Are dogs and cats good flirting companions?

In Paris, one in two people is single … and yet, meeting a soul mate has never been a barrier. In this quest, don’t underestimate the importance your pet can have, a weapon to attract the masses. Tips.

Hard to approach the young woman with the mint devil, eyes focused on her phone? Unless he sits on the terrace with his dog! There, two solutions emerged: try an eye-contact with the hair, or straight touch. A catchphrase like “Hello, he’s so cute, can I have him? It’s more valuable than a hand on the head (of the dog) without anyone’s question. And not too dangerous. A startled or protective dog can be bite and the encounter becomes more dramatic.

Get the puppies!

If you have a dog of your own, and rely on it to approach you, bet on a Labrador rather than a Rottweiler (Wells, 2004). And more outings as long as he’s a puppy: it’s the most social factor that exists. In addition, it can be very useful for animal socialization.

Once contact has been established, the subject of the dog makes it possible to start a conversation by avoiding a destabilizing face-to-face. It talks about something other than oneself, while gathering serious information about a person’s behavior or life: the dog’s choice of breed, name and character… much to say! Sophie confirmed this to us “If a guy I like tries to approach him through my dog ​​Oslo, I take the opportunity to say that my daughters are what he wants and that he took him to their father during the holidays “. Passed the message: Sophie is divorcing a mother of two children.

By taking an interest in someone’s dog, the person flirting should earn points: many pet owners have an almost parental relationship with their dog or cat. Especially since there is usually no compromise when the relationship continues. Béatrice, a 54-year-old childless bachelor in Paris, testified to this: “Me, they’ll take me to my dog, or they won’t take me, it’s not negotiable”.

Pongo and Perdita

Dog walking is also a great opportunity to meet a profile similar to yours! This is already a joint activity and an immediate topic of discussion. Sometimes, interacting with each other, dogs act as matchmakers. Stéphane, who often walks his Springer spaniel dog, Lolly, in the Bois de Boulogne, tells us: “One day, he was captured by a ferocious dwarf Spitz; his mistress apologized and we continued our walk together, the dogs already settled their activities. Since we usually all have exact times and walking routes, it’s easy to see him again. And over and over again, we went out one night without the dogs. “. A story reminiscent of the beginning of a famous Walt Disney cartoon …

It’s harder to make a bond if one is the owner of a cat, even if… “On a Paris-Nantes TGV, I started a conversation with my neighbor thanks to his cat traveling with he. I love cats, he loves them. Unfortunately, I also remember that when I first met him, he let go of his claws. He was less restrained than the train and he was no longer in his transport crate “.

The trend of dogfishing

Another solution to flirting with your pet: dating apps! Showing a photo with your dog or cat in your arms can add a lot of likes to a profile. In addition, this technique has a name: dog or catfishing. It immediately reflects a more pleasing, sympathetic and responsible human dimension. Not surprisingly, one in 10 profiles chose this seduction strategy. Benjamin Puygrenier, spokesman for Tinder in France confirmed this trend “Since it is possible to search profiles according to interests, we found that the category“ Mascot lover: team dog or team cat is one of the most working good on app meet.

To ride this trend, Tinder even launched a pop-up concept this month at partner pubs in Edinburgh, London and Manchester. The idea: meet there for a first date, and go with your dog. The name of the concept: “Bark & ​​Spark”, “barking and sparking” in French. Fast we can also enjoy it in France.

And if all of these methods of petting your dog or cat haven’t worked yet, you still have a chance, thanks to them, to never be alone.

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