The person-to-pet trickle down effect has provided dogs with everything from facials to Halloween costumes.
It was only a matter of time until dogs got a dating app, too.
Gray and his colleagues also predicted that when it comes to signaling the qualities of a date as a potential parent, interactions with dogs would provide more salient cues than those with cats, because dogs are generally thought to require more care and attention.
The researchers also investigated intergenerational differences in the roles pets play in dating.
Are you single and interested in dating a fellow pet lover and animal lover?
Believe it or not, most of the population has a soft spot for animals and many more women than men are pet lovers!
That special something can be summed up by the feel of soft fur rubbing against one's leg, the purr after a satisfying neck scratch, and friendship of the feline sort.
"There are a lot of people out there who want to meet others who share a common interest like pets," says Robert Yau, who founded Date My five years ago and more recently started the social networking site My Cat
(See more here.) The catch was that half the time Antoine was alone and half the time he was accompanied by a cute little grey dog named Gwendu. But do pets really affect the dating strategies of today's singles in the real world? Are women more attracted to men who adopt a rescue dog? (Read the original article here.) The research team was led by University of Nevada-Las Vegas anthropologist Peter Gray.“SINGLE FEMALE CAT OWNER: Seeks male companion who likes cuddling, playing ball and doesn't mind hearing the occasional "meow" in the middle of the night.” It used to be that lonely-hearted, pet-owning singles would take out personal ads, hoping a potential match wouldn’t end up being allergic or averse to their cat.Now there’s a way to cut to the chase: A variety of cat-themed dating Web sites and social networks have launched in the last few years on the premise that pet owners share a special something that they seek in a spouse -- or even in a good friend.Then location-based tracking finds dogs in your area, and a bunch of different dogs, looking for love, come on screen.Swipe right to add the dog to your list of favorites (the dog automatically swipes right for you, too, because they're equal opportunity lovers), and left to pass.