For most folks, finding out that a potential love interest is an ex-con, sex offender, or cheater would be unsettling (to say the least).But for some, there’s another deal breaker that can be just as heinous as the three listed above—not liking animals. That’s why an entire online dating niche industry has popped up as an alternative solution for folks who just couldn’t imagine life without their furry friends.
But with Tindog, we'd argue that the Tinderisation of modern life is almost complete. Perhaps someone will come up with a dating app for gay dog owners, called Grrrrindr.
According to their site, “Date My Pet online dating service is the leading online dating personals site created exclusively for pet lovers. If you’re an active, single, dog owner then your pooch is probably your best friend in the whole world.
A matchmaking personals service for you or your pets.” You can look for a date for your poodle, yourself, or both of you! This site is built around the philosophy that only other dog lovers can truly appreciate the bond between humans and their loyal companions. So, if the thought of dating someone who doesn’t like your dog makes you cringe, this might be the dating site for you.
Despite that setback, having a common interest such as pets can help the search for love. about one’s passion makes it feel like you are looking for a needle in a smaller and far more relevant and appealing haystack,” said Michal Ann Strahilevitz, a professor of marketing at Golden Gate University in San Francisco.
The founder of one of the dog-focused dating services, You Must Love Dogs Dating.com, agreed.