If you have a dog companion, you may know owning a pet helps ward off loneliness. But, you may not have considered how your pup can help you find a human mate, too.
In a British study by the National Institute of Health, they found that 5% of dog owners had dated someone they met while walking their furry friends. And, according to sources that cite the study, 1.5% of those people are still together with that same partner.
Walking the dog is a healthy way for both of you to get exercise and have fun.
But, before you hit the pavement or the park with your pup, we want you to be prepared when you spot your dream date.
So, read on for advice and star-worthy pickup lines that’ll make the cuties swoon!
Walking The Dog Helps To Connect Over Puppy Love
When one puppy lover meets another, it’s natural to feel a common connection.
With your four-legged family member in tow, you’re apt to get more attention than if you were solo.
If you cross paths with someone who wouldn’t normally take notice, there’s a greater chance that they might look twice simply due to the company you keep when you’re out walking the dog.
Who hasn’t caught praise for their pet when out for a stroll, or paused to let an admirer pet your pup?
But walking the dog might not be enough to score you a date. That’s why we’ve included a few extra pointers.
How to Get a Date With the Help of Your Dog
With your dog working as your “wingman”, you’re more likely to get a date with other dog devotees, especially if you go to the right places and have a few good conversation starters in mind.
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Where to Find Dates With a Dog
It helps to pick locations where you’ll be apt to run into others walking the dog. Or at least choose a dog-friendly place that attracts the same breed of people as yourself.
To find a date with someone who digs you and your dog you might want to check out some of the top spots for pet-lovers.
- Dog Parks
- Humane Society Volunteer Days and Special Events
- Pet Stores
- Dog Training Classes
- Breed Meetup Groups
- Vet Sponsored Activities
- Dog Rescue Groups
- Doggy Fun Days at State or Local Parks
- Dog-friendly Trails
And don’t discount the power of social media. You may strike up an online conversation with a member of a dog-centered group that you want to continue in person.
Following some of those cute dogs on Instagram may lead to meeting their cute owner. After all, the internet’s well known for bringing couples together these days.
5 All-Star Pick Up Lines to Use When Walking the Dog
You may not feel at ease flirting with girls at the dog park right off the bat. But, with practice, you’ll become a pro magnet for attracting the cutest pet lovers at the park.
To make sure you don’t have to worry about getting cold feet while thinking of something clever say, let these pick-up lines break the ice for you.
- “I see our dogs really like each other. How about a double date?”
- “I should have known that a dog as cute as yours would have such a cute owner!”
- “My dog seems to really like you, and his intuition is never wrong. It’s a sure sign that I should ask you out!”
- “What a beautiful dog! I can see she takes after her owner.”
- “Want to meet up again with us here later this week? I’ll bring the dog treats.”
Obviously, you don’t want to use a pickup line about their dog if they are walking alone. Make sure that you choose one that’s appropriate for your situation.
Ready To Make The Next Move?
Once you get your crush’s attention, don’t stop there.
These pickup lines are great starters, but you’ll need more than these one-liners to keep the momentum going.
Check out our blog to stock up on conversation material that’ll give you plenty to gab about on your first date with a dog-lover!