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An old red raincoat, mud-splattered jeans and a pair of wellies wouldn’t normally be my first choice of attire for a romantic meeting.Neither would I usually start a date by grabbing a lead and shouting “walkies” at my West Highland terrier Matilda, or hanging around a park, desperately trying to recognise a dog (and his owner) I have only ever seen in a picture.“If we went out for dinner I wouldn’t be wearing this,” I said, wondering how he might respond. He reeled off a couple of places famed for their seafood. To be honest I was finding it tough, which was weird as I can usually talk to anyone about anything in the park. Unsurprisingly I haven’t had any further messages from Will but just because our first date wasn’t a success doesn’t mean Matilda and I are giving up on doggy dating.“I think Tindog is such a fab idea,” I finally said. People with dogs just find it much easier to start talking, don’t they? In fact we have arrangements to meet a dog called Cookie and a man called Al next week.* Name has been changed.We buy high-end purses such as the JCLA Boutique's Rescue Me Totes for our dogs to reside in while driving around town.We schedule neighborhood dog walks, and dress our pets in outfits and booties worth being viewed on Rodeo Drive.And yet there I was, a perfectly sensible 41-year-old single mother, standing in the rain in Richmond Park, south-west London, scouring the horizon for Will* and his dog Oscar. Tindog – a new dating app aimed at singleton dog-lovers.It works in a similar way to famous “swiping” dating app Tinder – you scroll through pictures of dogs and their owners until you see one you like.
According to Today Show.com, new sites such as Match for your dogs to meet other canine friends and Spot Wag, a support service to help you find the best doggy hotel or sitter for when you travel can help man's best friend find love and happiness on the Internet.As a way of meeting new friends and potential suitors it seemed pretty risk-free and certainly preferable to traditional dating sites and evening meet-ups in bars and restaurants. Lots of people sign up simply looking for friendship and dog-walking companions.And it’s proving popular – the UK is the fourth biggest user of the app worldwide. Friends who were old hands at internet dating instructed me not to use my real name, not to use a photo that was anywhere else on the web and not to give away too much about myself.I fell at the first hurdle and let the free app copy all my details from another social media site to save me typing it all in. My son William, 12, was equally horrified, worrying that Matilda might not like my potential Mr Right.
But I refused to be put off and just a couple of weeks after installing the app on my phone, I was on my first date.Well, I was waiting in a rainy car park to go walkies with Will and Oscar.To be fair it was the picture of Will’s dog – an appealing white fluffball with expressive brown eyes – that really drew me in, rather than his own photo (tall, darkhaired and posh-looking in a Hugh Grant way).If two people like each other’s pictures they are put in touch.