Once you send someone a date request, and they accept, a chat box opens so you can get some sense of whether you have any chemistry.
But the act of having the restaurant or bar right there at the start makes it feel much less nebulous than chatting on Tinder.
For a heartier, less refined Bavarian experience, head to the Ayinger Wirtshaus around the corner.
The Platzl Hotel is one of a kind in the Munich hotel landscape.
It joyfully plays on its long history and Bavarian identity but in recent years has also developed into a high-class, modern hotel.
It has a fantastic restaurant and traditional Wirtshaus (restaurant-pub).
Situated in the Altstadt, a couple of minutes from Marienplatz (with numerous S-Bahns and U-Bahns), Platzl is yards from the famous Hofbräuhaus.