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Puppy Love: Dating Sites Match Pet Lovers

Puppy Love“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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Puppy Love: Single Man Poses as Dog on Tinder

Puppy Love - TinderWhen I received an email from the Daily Mail letting me know that a San Francisco man posed as a 26-year old dog named “Hero” on Tinder, I had to chuckle. After all, a dog is man’s best friend and every girl is looking for her hero.

Still since Justin Mateen, co-founder of Tinder believes that their mobile app is a social discovery app and not a mobile dating app, I wasn’t surprised that this social experiment was received as a breath of fresh barking air. The responses flooded in from both women and men within a 100-mile radius.

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It’s a social networking experience, and people love pets, so it was certainly a way for the profile to stand out among the millions of other profiles that users are swiping right and left to. “Hero” a golden retriever, replied to curious swipers with a “woof woof” and “bark bark” with an occasional wagging of his tail.

After seven days as a male dog, Joe Veix posted that had 206 matches—154 guys and 52 girls. All of his responses were “woof woof” and occasional digital barking. When he switched to a female dog, the comments became a bit riskier.

Tinder is known to be fun and flirty. Like a game, so many people who have downloaded the Tinder mobile app spend hours-and-hours a day swiping right just to strike up a conversation with so many that they may or may not meet IRL.”

Rather than saying, ‘hey’ or ‘what’s up’ the “Hero” puppy profile allowed users of the app to have a bit of fun and laughter while responding to the barks from the dog profile.

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Tinder now claims 10 million matches a day and over 800 million swipes a day. Users are logging on for more than 1.5 hours a day. Will the future of Tinder fall into the hands of your four-legged pets?

I think it’s just a matter of time, before we’ll see a viral cat video on Tinder.

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Are you dating on Tinder? Your comments are welcome.

Julie Spira is America’s Top Online Dating Expert and Digital Matchmaker. She’s the host of Mobile Dating BootCamp and helps singles find love on the Internet and IRL. For more online dating advice, follow @JulieSpira on Twitter and sign up for the free Weekly Flirt newsletter.