Puppy Love is about a couple of single people (played by Lucy Hale and Grant Gustin) who have a terrible first date after matching on Bumble. Lucy's dog gets Grant's dog pregnant (this is all in the trailer) and after a failed attempt on Grant's part to buy Plan B for the dog, they have to sort out puppy parenthood as they simultaneously sort out their feelings for one another.
I want to put the dog thing aside for a few minutes. Because Puppy Love's depiction of dating on the apps was, in my humble, very single opinion, so accurate.
There's having to figure out if you like a person based on a few pics and a few words. It's hard!
It's kind of terrifying to think you are being judged by so many people, day after day.
Sometimes you swipe right on people for the wrong reasons.
But just when you start to give up...you match with someone that seems really special.
Of course, now you have to actually get out of bed, get dressed, and go on a date.
And this better be worth it, because you are going to blowout your hair for the second time this year.
Meeting someone in person when you've only been talking on an app is extremely nerve-racking, by the way.
And there is also always, always the risk that they won't show up.
And then perhaps you'll bump into them at a bar and it will be extraordinarily awkward.
Your friends who aren't on the apps mean well, but they tend to give terrible advice.
And it seems like everyone else has settled down except for you and your one wild friend who never will.
So you decide to get back out there and try again, because this is a numbers game, after all.
Sometimes you're so disappointed by someone that you delete all the apps and decide it's just not worth it.
Then a week later you have bad date amnesia and it's back to swiping again.
You try again, one more time, because maybe this will be the time that you find someone who totally surprises you. Maybe you're about to realize that dating apps aren't so bad after all.
If you want to see how it works out for Lucy Hale, Grant Gustin, and their dogs who get preggers after a disastrous first date...watch Puppy Love. It's a cute rom-com with adorable dogs that just came out, and it is streaming here for free on Freevee.