It’s safe to say that the internet has revolutionized nearly every aspect of modern day life, from the way people to work, to the way people buy groceries, and even the way people date. Take for example the fact that the overwhelming majority of Americans — 91% — engage in social media on daily basis in order to connect with family, friends, professional connections, and even to catch up on the news.
The use of the internet has completely changed — or leveled — the playing field in terms of dating, with roughly 57% of the world’s total population having used a dating sight. As such, it should come as no surprise that pet owners are taking advantage of the accessibility and convenience of the internet in terms of cat and dog dating.
Huh…? Wait…hold up. Now pet dating sites are a thing too? Yes!
But really, is the idea of pet dating sites all that far fetched — pun totally intended. Pet dating sites can be thought of as hybrid between an average dating site and a social media platform. It’s way for dog owners, dog lovers, dog breeders, and pet-friendly businesses to meet, connect, exchange information, and maybe even schedule dog playdates. You didn’t actually think a dog was sitting at the computer trying to find a mate, did you?
While the concept or thought of pet dating may seem a little strange to some people, it shouldn’t come as that much of a surprise. After all dogs are supposed to man’s best friend and in general, animals have way more in common with people than people would like to believe or know. And unsurprisingly, pet dating sites have a ton of benefits for both people and their beloved pets.
Here are just a few.
Socializing makes dogs happy and healthy
Like the wolves they are descended from, dogs are social, pack animals that thrive on interaction, whether it be with humans or other dogs. And just like humans, dogs can suffer from loneliness as well. This can take a toll on their physical and emotional well being, and may even cause unwanted destructive behaviors. It’s estimated that out of the 55 million pet dogs in United States, at least 4% suffer from separation anxiety. Pet dating sites can help to assuage doggy anxiety by allowing dog owners to find a compatible companion for their pet dog.
Dogs need activity and exercise
Aside from socialization with other dogs and people, dogs also require a fair amount of activity in order to stay fit, healthy, and happy. Finding another dog your dog can play with is a great way to get your dog in shape and stay that way. Regular exercise can also reduce or eliminate any destructive behaviors your dog exhibits such as chewing due to boredom. Activity and exercise are important for dogs of all ages!
You need exercise too
When your dog is running around being social and getting exercise, you are too! Setting up doggy playdates via pet dating sites is also a great way for pet owners to increase their fitness and activity levels as well. It allows dog parents to get out there and get moving, which is integral for both your dog’s health and yours. It’s like killing two birds with one stone — both you and your dog get to socialize and get in a good workout.
You just might find a mate for your dog
Aside from a doggy play date every once in a while, pet dating sites also make it incredibly easy to connect with qualified, responsible breeders in order to find a long term mate for your dog. As social animals, this is especially important for dogs. In fact, a large portion of dog owners choose to add another dog to the family in order to keep the other dog company. This simple act can go a long way in terms of improving your dogs overall mood and health. And hey, the more the merrier!
You just might find a mate for yourself
Though there are plenty of dating sites for humans, pet dating sites may even help you find another dog lover! What better way to meet someone special?