After all, most dog lovers think nothing of approaching and talking to a total stranger, provided that person is holding the leash of a friendly-looking dog.It is just this type of easy, natural interaction that makes singles services for dog lovers such a great way to meet new people.
Rollerblading in Central Park one day, she came across a man walking a Golden Retriever puppy.“I saw the adorable dog first,” she says, “and as I usually do, I went straight to the dog to pet her, not even noticing the blond, blue-eyed man at the other end of the leash.” Once she recovered from the irresistible force of nature that is puppy cuteness, Michelle finally noticed the cute guy standing patiently nearby.I don’t want to talk to someone who might immediately dismiss someone on height alone (because, let me tell you, I thoroughly lack it). I was most wary of Must Love Pets because, I mean, look at this: And I was right to be wary.Registration was easy enough, but the accompanying email pushed paying for a “premium membership.” (Really, to make any dollar amount worth it, it would have to be a different site.) Like Single Cat Lovers, Must Love Pets required me to categorize my physical attributes.Except for this part: A video lady who, without warning or invitation, introduces the site to you, appearing on screen like a digital Tinkerbell.
“We made Purrsonals just for you,” she coos, cat in arms. Registration was typical enough, although the personality criteria (which you to fill out) felt a little limiting — how on Earth do I describe the personalities of the social groups I belong to?What you may not know is that there are a growing number of organizations and companies specifically devoted to connecting single dog lovers with like-minded individuals who are just as pooch-crazy as you are.This immediately gives you something in common with everyone else using the service, and it also allows you to make the most of that wonderfully effective ice breaker—your dog.Would you sign up for a dating site specific to cat lovers? LIKE MANY SINGLES, YOU CAN’T STAND THE BAR SCENE, FEEL awkward making small talk at parties—and if your parents try to set you up with one more aesthetically-challenged loser, you’re going to put yourself up for adoption.Like I said, I don’t want to be friends with someone who places so much importance on body type.