what is the location of the couple’s pets?

In France, more than 22 million cats and dogs will live in our homes by 2021 (Statista 2022). True perfect family members for most owners, their numbers have continued to grow over the years. Now very much in our daily lives, Vetocanis asked the Ifop institute to ask the French about the involvement of animals in their romantic relationship and dedicated an article on this topic. Woopets has revealed a preview of some key figures.

Today, cats and dogs have a special place in French homes. As the American essayist aptly pointed out Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson : “ Dogs never lie when they talk about love. »

For the request of Vetocanis, the leading French brand of care products for pets, Ifop asked more than 1,000 people who have or have had hairballs. The investigation is to determine the role of these small animals in the romantic relationship.

Even if they facilitate contact and represent an asset of seduction, our 4-legged friends can also be a source of stress, as well as breakup. These events appear especially when daily care, such as veterinary consultations, posture sessions or even walking, is not equally provided by the couple. But let’s start at the beginning and look first at the involvement of animals in the birth of a romance.

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Light the power of attraction to our 4-legged friends

Do pets act like magnets? Basically, they know how to make a connection between people and facilitate contact. A plethora of romantic relationships have emerged because of their power of attraction. To attract the chosen one to their heart, some do not hesitate to play this card of great value.

23% of respondents who own or have owned an animal used it in a seduction process. 18% said they could. Young adults aged between 18 and 24 are the most likely to benefit from it: 43% of them have already used this “technique”. It must be said that 22% of the people surveyed in this survey said they were attracted to men or women with a hairball on their side. This company will reject only 5%.

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In addition, the attraction between pet owners seems to be very strong: 31% of owners feel an attraction to other “parents” of cats and dogs. Women (26%) were more affected by this phenomenon than men (18%).

In general, Medor hope Mistigri plays its role in matching perfection in many cases. 17% of respondents believe their dog or cat partner helped with the process; 8% even attest to its capital importance in the birth of their couple.

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Emphasize inequality and tension within the couple

Photos and videos of animals abound on the Internet. Both funny and cute, our furballs shine on social networks like real little stars. A third of respondents have already posted a photo of themselves with their pet on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Once again, this practice affects more women (42%) than men (20%).

The fair sex also dominates another sector: the distribution of household chores. In France, they are, even now, on the front line for shopping and ironing, or even taking care of children.

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What about caring for the daily needs of pets? The problem will remain the same. 81% of French women surveyed believe they do more than their partners. Buying food and accessories (64%), veterinary appointments (59%), managing animal care during the holidays (55%), women invest more in guaranteeing the well-being of their beautiful child . However, 64% of representatives of the opposite sex think they are more concerned than they are.

Unfortunately, the lack of involvement of one of the couple’s members in this area is likely to allow storms to pass through the ashes. 31% of respondents said they argued about it.

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Poor division of labor and other causes of a separation

Catherine Ringeron Rita Mitsoukonot wrong when he sang the lyrics: Love stories end badly, in general. »Overwork and unfairness in the couple can sometimes lead to separation. 10% of people surveyed by Ifop indicated that a lack of sharing of tasks related to cats, dogs and other small animals contributed to the break. Misunderstanding between partner and pet was another reason cited by 15% of respondents.

For others, refusing to have a 4-legged friend even heralds the end of a romance. 17% of women and 35% of 18-24 year olds have already ended a relationship because their boyfriend or girlfriend refused to welcome a hairball.

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In the end, Vetocanis and Ifop looks at French privacy. 72% admitted not wanting to have sex in the presence of an animal. Thus, cats and dogs are evacuated from the room by a large number of our citizens when the urge overflows.

Check out Ifop’s exclusive survey for Vetocanis by clicking here.

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