This super popular dating app just opened its own bar, so wait, are we back to regular dating now?
Finding a location to meet your Bumble date just got a little easier, now that the dating app is opening its very own bar.
The dating app — which boasts more than four million users, who swipe a collective 220 million times a day — is opening an IRL bar for the month of June in New York.
The pop-up bar, called The Hive, is designed for daters and friends alike to relax and unwind. In addition to serving alcohol, it also has a coffee bar. Bumble is planning several special events with sponsors like DryBar and Whispering Angel Rosé in the location as well, according to Food & Wine.
First dates are certainly nerve-racking, but the dating app is aiming to alleviate the pressure by also using the space as a place to convene the users of “Bizz”, Bumble’s non-romantic career networking service.
"It will follow the format of Bumble and offer something for everyone, Bumble CEO Whitney Wolfe told Mashable. “A place for dates to meet, friends to do activities together, and co-working for our bizz users. Bumble has allowed you to build your hive digitally, and now we're giving you an extension of that physically."
The Bumble team decided to have fun with the bar, by embracing the culture of online dating head on.
It even has a wall dedicated to “Dick Pics” — but don’t worry, it’s not what you think. It’s really just a series of pictures of famous people with the name Richard.
While the bar is temporary for now, Bumble said it plans to roll out the pop-up in other cities, with the potential to become a permanent space.
"Bumble has allowed you to build your hive digitally," Wolfe said. “And now we're giving you an extension of that physically."
Real life dating? Call us crazy, but this has potential.