“And the called it puppy love.”
You might remember that song from the Donny Osmond hit. There’s some truth to the fact that puppy love exists in your hearts and in your homes.
When it comes to dating, “niche” online dating sites and mobile apps will help pet lovers find other pet lovers, to make a marriage made in pet heaven.
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In a Match survey, they found that singles love pets, with 64% saying they own a pet.
In this television interview, I shared my thoughts on dating sites for pet lovers.
As a dating expert and coach who has been helping singles find love online for over 20 years, I’ve seen first hand how online dating has changed with these new niche dating sites. I’m a big proponent of pet themed sites.
“Niche dating sites such as Date my Pet and Pet People Meet are now available to singles.”
“When we’re looking at blending a family, guess what, you’re blending your pets as well.”
As a dating ice-breaker, I suggested a pet-themed date for dog and cat owners.
“I love having dates at dog parks. I think it’s just a very relaxing way to get to know someone without any pressure. It’s like the coffee date, only you’re bringing your pet.”
In my book, The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online, in Chapter 14, I wrote about ‘The Boy Next Door.” He had a rescue dog, who joined his dates for dinner in the dining room every night. It was important for this man to see if his dog and his date were compatible. This is common, as pet lovers might take their dogs or cats on vacation with them.
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If you are allergic to cats or dogs, I highly recommend you mention it in your online dating profiles. However, don’t post a primary shot with your pets. Leave those to secondary photos in your mobile dating or Internet dating profiles.
Wishing you much love and joy in cyberspace, or wherever you may roam. xo
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Julie Spira is America’s Top Online Dating Expert and Digital Matchmaker. She was an early adopter of the Internet and has been coaching singles on finding love online for over 20 years.
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Julie Spira is America's Top Online Dating Expert. She's an award-winning dating coach who's been helping singles find love online for 25+ years. Follow @JulieSpira on IG.