Dog Owners Are Apparently Sexier Than Cat People, Survey Finds

Man’s best friend is also his most dependable wingman, new research suggests.

A survey of 1,000 single people commissioned by dating site EliteSingles found that 63 percent of people find dog owners most attractive – compared to just 18 percent of people who prefer cat owners.

A staggering 19 percent (that we definitely aren’t interested in dating, anyway) said they didn’t consider pet owners attractive at all.

The study also revealed that a great number of people take pets into consideration when searching for The One, with 72 percent saying they can tell how a person will behave in a relationship based on how they treat their pets.

A not-altogether-shocking 32 percent of dog owners and 27 percent of cat owners claimed they would ditch their date if their animal companion clearly wasn’t feeling it.

Salama Marine, a psychologist who specializes in dating, told the findings don’t come as much of a surprise.

“As raising animals – particularly active animals like dogs – requires a lot of commitment and dedication,” she said, “singles with pets are often perceived to be kind, friendly and ready to commit to a long term relationship.”

Next stop: the animal shelter. 




On Flatbush Avenue, tucked amidst the nexus of four iconic Brooklyn neighborhoods (Park Slope, Boerum Hill, Fort Greene, and Prospect Heights), medical cannabis company Citiva opened up their newest location at the turn of the new year. Walking through the shiny glass door, you’re first struck by the sleek tidiness of the front lobby. Both the dispensary's resident pharmacist and receptionist greet visitors as they clear patients (as does any medical dispensary in the country) before allowing them through to the retail room.

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You must be 19 years of age or older to enter.