Uber is proud to be able to give pet lovers peace of mind that their much-loved companions will be welcomed along for a comfortable and reliable ride with Uber Pet. Once we saw how important it is to most Hinge users that their dates approve of their pet and vice versa, we knew we could provide an easy and safe way to transport them from A to B.”
To redeem, you need to:
- Download the Hinge app via the App Store or Google Play
- Download the Uber app via the App Store or Google Play
- Update your Hinge profile with the new Photo Prompt ‘Are you a dog person because’
- Match with prospective dates by liking or commenting on the Photo Prompt ‘Are you a dog person because’
- Wait for your code! On Wednesday, 23 June, up to 10,000 unique Uber Pet ride discount codes will be sent via email from Hinge on a first-come-first-served basis.
- To apply the discount code, open the Uber app and tap on the Menu bar found in the left corner. Select ‘Wallet’ then scroll down and hit ‘Add promo code.’ Add in your unique 50% off Uber Pet discount code. You should enter the promo code shortly before ordering your Uber Pet trip as the code is valid for 24 hours after entry.
- Last but not least, find a pet-friendly venue and tee up your date. Then grab your furry wingman and use the 50% off Uber Pet discount to get off the Hinge app, into your Uber and out on a great date during the close to two week period.
About Hinge: Hinge is the dating app for people who want to get off dating apps. In today’s digital world, singles are so busy matching that they’re not actually connecting, which is what matters most. Hinge is on a mission to change that. So we built an app that’s designed to be deleted. On Hinge, there are no rules, timers, or games. Instead, you’ll connect with your most compatible matches, and you’ll have unique conversations over what you’ve shared on your detailed profile.
About Uber Pet: Uber Pet is specifically designed to give pet lovers peace of mind that their much-loved companions will be welcomed along for a comfortable and reliable ride. When you request an Uber Pet ride, you’ll be matched with a driver-partner who’s comfortable having you and your pet in their car.
It’s important for owners to ensure their pet is comfortable and safe during car transport. Check out RSPCA for instructions on how to safely restrain your pet. Uber Pet is available in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Gold Coast, Canberra, Newcastle, Hobart, Cairns, Sunshine Coast, Geelong, Wollongong and Darwin.