What’s more, of self-described dog lovers say they’re more attracted to someone who owns a pooch.
But what happens if you don’t have a friendly canine to play Cupid?
I’ve been trying to get back into dating, and recently, encouraged by my friends at Vetstreet, I took a chance with some online sites, specifically those geared toward pet lovers like myself.
My Pugs are part of the family, and any man who wants to get serious about me also needs to be serious about my dogs. Most online dating sites allow users to set up a profile and browse for free, which makes it easy to see what’s out there; a site specifically geared toward pet owners is a good way to search for potential partners who understand your commitment to your furry companions.
This site is the best option if you’re interested in a dog-owner-specific matchmaking service.
Love Me, Love My Pets: While not all profiles at Love Me, Love My Pets are pet-specific, the site offers a wide variety of potential dates to choose from.
In fact, 68% think it would be ‘’a distraction’’ if someone was to bring a pet along on a first date.
(That said, the other 32% would find it ‘’charming’’ so it does perhaps depend on who you are dating!
If you’ve got a cat, you might still be in luck – 11% of singles who like pet owners (and 49% of self-described cat lovers) think that owning a moggy boosts someone’s attraction factor.
Meanwhile, 5% would like you to have both a dog The survey also found that a great place to make the most of this attraction boost is online: 68% of singles say it’s extra attractive when a person’s dating profile photo includes a pet.