I adopted a dog about a year ago and one thing I have noticed is that non-dog owning men I've dated don't seem to understand that I still have to get up and walk her before sleep even after hours in bed with the fun stuff. Even the ones that like dogs don't seem to enjoy the idea of her coming with me for sleep overs but then get upset when I have to leave to go walk her in the morning.
It almost feels like dating sites should have questions on if you will/ won't date a girl with a dog in various scenarios. If they don't want my dog coming over to their house and shedding (she doesn't bark or chew) I almost hvae to ask myself if it is even worth dating them since living together would include my dog.
Cat guys are def out because she is a game dog.
Men without pets what are your thoughts/ feelings on dating a woman that has a dog? Do you get used to it as you get to know the dog or if you aren't psyched to take the dogs on walks and play from the get go does your attitude towards the pet pretty much not change?
I know some people think it isn't fair to expect your date to dig your dog but when a guy comes over to my place for dinner for the first time and ignores my dog I notice and it hurts her feelings. I've seen the poor things try trick after trick to try and get a guy to play and it breaks my heart when she finally gives up. :'(
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I'm not much of a pet person, personally. If I wanted one, I would have one, so dating a girl who loves dogs is kind of a balancing act, basically.
If I really liked the girl, then I wouldn't see dog ownership as a deal breaker, certainly, but I would have a hard time showing it affection. In your example, I feel that would be a deal breaker for you, and I'm sure there are other women like you out there. I wouldn't mind her walking the dog, obviously, but I just wouldn't see myself playing with it.
It sucks, but I just have a hard time "connecting" with pets. It's just not in my nature, I guess. Oddly enough, I have no trouble playing with someone's kids. It's really just pets.0