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Pets, animals and dating - are you compatible?

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It is interesting how most every Internet dating site allows you to mention your pet proclivities. Do you have pets? How many? What types? Do you like pets? Are pets important to you? They certainly do their due diligence in making sure that we are pet compatible.

Maybe if they had more questions about kissing, sex and general regards to intimacy, they would create better matches. But who cares about those silly things if you aren’t pet compatible?

Since the dating sites take pets issues seriously, so should you. If a prospective mate says he/she loves cats, and you don’t, this may be more serious that you might think. It happens that pet people often equate their pets with family members and as such, you should never make lite of the other person’s pet.

Some of you may be neutral towards pets and that may be okay, but if you try to mate with a pet fanatic, your enthusiasm may not cut it and after a while you may become annoyed with the fevor with which your mate coddles the pet. Worse yet, you may become jealous of the pet when you see how doting he/she may be towards the pet while ignoring your needs once too often.

Yes, pets are a serious subject for those who either are or get involved with serious pet lovers. Just recognize that the pet may garner much more attention than you and pretty soon you’ll find yourself sleeping in the proverbial dog house while the pet cuddles up on your pillow.

An important consideration may crop up if you are, or become, allergic to your mates pet. While you may love pets and just don’t have one, when you enter into a relationship with someone who does, be prepared for the worse if you develop an allergy to their pet. They may be more than happy to drop you for the sake of their pet. Be realistic, here. They’ve known and loved their pet for years. Just because you come along and may be good in bed, they are not about to give up Fido (their dog) or Pussy (their cat) just because you can’t live together. It’s more likely that you are going to be the one to give up Pussy…or Fido.

For some fun, light-hearted comparative, exploring: - How our pets compare with our partner in terms of reliability, and how much we rely on our pets' judge of character when dating - How our pets have become a ‘member of the family’ and how this recent humanization has led to gift giving similarities between our beloved pets and our partners - Christmas, birthday and Valentine’s Day gift giving – a comparison of gift expenditure for pets vs. family members, friends and partners - Whether our pets are ‘recession-proof’ - comparisons between year on year pet expenditure and gifting, vs. Mother’s Day, alcohol and eating out expenditures check this most interesting comparison out here: http://www.gonedigging.co.uk/blog/2014/04/09/national-pet-month-pet-vs-partner-gifting/

This informative infographic is courtesy of my new friend Amilia from www.gonedigging.co.uk

For more dating advice go to my website: http://www.whoyoudating.com and click on the blog link.

Good luck in finding your soul mate!

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