Dating for dogs
Though not specifically singles events, owner Kelly Josling says that most of the Yappy Hour attendees are younger people—and flirting definitely does occur. “We have wine for the people and appetizers for the dogs, and it gives people a place they can go besides the dog park to meet other dog lovers and talk about their dogs.
There still aren’t many places where you can do that.” If there are no Leashes and Lovers- or Fetch-style events where you live, you might find the internet a viable alternative. allow you to find other dog lovers by including certain keywords in search criteria, whereas other sites are specifically designed for people who keep dogs or other pets. Animal People.com, which allows members to search for suitable matches based on a variety of criteria including location, age, appearance and religion—but also (and most importantly) by what kinds of pets they have. Love Unleashed.com, which gives you the opportunity to search for romance or friendship, and also has online articles, a “flea market” where you can buy or sell dog-related items, a K9 forum with numerous discussion categories such as training and health advice, and a variety of other useful features. Date My Pet.com, which allows you to search for dates for yourself or your pet. As the dust jacket states, “Dog trainer Deb Wood offers encouragement and inspiration to the romantically challenged dog lover, providing a list of the best and worst date breeds and activities you can do with a dog to meet new friends.
The last person you were with couldn’t deal with dog hair on the furniture or your pup’s cold nose thrust under the covers to remind everyone that it was time for his A. Never fear: creative singles services and modern technology are making it possible for you to meet other dog lovers outside the scope of your daily neighbourhood jaunts.
This immediately gives you something in common with everyone else using the service, and it also allows you to make the most of that wonderfully effective ice breaker—your dog.
“What really attracts people is the love,” she believes.
“It’s a chance for people to see a side of you that they don’t get to see otherwise in the kind of world we live in.
Kotaku writer Patrick Klepek shares his gameplay experience in the video below.
LIKE MANY SINGLES, YOU CAN’T STAND THE BAR SCENE, FEEL awkward making small talk at parties—and if your parents try to set you up with one more aesthetically-challenged loser, you’re going to put yourself up for adoption.