India  

This many people will swipe right just to meet your dog

Video Credit: SWNS STUDIO - Duration: 00:58s - Published
This many people will swipe right just to meet your dog

This many people will swipe right just to meet your dog

When uploading photos for a dating profile, don't worry about being outshined by your friends — it's your DOG people are swiping for, according to new research.

Turns out, over a third (39%) of people have swiped right because they wanted to meet the dog in someone's profile more than they wanted to meet the person.

A survey of 2,000 Americans who have used a dating app (1,000 of whom own a dog) found having a cute pooch in the shot helped respondents find success matching online (63%).

Conducted by OnePoll on behalf of pet food brand "I and love and you," the survey examined the correlation of dating and pets in this modern age of swiping — and the love Americans have for their four-legged friends.

Choosing which photos to include on a dating profile can be a make-or-break, and the survey found non-dog owners wanted to reap the benefits of a pet, too.

Results revealed that 39% have even borrowed a friend's dog to use in their dating profile.

But this can backfire — of the 39% who have matched with someone who used a dog that didn't belong to them, more than half (53%) were "very upset" when the truth came out.

That's not the only lie people have told on their profiles; 58% have come across someone who didn't look like their profile photos, while 49% have encountered a match who was untruthful in the bio or description.

The survey not only looked at the elements of a successful profile, but also at relationships and how they can change when a pet is involved.

Thirty-seven percent of respondents have experienced a breakup in which a pet was involved — and 69% of those say they missed their pet as much as they missed their ex.

Fifty-three percent worried their pet would feel abandoned, and 31% admit they even stayed in the relationship longer than they should have because they didn't want to leave the pet.

"We believe pets are people too, so not only can a breakup be heartbreaking with your human partner, it can sometimes be even harder knowing you won't see your furry companion every day," said Lindsey Rabaut, VP of marketing at "I and love and you." "We want the best for them, even more so after a breakup." Considering the love people have for their four-legged friends, it's perhaps not surprising that 60% of respondents would prefer to spend Valentine's Day with a pet instead of a partner.

Respondents are eschewing the traditional romantic dinner — instead, 73% would rather stay home and have a night in.

Of dog owners surveyed, 83% admit to craving extra love from their furry friend around Valentine's Day.

They want to return the favor, too, as the vast majority plan to do something special for their dog around the holiday.

Top of the list was buying them a new toy (45%), followed by giving them a special dinner (44%) or buying them a special treat (44%).

Some owners might be planning to do something more permanent to show their love — they could join the third of dog-owning respondents who have a tattoo to show their love for their pet.

"Pets make the ultimate Valentines.

They love us unconditionally year-round.

One of our favorite ways to show our pets love is treating them to a delicious and nutritious meal," said Rabaut.

"Food is love for pets and humans.

Maybe even give them some extra special love with yummy treats, cuddles and tummy rubs.

They deserve all the love and attention in the world on Valentine's Day — and every day!"

When uploading photos for a dating profile, don't worry about being outshined by your friends — it's your DOG people are swiping for, according to new research.

Turns out, over a third (39%) of people have swiped right because they wanted to meet the dog in someone's profile more than they wanted to meet the person.

A survey of 2,000 Americans who have used a dating app (1,000 of whom own a dog) found having a cute pooch in the shot helped respondents find success matching online (63%).

Conducted by OnePoll on behalf of pet food brand "I and love and you," the survey examined the correlation of dating and pets in this modern age of swiping — and the love Americans have for their four-legged friends.

Choosing which photos to include on a dating profile can be a make-or-break, and the survey found non-dog owners wanted to reap the benefits of a pet, too.

Results revealed that 39% have even borrowed a friend's dog to use in their dating profile.

But this can backfire — of the 39% who have matched with someone who used a dog that didn't belong to them, more than half (53%) were "very upset" when the truth came out.

That's not the only lie people have told on their profiles; 58% have come across someone who didn't look like their profile photos, while 49% have encountered a match who was untruthful in the bio or description.

The survey not only looked at the elements of a successful profile, but also at relationships and how they can change when a pet is involved.

Thirty-seven percent of respondents have experienced a breakup in which a pet was involved — and 69% of those say they missed their pet as much as they missed their ex.

Fifty-three percent worried their pet would feel abandoned, and 31% admit they even stayed in the relationship longer than they should have because they didn't want to leave the pet.

"We believe pets are people too, so not only can a breakup be heartbreaking with your human partner, it can sometimes be even harder knowing you won't see your furry companion every day," said Lindsey Rabaut, VP of marketing at "I and love and you." "We want the best for them, even more so after a breakup." Considering the love people have for their four-legged friends, it's perhaps not surprising that 60% of respondents would prefer to spend Valentine's Day with a pet instead of a partner.

Respondents are eschewing the traditional romantic dinner — instead, 73% would rather stay home and have a night in.

Of dog owners surveyed, 83% admit to craving extra love from their furry friend around Valentine's Day.

They want to return the favor, too, as the vast majority plan to do something special for their dog around the holiday.

Top of the list was buying them a new toy (45%), followed by giving them a special dinner (44%) or buying them a special treat (44%).

Some owners might be planning to do something more permanent to show their love — they could join the third of dog-owning respondents who have a tattoo to show their love for their pet.

"Pets make the ultimate Valentines.

They love us unconditionally year-round.

One of our favorite ways to show our pets love is treating them to a delicious and nutritious meal," said Rabaut.

"Food is love for pets and humans.

Maybe even give them some extra special love with yummy treats, cuddles and tummy rubs.

They deserve all the love and attention in the world on Valentine's Day — and every day!"




You Might Like

Related news from verified sources

Video of cat thinking before hitting dog leaves internet in splits

The internet never fails to amuse netizens when it comes to quirky content. People have always...
Mid-Day - Published Also reported by •DNA


Dog, separated from owner, gets himself reported missing at police station

*Texas:* Even a dog knows that if one’s lost, then it is best to head to police station. And this...
Mid-Day - Published

Kolkata Police to induct dog breed that tracked Osama bin Laden

The Kolkata Police will be inducting into its combat force the dog breed that had helped the US Seal...
Mid-Day - Published


Tweets about this

Jaex411

Joshua Alon POTUS finally tweeted criticism about BLM, after how many weeks? Let's see how this goes, if the sensible American… https://t.co/URZje8Dc6S 5 seconds ago

LockettDown

Regine #RentCancellation RT @elizabethamber: After this year, so many more people will know what trauma is instead of thinking it's specific to veterans or children. 7 seconds ago

RobinOC38550024

Robin O’Connor RT @RepValDemings: We must face the reality: COVID is spreading rapidly in Florida. Unless we act, many people will lose their lives. Yet… 19 seconds ago

Borntotravel57

Jack Dieckhoner @WalshFreedom Say what you will about his craziness. There are so many like him in his district that keep sending… https://t.co/EG1QHBG2Qw 19 seconds ago

TinaWHansen

MostlyVikingALittleBitBritish🇳🇴🇩🇰🇩🇪🇪🇺🇬🇧 RT @mrjamesob: If there is any genuine confusion about the efficacy of an app as opposed to track & trace being done entirely by memory & s… 19 seconds ago

DMMJ314

DMJ314 @NikkiHaley @AJ13962042 Well you should to be the one talking about it. Try to get on some MSM channels and presen… https://t.co/uUm7qCp96J 20 seconds ago

drewmilward

Oswald.🕊 🔗 RT @themjitems: Michael said “my fans are a part of me, we share something that most people will never experience” - this couldn’t be truer… 28 seconds ago

_kkibum

madi ♡s levi if the death rate is 0.4% in america this is how many people will die https://t.co/rwsmaWTtfl 42 seconds ago


Related videos from verified sources

Oklahoma City Woman Accuses Animal Welfare of Poor Treatment While it Had Her Dog [Video]

Oklahoma City Woman Accuses Animal Welfare of Poor Treatment While it Had Her Dog

A dog owner accused Oklahoma City Animal Welfare of returning her pet in poor health after being in their custody for 85 days.

Credit: KFOR     Duration: 01:50Published
11-Year-Old Boy Could Lose Arm After Being Attacked by Neighbor's Dogs [Video]

11-Year-Old Boy Could Lose Arm After Being Attacked by Neighbor's Dogs

An 11-year-old boy is fighting for his life after two dogs attacked him while he was on a bike ride in Oklahoma.

Credit: KFOR     Duration: 01:54Published
Rescues in Action Feb. 29 | Bella needs lifelong pal [Video]

Rescues in Action Feb. 29 | Bella needs lifelong pal

For more information about Bella or to complete an adoption application, visit the Husky Haven of Florida website at www.huskyhavenfl.org.

Credit: ABC Action News     Duration: 01:51Published