When it comes to selecting a dating profile, singles can spend countless hours deciding which photos show their best angles.
But experts now suggest that attraction is really just about the animals you’re shot at, as 76 percent of daters would be tempted to swipe right if a feline appeared.
dating app, Looking for the onesurveyed 2,000 of its users about their preferences and pet peeves when it comes to furry friends online.
While dogs are generally considered man’s best friend, the results show that they are certainly not the best companions, as only 41 percent of users were tempted to date the parent of a puppy.
Meanwhile, a surprising 62 percent wouldn’t mind falling in love with the owner of a snake or lizard, and 23 percent even consider them “sexy.”
FindingTheOne Dating App Surveyed 2,000 Users About Animals in Dating Profiles
YOUR PETS CLASSIFIED
- Cats: 76 percent of users would swipe right.
- Snakes and lizards: 62 percent said they wouldn’t mind falling in love with their owner.
- Horses: 61 percent said they would swipe right on a profile featuring a horse.
- Hamsters: 57 percent of singles would match a profile that includes these furry creatures.
- Rabbits: More than half (52 percent) admitted to directly hitting a bunny’s owner
- Dogs: Only 41 percent said they would be persuaded to swipe right on a profile featuring a dog.
- Fish: Only 24 percent would be tempted by a profile featuring a pet fish.
“Dogs have always had a reputation for being the pet of choice for tugging at daters’ heartstrings, while cats took a backseat, but our new research suggests the dog has already had its day,” Sylvia Linzalone, spokesperson for relations on the site. , he told MailOnline.
“It’s the cat that has finally taken the cream in the world of online dating, and singles should take our advice to update their profiles with a picture of their furry feline friend.”
As part of the study, respondents were simply asked to vote “yes” or “no” on whether they would match if they saw a dating profile with each pet.
Participants were also asked to provide additional feedback about their motives to help the experts better understand their dating habits.
Of those studied, a notable 54 percent said they had received a conversation starter of “I love your cat” or something similar in the past.
Horses and rabbits came out on top among cats, while 57 per cent also commented that hamster owners seem “gentle” and “affectionate” on the surface.
However, fish owners can expect choppy waters ahead, as a whopping 76 percent would swipe left on a profile featuring these creatures.
Even then, just under a third were asked to bring a pet to the first date, while a hilarious 21 percent preferred the pet to their partner.
Nearly 80 percent said they would swipe right on a profile featuring a feline friend. Meanwhile, only 41 percent of users were tempted to date the father of a puppy.
About 62 percent of users said they wouldn’t mind falling in love with a snake or lizard owner, while 57 percent also commented that hamster owners seem “gentle” and “affectionate” on the surface.
You might be surprised to know that 23 percent of dating app users find snake and lizard owners “sexy.” On the other hand, fish owners can expect choppy waters in the future, as a whopping 76 percent would swipe left on a profile featuring these creatures.
About 61 percent said they would swipe right on a dating profile that included a horse.
‘Of course, including pets in your profile is still a smart way to attract a potential date. The science behind it is also quite simple,” Ms Linzalone continued.
“Daters see positive characteristics in those who have pets, such as commitment, companionship and loyalty, all attractive qualities on a first date.”
Psychologist Anna Sergent also agreed that character judgments are often based on how a person treats animals.
She told MailOnline: ‘People who have pets may appear more attractive as they may appear more trustworthy and are able and willing to care for a pet who may be vulnerable.
“People tend to imagine that pet owners are devoted and devoted to their pets and perhaps would do the same for their partner.”
When asked why cats might be a favorite among daters, he added: “Maybe it’s a perception about cats, which tend to be more independent than dogs.”
“In addition, there is a perception that cat owners can read body language well and are more likely to engage, since cats are more introverted than dog owners.”
READ MORE: Are children BAD for dogs? Puppies who spend more time with children have worse health, study finds
Time and time again, dogs have been shown to have a beneficial impact on children’s health, reducing their chances of suffering from eczema, asthma and even Crohn’s disease.
But scientists now say this is just a one-way street, as dogs that spend time with more children actually have worse health.
In a survey of more than 21,000 pet owners, Arizona State University attempted to discover what their dream lifestyle for optimal canine health would look like.
The researchers were surprised by the “detrimental” impact on children, and at the same time discovered that dogs from higher-income households were diagnosed with more illnesses.
“We found that time spent with children actually had a detrimental effect on the dogs’ health,” said master’s student Layla Brassington, who co-led the study.
Dogs that spend time with more children were found to be less healthy overall (file image)