Mc Dermott points out that new love is hard enough to foster, without any added issues.
“To squeeze doggie behavior under the first date microscope and to analyze every little wag, nip or bark as further commentary on compatibility is just another way to uncover the fatal flaw of an otherwise potential romance,” added Mc Dermott, who now works for One Good Love.com, a gay, lesbian and bisexual matchmaking service.
“Dogs on first dates are amazing icebreakers,” said Kris Rotonda, who started up the site last year that now has 2 million members.
“You find out right off the bat how everyone in a relationship will fit in.” But other veterans of the dating-service industry say focusing on a canine connection only adds an extra hurdle to finding love.
“When you consider how challenging it already is to find someone who offers what you are seeking in a romantic partner, and who seeks what you are offering, and where there is also mutual chemistry, and the timing is right …
you have to wonder who in their right mind would want to make it even more challenging by insisting on canine chemistry,” said Trish Mc Dermott, who spent 10 years as the dating expert and spokeswoman for
LOS ANGELES — On these dating sites, a passion for pets will help you find more than just puppy love.
Must Love Pets: Is “must love dogs” at the top of your list of requirements for a potential mate? Most profiles include specifics about beloved dogs, and Must Love Pets’ clients are generally looking to date other canine aficionados.Many of the sites encourage users to bring their dogs on first dates to break the ice or size up canine chemistry.Many dating sites cater to religious, cultural and political preferences, but won’t focus as heavily on interests like pets, music or travel, said Karen North, a professor of social media at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Journalism.It is because we care about what we do and the people who join us that we believe we are the online dating service of choice for animal lovers.You can join for free and even browse and make contact for free! Whether you are a dog lover, a horse lover, a cat lover or a tortoise lover, you have come to the right place to find that unique, special person.Even a man who loved animals as much as she did couldn’t keep up with her dog’s quirks.On their first date, her Chihuahua, Hubbell, stole the man’s breakfast as they drove from New York City to Long Island. “I still wonder if Hubbell didn’t have something to do with that,” said Pelzer, 47, an actress who runs her own social media company and met the man on Pets If you’re a woman looking for a good man, however, your options may be pretty limited, even among other pet owners.Finally, finding someone who loves pets — and is everything else you’re hoping for in a partner — is more complicated than just browsing a doggy dating website.Have you ever dated someone who seemed to be a perfect match in every way — except that you couldn’t see eye-to-eye about your dog or cat?A mate who fails to love your pet can be the death of a relationship. (Unlike that boyfriend who is convinced that your cat is evil and hates him.) So how do you find that perfect pooch-loving partner? Believe it or not, there are dating sites specifically for people who love their dogs — and their cats and horses too.