I was dating a guy and wasn’t really sure if I wanted to continue with the relationship. One night my dog just walked up to him, unprovoked, and bit him. No warning, no altercation, the dog just bit him. I was shocked and perplexed. Wrapping my head around what just happened I realized, the dude was done!
If you like someone romantically, you better get along with their dog, too. A survey was conducted by the dog-walking company Wag!, and it found that four out of five dog owners said their dog’s reaction to a potential partner affects their feelings about the relationship.
Additionally, 86 percent of survey respondents said they would actually break up with a partner who didn’t like their dog. In fact, survey respondents said a potential mate not liking their dog was worse than that person not wanting kids, being a bad tipper, or having bad fashion sense.
“It comes as no surprise to us at Wag! that dog parents place a premium on their dogs’ opinions of other humans and that this plays a deciding factor in their love lives,” said Wag! CEO Hilary Schneider in a statement.
What do you think? Could your dog have this much of an effect on your romantic life?