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.Many dating sites cater to religious, cultural and political preferences, but won't focus as heavily on interests like pets, music or travel, said Karen North, a professor of social media at the University of Southern California's Annenberg School of Journalism.
On their first date, her Chihuahua, Hubbell, stole the man's breakfast as they drove from New York City to Long Island.
They only had one more date.'Having a theme that is ...
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.'Dogs on first dates are amazing icebreakers,' said Kris Rotonda, who started up the site last year that now has 2 million members.
'You find out right off the bat how everyone in a relationship will fit in.''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 'To squeeze doggie behavior under the first date microscope and to analyze every little wag, nip or bark as further commentary on compatibility is just another way to uncover the fatal flaw of an otherwise potential romance,' added Mc Dermott, who now works for One Good Love.com, a gay, lesbian and bisexual matchmaking service.
Mc Dermott's concerns won't change Pelzer's plans to return to Pets 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.Have you ever dated someone who seemed to be a perfect match in every way — except that you couldn’t see eye-to-eye about your dog or cat?A mate who fails to love your pet can be the death of a relationship. (Unlike that boyfriend who is convinced that your cat is evil and hates him.) So how do you find that perfect pooch-loving partner? Believe it or not, there are dating sites specifically for people who love their dogs — and their cats and horses too.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.