According to a new study, women are more attracted to men who own dogs. The study found that men who are nice to their dogs are twice more likely to get a second date.
The study, conducted by a research team from the University of Nevada is based on an online survey among single people looking for dates in the United States.
The survey had 1,210 participants, among which 61 percent were women. Researchers wanted to see the importance that both sexes give to the way in which a partner treats their pets.
The results revealed that women were twice more likely to be attracted to a partner who owned a pet than men were. But owning a pet is not enough to win a woman’s heart – you also have to treat your furry friend well in order to be trusted by the lady.
Guys who treated their pets as the buddies they are have more chances to a long-term relationship since women guide themselves by these signals when they consider the potential of their date.
At the same time, while guys don’t seem to care if their date likes pets, for women this is very important. Most women responded that they would never date a guy who didn’t like pets.
Researcher’s hypothesis regarding this issue is that women are associating the good behaviour towards a pet with the man’s potential parenting skills. Women are constantly evaluating their partner’s capacity of providing resources for them and their children, which includes the emotional capacity of providing love and care in a loving manner.
On the other side, Damien Diecke – dating expert and founder of the School of Attraction claims that the way a man treats his human friends is also very important for a prospective partner. He always advices women to only date partners who treat their friends nice. He says that a men who respects his friends and look after them will also respect his partner.
According to Diecke, when a men behaves nice to his pets is not only a sign that he will make a good father but also that he will make a good partner, being emotionally opened. Men with pets show that they are open and able to love and care.
Besides all these, owning a pet and treating them well is considered to be sexy at a subconscious level, as showing that you care means to show your vulnerabilities, which is a turn-on for the ladies.
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