Singles dating sites pets
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.
Many of the sites encourage users to bring their dogs on first dates to break the ice or size up canine chemistry.
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.
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.
The founder of one of the dog-focused dating services, You Must Love Dogs Dating.com, agreed.
Based on new data from the American Pet Products Association (APPA) overall spending on pets is expected to increase by 5.1 percent and exceed billion this year.
Owners embrace their pets with everything from monogrammed sweaters and personalized food and water bowls to gifts on special occasions.
“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.
But when they got home to their Fifth Avenue apartment from a romantic wedding trip to Europe, they found that the honeymoon was truly over.
Night after night, Trina’s two cats (who’d just moved in from Trina’s old place) would climb into the sack with them for their own 40 winks.
“If you find somebody with the same lifestyle passion, you don’t have to start out at square one,” North said.
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.
Sheryl Matthys, founder of Leashesand Lovers.com, a site “where dog lovers meet,” says that “when you talk about your dog, it reveals a lot about you.