“Young Americans are less likely to be homeowners or parents than previous generations, but one category they lead in, is pet ownership.
They shower their dogs with attention and splurge on expensive gifts because their dog is their best friend, and they want to be their dog’s best friend too,” Brandie Gonzales, pet lifestyle expert for Rover, said.
Despite that setback, having a common interest such as pets can help the search for love. about one’s passion makes it feel like you are looking for a needle in a smaller and far more relevant and appealing haystack,” said Michal Ann Strahilevitz, a professor of marketing at Golden Gate University in San Francisco.
She remembers unpleasant run-ins with dates from sites that don’t cater to animal lovers — once a man nudged her pooch off the couch.
LOS ANGELES — On these dating sites, a passion for pets will help you find more than just puppy love.
Sites like Pets and You Must Love Dogs have found a new niche as singles flock to computers and smartphones to find relationships, connecting dog owners to potential mates who enjoy long walks in the dog park and slobbery canine kisses as much as they do.
“When you consider how challenging it already is to find someone who offers what you are seeking in a romantic partner, and who seeks what you are offering, and where there is also mutual chemistry, and the timing is right …
you have to wonder who in their right mind would want to make it even more challenging by insisting on canine chemistry,” said Trish Mc Dermott, who spent 10 years as the dating expert and spokeswoman for
Or, if you're out of the dating market, did you seek out people with dogs to date when you were actively dating?