You may have heard of Farmers Only, but the newest dating app for farmers isn’t looking to match humans; instead, the touted “Tinder for Cows” actually hopes to match livestock with their potentially perfect pairing.
The match-making app Tudder is working to connect approximately 42,000 farms throughout the United Kingdom. App creator, Hectare, hopes this app will help farmers breed their cows with desirable partners, an often difficult process in the ranching community.
The app hopes to speed up this often lengthy process.
“Tudder is a new swipe-led matchmaking app, helping farm animals across the U.K. find breeding partners in the quest for moo love,” reports description available on the Apple app store.
The dating app features images of the cows and includes descriptions like the cow’s family history, their age, location, calving ability, any health issues, and their estimated market value.
Should farmers show a mutual interest in each others’ livestock, the two are connected to a private chat room for more information.
Hectare has also helped connect farmers and livestock in the past. Their site, Sell My Livestock, allows farmers across the U.K. buy and sell livestock.
It’s estimated that around one-third of farmers in the U.K. use one of Hectare’s livestock platforms to connect with other farmers as a result.
This is incredibly beneficial for farmers who have difficulty traveling. In fact, it’s estimated that 15% of the world’s current population lives with a disability. With apps benefitting the negotiation process, it makes it easier than ever for anyone to connect with a possible match.
Unfortunately, Tudder is not available in countries outside of the United Kingdom. However, many citizens have started picking up on a similar trend that has shaken up the pet adoption industry.
With over six million animals ending up in shelters and rescue centers across the United States every year, app developers have been coming up with new ways to connect people with their future pets.
Just like Tudder, these apps are reminiscent of dating apps. Simply swipe through a series of pets in your area and you may find the perfect match for you.
The most recent dating app for dogs was released last month. Lithuanian app, GetPet, features a number of dogs and cats in local shelters. Should you swipe right on a pet you like, you can set up a chance to meet with them, play with them, and even take them for a walk.
“I really welcome this new app as it gives us more chances to find our pets new owners and a new home, and that means we can then help other dogs still on the streets,” claims one shelter owner, Ilona Reklaityte.
Though the app is receiving hundreds of new members each day, only a few matches have been made so far. As these types of apps grow and develop, however, they have the chance to streamline adoption processes for the better.
Like the United States, Lithuania has an ever-rising stray dog population. Though the app only features dogs, app developer Vaidas Gecevicius hopes to include more four-legged friends in the future.
Unfortunately, the jury is still out on whether or not GetPet will also cater to cows.
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