Man takes his dog’s previous owner on date after matching with her on Tinder

Twitter user JimNo went viral after revealing he matched with his Labrador’s former owner on Tinder – and the pair then went for a date together

A man has taken his dog’s previous owner on an ‘emotional’ date after matching with her on Tinder.

Twitter user JimNo went viral after revealing he matched with his Labrador’s former owner on the dating app.

The pair only discovered their unlikely connection after speaking about a dog which just so happened to have the same unusual name.

JimNo shared the exchange on Twitter in a post which has been retweeted more than 6,000 times and has received more than 100,000 likes.

In the conversation, his date said: “Just throwing it out there, my lab was called Onyx too. Weird.”

When asked if her dog had to be rehomed, she replied: “He was unfortunately put up for adoption in 2018 when I was like 17, don’t think I’ve been so upset in my whole life, he was the best.”

She added: “If it was my choice definitely wouldn’t have let him go!”

The realisation hits when JimNo replied: “I’ve only had Onyx that long…”

Twitter users begged him to take the Labrador on the date with him, with some even calling for the pair to get married.

Following their date, JimNo wrote on Twitter: “Many tears, some great memories and one very happy dog” along with images of his black Labrador Onyx meeting his former owner.

He added: “Onyx unfortunately didn’t remember her at first, but you could see that there was something there by the end of it. We’ll see each other regularly too.”

A Twitter user commented: “Yaaaas the update we’ve all been waiting for.”