You love your partner in crime.
He's adorable. He makes you laugh. He loves cuddle sessions on the couch and walks through the park just as much as you do.
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No, he's not your boyfriend. He's your dog – and according to a new study, he's just the thing your love life needs.
The study found that one in four dog owners have met dates while walking their furry friends. On top of that, 40 percent of dog owners say that they would think twice if their pets and the potential partners didn't get along.
It's honestly not a surprising statistic. A third of all dog owners have at least made new friends through their pet. Owning a dog is a great way to meet people and is like having an adorable matchmaker (not to mention, a go-to icebreaker) at your side.
So how about we stop looking for love at the bars and let our furry, four-legged friends do the work instead? Get a canine companion and see the different ways you can find your perfect mate!
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