Singles dating sites pets
When Joanie Pelzer signed up with a dog-friendly online dating service a few years ago, she was honest about her Chihuahua — he likes people more than other dogs, craves attention, steals food and can’t stand to ride in the backseat of a car.
Even a man who loved animals as much as she did couldn’t keep up with her dog’s quirks.
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.
“That was the last time we were together,” Pelzer said.
Second, it’s a little less date-y and a little more date-y. Find friends, a single date, or a full-fledged relationship with a fellow dog-lover, and then tell people you met when your leashes got tangled together. These days, there’s a Meetup for just about everything, which means if you want to go to a bi-weekly corgi sweater walk around your city’s lake, there’s probably already a group that does that.
Meaning you can schedule play dates and find a walking buddy (which could lead to love, you never know), but also find your dog a playmate or even work with other members of the community to adopt or list a pet for adoption among a ton of other neat features. And if there isn’t, there’s probably a whole bunch of people who wish there were.
Many of the sites encourage users to bring their dogs on first dates to break the ice or size up canine chemistry.The founder of one of the dog-focused dating services, You Must Love Dogs Dating.com, agreed.“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.” But other veterans of the dating-service industry say focusing on a canine connection only adds an extra hurdle to finding love.“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 …