One of the obstacles when meeting new people is learning what they will and not accept about you, and vice versa. While personality quirks can be ok, there are a few deal-breakers that I’ve come up against in the world of dating, one of them being if they like pets.
I have two cats. I grew up with a cat. I will probably always own a pet. My home feels empty without a pet the few years I’ve gone without one. I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels this way. So when playing the field, it’s important that the person I meet not only be ok with the fact that I have cats but also be ok with all that entails: cat hair on things, a litter box in my house, and responsibilities I have towards the care of my pets.
Many online dating sites have questions regarding pets and the types that someone may like or own. However, someone may say they like dogs but may not like big dogs or may like cats but would not want to live with one. As the world of online dating becomes more focused on lifestyles, there has been a spike in the number of dating sites that are pet-specific.
If you’re looking to see if there’s someone out there for you and your furry buddy, try the following online dating sites:
- Date My Pet – this is a site that is filled with pet owners and pet lovers. The motto of the site is, “Date me. Date my pet.” It is free to signup and you can search by state, age range, and the type of pets someone may own.
- LoveMeLoveMyPets.com – This dating site is free to join, free to search, and you can message or “wink” at another user that you find interesting. During signup, you are asked to complete a profile that asks about your habits, what you like, don’t like, and if you are religious as well as your pets.
- Wagger – This dating website allows you to not only search and contact other people but also has a chat feature, allows you to see who has visited your profile, and has a guestbook feature where you can update your status (similar to Facebook). Other users can get a glimpse into your day to day by reading your guestbook and leave comments. So aside from meeting someone to date, you could also meet some new friends.
Aside from online dating sites, sometimes the good old-fashioned way of meeting someone works just as well. Going to the dog park, hiking with your furry friend, volunteering at your local humane shelter, participating in events for charities, and sitting in the waiting room at your vet are all places where you could randomly strike up a conversation with another pet lover and find yourself exchanging phone numbers to meet up later.
If you’ve got a great story about meeting your pet-friendly soulmate, let us know in the comments!
photo by Anthony van Dyck