Hold The Phone, Your Favourite Dating App Just Opened Its Own Bar

Bumble has just launched it's own pop-up bar for daters, friends and workers, and we're already in the queue.

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Once you've made that winning connection with a new match on a dating app, and gone through the rounds of back and forth questioning to check that a) said match isn't a serial killer and b) has good chat, then comes the annoying task of deciding where to meet your new date.

After all, there's only so many times you can visit your local pub for a cheeky gin & tonic before you're on first name terms with the owner.

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'No Rick, this is a new one,' you whisper to the bartender as your date approaches you with an awkward hug/kiss/handshake.

So, that's why our favourite dating app, Bumble, has opened its very own bar to alleviate the pressure of choosing a first-time date location and to serve as a place where non-romantic connections can meet to network.

After all, in line with Bumble's recent billboards aimed at empowering women, encouraging them to 'be the CEO their parents always wanted them to marry', you don't need a romantic connection to find happiness.

The pop-bar, aptly called The Hive, is open for one month this June in New York, and will serve alcohol and coffee, as well as putting on some special sponsored events in association with Forbes, DryBar and Whispering Angel Rosé, according toFood & Wine.

Bumble CEO Whitney Wolfe told Mashable: 'It will follow the format of Bumble and offer something for everyone.'

'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,' she added.

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What's more, the Hive has a wall dedicated to 'Dick Pics'. And no, it's not a wall of shame but a wall featuring the faces of famous people called Richard.

While the bar is temporary, Bumble said it plans to roll out the pop-up in other cities, and might one day become a permanent space.

Here's hoping.

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