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Adopt a pet, get more tail

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Adopt a pet, get more tail

Cat behaviour problems Single and ready to mingle? Head to your local animal shelter to find your next date. A survey of 1,000 singles found that your pet preferences impact your love life. The results indicate that cats and dogs make their single owners more attractive to potential mates. Thirty-five percent of women say they’ve become more attracted to someone because of a pet, while 66 percent of respondents say they’re not interested in dating those who don’t like pets. Meeting your date’s pet for the first time? That oh-so-important encounter could make or break your budding relationship: Seventy percent of singles think that how a date reacts to their pets is important. Being a bona fide crazy cat lady, I can attest to these findings. When I was single, my only dating deal breakers were a Gemini sun sign and a preference for pooches. Any guy who owned a cat was practically a shoe-in for a phone number. Meanwhile, anyone with symptomatic allergies to cat dander simply wouldn’t do. (I’m covered in fur daily, so he’d probably be allergic to me, too.) I once had a date over for dinner, and my cat Sadie jumped on his shoulders. His reaction? Let’s just say I never saw him after that night. When my next beau immediately took to Sadie and she to him, it was a match made in heaven. Read the complete results of the Truth About Pets and Dating survey here: Dating and pets survey   So there you have it. Head to your local shelter, adopt a cat or dog, and post pictures on your dating profile. You’ll have suitors lining up in no time. ©iStockphoto.com/omgimages
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