March 6, 2012
There are plenty of good reasons to own a dog. They make you happier, help you lose weight, entertain and give you company, help your children learn responsibility, but above all they give you unconditional love that is so hard to get from humans, except your mother perhaps.
If all those reasons are not enough for you to get a dog, it is now scientifically proven that owning a dog makes you more attractive to the opposite sex.
According to a recent survey conducted by Dogs Trust, the UK’s largest dog welfare society, 60% of the 700 respondents said that owning a dog can make people more attractive, while 85% believe that people with a dog are more approachable.
Furthermore, almost all the respondents (95%) said they would feel more comfortable talking to a stranger if they had a dog. When asked why, 2/3 of the respondents said that people who have dogs seem friendlier, more trustworthy and approachable.
Clarissa Baldwin, CEO of Dogs Trust comments:
“The results of this research come as no surprise to Dogs Trust, as we hear stories every day of people meeting new friends or a partner through their dog. Put simply, the world is a friendlier place when you have a dog.
This research shows that not only are dog owners perceived as more approachable and friendly, but that having a dog can make you more attractive. With canine companions making such great ice breakers too, they really are the 21st century cupid!”
And she is so right. Imagine this scenario: you are walking in the park enjoying the morning sun and see a member of the opposite sex that you’d like to approach, but don’t really know how to so you just forget about the whole thing to avoid potential embarrassment. Now if that person has a dog, you don’t hesitate, but simply approach the dog!
On top of assuming that someone owning a dog is a friendly person, people also assume a couple of other things. For instance someone, who is affectionate with an animal, is also likely to be affectionate and caring with their partner. Similarly, everyone knows that having a dog is a long term commitment, so a person who is mature enough to commit to a dog is also more likely to be a good long term relationship material.
If chatting up strangers in the park doesn’t seem like your kind of thing, there are plenty of other ways your pooch can help you find romance, including dating sites for dog lovers, speed dating and many more.