Experts advise that you guard personal information and go to a public place for initial get-togethers.Here is a rundown on a few pet-themed dating and/or networking Web sites: Remember Your Cat While searching for a new friend or date, keep in mind that your cat still needs companionship too. C., area-based freelancer, has been writing about pets, among other topics, for more than 15 years.(There were no gender differences for the other three questions.) Dog owners were more likely than cat owners to use pets as indicators of a date’s attributes: For example, more dog people than cat people said the responses of their pet to a date was important. Dog owners were also more likely to say that the way a date treated their own pet mattered and to believe that person’s pet revealed a lot about their personality. In a 2008 experiment, two French social psychologists had a handsome young Frenchman named Antoine approach 240 randomly selected women and ask them for their phone numbers so they could go on a date. When he was alone, only 10% of the women gave Antoine their phone numbers, compared to 30% when Gwendu accompanied him. These and other questions about the impact of companion animals on modern romance were asked—and answered—in an article that appeared in the journal .
A cardinal tenet of evolutionary psychology is that women tend to allocate more resources to child rearing, while men devote more time and energy to mating.
“SINGLE FEMALE CAT OWNER: Seeks male companion who likes cuddling, playing ball and doesn't mind hearing the occasional "meow" in the middle of the night.” It used to be that lonely-hearted, pet-owning singles would take out personal ads, hoping a potential match wouldn’t end up being allergic or averse to their cat.
Now there’s a way to cut to the chase: A variety of cat-themed dating Web sites and social networks have launched in the last few years on the premise that pet owners share a special something that they seek in a spouse -- or even in a good friend.
Thus the researchers predicted, for example, that women should be more sensitive than men to how their dates treat their own dogs and cats.
Men, on the other hand, should be more likely to use their pets to attract sexual partners.