Dating women with dogs
They were also twice as likely to judge their date based on how they interacted with a four-legged friend."Results show that women express more discerning views of the role of pets in dating than men," the researchers wrote.
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I felt like the whole process was sort of dehumanizing.
To me, it felt weird judging a slew of real, multifaceted human beings based on a few blurry pictures and a two-line bio.
Of the 1,210 people who responded, 61 percent were women — and dogs and cats were by far the most common pets listed.
(Still no word from science on the impact of exotic pets on one’s dating life; though I do know a guy who made his future wife choose between him and her parrot after the bird repeatedly tried to bite his face.) The study’s researchers theorised that “women will place more value on how a potential mate interacts with their pet than will single men” — and the results proved them right: The ladies were more than twice as likely as the gents to say that they were attracted to someone because he had a pet, and also about twice as likely to judge their date based on how they reacted to a furry companion. Dogs are more commonly used as social barometers in the dating scene — about 32 percent of the 20-something women surveyed said that a guy with a feline friend was a potential deal-breaker.) So why are women more likely to swoon over a partner with a dog?