Dogs and dating
People who don't own animals as pets are considerably less likely to believe in the idea that it is possible to find a true "soul mate", in the sense of someone that they would want to spend the rest of their lives with.
A family member owns 2 cats and one dog, and certainly shows the dog more attention, and corresponds to the dog-loving explanations here too (including getting drunk and having sex on first date).
However we now have two new surveys which reflect on both of those issues.
The first survey was taken by Direct Line Pet Insurance and K9 Media.
Or they take more pics of the pets than the partners for the same reason?
Pets are not self-conscious about photos; they don't get pissed at you for posting an unflattering one.