Single Women and Their Dogs
While nobody really keeps track of dog ownership statistics by gender or marital status, Robert Yau, co-founder and CEO of DateMyPet.com, a national online dating site for single pet owners, reports that 74% of their membership is female, and 65% own dogs.
What is it between single women and their dogs? There are a number of reasons for this special connection. Many women who live alone feel safer with a dog. For other women, an active dog encourages them to exercise more often. Still other single women who grew up with a dog say that when they became homeowners and had the space, they immediately added a dog to their lives. And women generally feel less alone with their constant furry companions.
Single women may hear people talk about how close they are to their dogs–that they might take the place of a relationship with a human partner. Dogs are not surrogate spouses, but having a dog can improve the quality of life. A dog is not judgmental, and will stay by your side and love you no matter what. They can erase the stress and headaches from a long day just by jumping up and giving big wet kisses when you come home. There is no better welcome in the world.
Single women dog owners are simply devoted to their pets. If a man tries to replace a single woman’s dog, that man can easily become history in no time. Hence the success of pet-based dating services, pooch parties at dog-friendly cafes, and dog-loving hotels. Dogs really are family for many single women, so suitors be warned: it’s a package deal!