Would you dump someone if they don’t like your pet? Relationship expert poses controversial question to singles – and gets a very mixed answer
- Dating coach Louanne Ward posted a controversial question on Facebook
- She asked people if they would end a relationship because of a pet
- Many people said they couldn’t be with someone who didn’t like animals
- Others realized how “tough” it can be when a partner has genuine fear
An Australian dating coach has questioned the audience whether they would dump someone if they don’t like animals or a pet – and many agree it’s a “ difficult ” question to answer.
Relationship expert Louanne Ward asked the controversial question on her Facebook page She said, he saidShe said that while she’s never been in the “ awkward ” situation herself, she has helped hundreds of customers who have been.
“If your new partner or someone you were dating hated your pet, would it be a deal breaker?” She wrote.
Relationship expert Louanne Ward, who is from Perth, asked the controversial question on her Facebook page She Said, He Said
A man responded by saying that he was “that person” for whom a partner with a pet was a “no deal” and that he preferred to go out with someone who was pet free.
Another said it was “difficult,” especially if you thought it would work out differently for that person.
“I got into a relationship with a woman who had two very large dogs sleeping on her bed. I love dogs, but I have a mild allergic reaction, so definitely don’t sleep with them, ”said a bachelor.
She also flatly refused to refuse to use boarding schools if we wanted to leave. It really limited our relationship development because the demand to fit her ready-to-use fur family was high and non-negotiable. ‘
Another said it was ‘difficult’, especially if you thought it would work out differently for that person (stock image)
A man commented on the thread saying that he is “going through this now” with his wife.
“My wife doesn’t care about dogs. I have always loved dogs. Now I have one. We had to find a way to respect each other because of this. It seems to work, but it certainly has its moments, ”he said.
Another woman said that her fear of pets sometimes made dating difficult.
“I’m fine with them, but struggle to get too close. I would have a hard time if my partner had a pet. I would try my best to bond with the pet, but sometimes fear is hard to break, ”she said.
Some comments, while harsh, seemed to be on their pet’s side and agreed that someone who didn’t love them next to an animal was a deal breaker.
Louanne responded quickly to the comments by saying ‘it’s kind of a case in the early days that our pets are permanent residents and a new person entering is a visitor’
A third added, “I wouldn’t even invite anyone home until they met my dog and he approved it” (stock image)
“Yes, I certainly don’t trust anyone who doesn’t like animals,” said one man.
‘Absolutely sure! Never in a million years would I have peace or love someone who hates an animal to start with and especially the animal I love most. I feel sick when I think about this person, ”said one woman.
A third added, “I wouldn’t even invite anyone home until they met my dog and he approved it.”
Louanne responded quickly to the comments by saying “in the early days, our pets are permanent residents and a new person entering is a visitor.”
“If anyone disliked my dog, I would die … if ever I was personally in the position, I would take the unconditional love of a pet than the conditional love of a human.”