Love isn’t necessarily the goal, though; Pets Dating, “an online community for pet owners who want their pet to enjoy a long, healthy, and fulfilling life in the company of another pet,” has pets rather than human hookups as the primary focus.
People who meet through the site could wind up dating, but they also might simply be looking for doggie play dates or someone (and some dog) to go for a walk in the park with.
The subjects took a 21-question online survey about how pets entered into their dating lives.
Here are some of the highlights: During a panel discussion on cats as pets at the recent Better with Pets Summit, Purina scientist Sandra Lyn argued that the millennial generation has different relationships with their pets than baby boomers. As shown in this graph, men in their 20s and 30s were more likely to use their pets as "date-bait" than older singles. Domestic dogs as facilitators in social interaction: An evaluation of helping and courtship behaviors.
Here, in celebration of National Dog Day on Tuesday, are some of the latest options to trot onto the scene.
In the pool of participants, 60% were women and 40% were men; 72% were dog owners and 42% cat owners.(The latter was created for human consumption, natch.) At some point, it would seem like pet marketers simply must run out of every dog-gone idea under the sun.But based on American pet spending—a total of billion last year, and forecasts call for billion in 2014—for entrepreneurial players in the pet economy, the best time to roll out new pet-related products and services is always right meow.“The optional pet suite can be customized with a pet shower and removable shower head, built-in cabinetry and other conveniences,” a brochure for one design in a residential community in southern California explains.Pet suites add an average of ,000 to a home, but more extravagant ones, with flat-screen TVs and a pet door that opens up to a dog run, can go up to ,000, the Pet Memorial Space Flights At long last, you can send your deceased pet’s remains into space thanks to Celestis Pets, “the world’s first pet memorial spaceflight service.” The company, which already offers a similar service for human remains, expanded into the pet market this summer.Pets, Dating, and Evolutionary Psychology Finally, the researchers’ hypotheses about gender differences in the use of pets as signals of mate quality were confirmed.