Meet Your New Dating Service: Your Pet

By Brittney O'Neill Dec 5, 2016

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Pets mean everything to you. They greet you when you come home from work, they love you unconditionally and they never judge you. Research suggests that your pet could even help your love life.
In 2014, Match.com surveyed 1,210 singles who owned pets. Questions included “Would you judge a date based on who that person reacted to your pet?” and “Have you ever used your pet to attract a date?”
Out of the 1,210 total responses, 277 men and 553 women (830 total) felt that how someone reacted to a pet made a difference in how the person judged his or her date.
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The overwhelming response from women is that single guys who adopt dogs were the most attractive options. Women rated dogs as the “hottest,” while smaller mammals, including guinea pigs and rabbits, were the least attractive draws.
There are a few reasons why dogs are a top draw. Psychologically speaking, women may feel as if men who can take care of dogs have better paternal instincts than those who don’t. Dogs are harder to take care of compared to cats, so a household with a well-behaved pooch signifies a lot of emotional and physical investment in the well-being of the most vulnerable member of the family.
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What’s the takeaway from all of this? If you’re a fantastic pet parent to a well-behaved dog and you’re single, don’t despair. If your future mate likes your dog and vice versa, you’ve got a match made in doggy paradise.
Source: Nationalgeographic
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