Mc Dermott’s concerns won’t change Pelzer’s plans to return to Pets She remembers unpleasant run-ins with dates from sites that don’t cater to animal lovers — once a man nudged her pooch off the couch.
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.
“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 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.LOS ANGELES — On these dating sites, a passion for pets will help you find more than just puppy love.Sites like Pets and You Must Love Dogs have found a new niche as singles flock to computers and smartphones to find relationships, connecting dog owners to potential mates who enjoy long walks in the dog park and slobbery canine kisses as much as they do.Many of the sites encourage users to bring their dogs on first dates to break the ice or size up canine chemistry.