The researchers also investigated intergenerational differences in the roles pets play in dating.
Finally, they tossed in a couple of questions for fun—for example, asking female subjects, “What is the hottest pet a guy can own? Com: A New Source of Research Subjects In collaboration with the pet store chain Pet Smart, the researchers recruited 1,210 single pet owners through the online dating service
Cats are only affectionate toward their owners, and you must earn their love. A man who is only into dogs does not work for love and chases the easy catches.
Dog owners were also more likely to say that the way a date treated their own pet mattered and to believe that person’s pet revealed a lot about their personality.
And, oh, yeah, what is the sexiest pet a guy can own?
And then there’s the problem of a guy's photos consisting of a group shot, an unfocused picture, an incredibly zoomed-out photo, a picture of his dog and an action shot where you can’t actually see what he looks like.
“Dudes, you can have awesome friends, a super cute dog, and a crazy interesting adventurous life - but unless I can assess what you look like all of that is irrelevant,” the woman explained.