It’s obvious, dogs make many people happier. But now there is evidence that dogs make us happier with other people too.
What Rover.com found is that owning a dog can positively affect our relationships with other people. According to their findings, 56% of the dog owners in relationships surveyed by Rover for the report said that having a pooch means they spend more quality time with their partner. Out of that same group, 71% said that they are more attracted to their partner after seeing them care for their dog.
In addition to these puppy love perks, Rover also found that caring for a dog with your partner can help you communicate effectively, problem solve responsibly and re-think stereotypical gender roles.
This gives dog-owning couples going into Valentine’s Day even more to celebrate. For those dog owners looking for love, Rover has good news for you too. According to the report, 72% of those surveyed said they were more likely to click on a dating profile if there’s a dog in the picture.
To get the full low down on dog love and how it affects you, read Rover’s The Anatomy of Dog Love Report.