What are 5 benefits of owning a dog? The Ultimate Guide

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Dogs make us more attractive to prospective partners.

Not only can dog’s help you make friends; they might actually make you more attractive. This study found that dog ownership increased attractiveness among certain groups of men in the dating pool. According to another study by Direct Line, 46% of Brits believe animal lovers make more attractive prospective partners. Approximately one third of survey participants believe that dog owners are more loyal, compassionate, and kind. The survey also found that women are more likely to be attracted to animal lovers than men.

So, dogs help us make friends and can help us to be perceived as attractive – great! Now let’s consider how having a dog might additionally benefit your search for love – particularly on online dating apps and websites. Can dogs help our online dating efforts? The answer seems to be an overwhelming yes!

A study by the pet food brand “I and love and you” found that out of 2,000 Americans surveyed, 39% swiped right on a person’s profile simply because they wanted to meet their dog. Now that’s what we call love at first sight!

So adding some adorable dog selfies to your dating profile can increase your likelihood of matching with someone new. But watch out – honesty is the best policy here – as those who matched with someone who posted photos with a dog that was not theirs, reported being ‘very upset’ when it was revealed that the dog did not belong to them.

Another way dogs can help us get dates: New dog dating apps and websites are popping up all the time, and their aim is specifically to bring dog lovers together.

Dogs help keep us safe.

For a long time, dogs have served as guardians and protectors, keeping their human families safe. There are dogs that sniff out allergens, and even dogs which can detect prostate cancer. Not to mention guide dogs, hearing dogs, service dogs, and therapy dogs. In this way, dogs play a vital role in helping the blind and deaf, protecting us from intruders, illness and more.

Health Benefits of Owning a Dog