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“If it wasn’t for the dog, it would never have happened,” Michelle reflects.
“She was a great icebreaker for me to meet and get to know Kevin, a man I otherwise would not have talked to.” A mutual love of dogs also brought Michelle together with her Leashes and Lovers co-founder and partner, Sheryl Matthys.
Not if you enlist the help of that four-legged canine cupid bouncing around your feet.
That’s right: your dog, in addition to being your very best friend, may also be your best asset on the “ruff” and rocky road to romance.
“We met one morning at ten, and by seven that evening we had come up with the whole concept of Leashes and Lovers,” recalls Sheryl.
When asked to explain what Leashes and Lovers does, Michelle says, “Leashes and Lovers is where dog lovers meet.
This will be good practice for when you live with a dog-lover and decide that their furry friend shouldn’t have to miss out on a Sunday roast, or a trip to a historical site just because they aren’t human.
Muddy Matches isn’t specifically designed for dog-lovers, but we have more than our fair-share of dog devotees on the website and more than a few four-legged visitors have crossed the threshold of Muddy Matches HQ over the years (including MM's mascot Morven).
A survey by dog sitting website Dog found that 98% of dog owners say that their partner must get along with their dog and 40% even said that they would bring their dog along on a date with them!
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.
Though some might find the idea of pet dating a little wacky, it does make sense from a singles point of view. You'll see how to find the hot spots where single dog lovers congregate; break the ice with conversation starters that are perfect for dog lovers; train your dog to fetch a date; write a canine-friendly personal ad; ensure that your dog and your new love get along; spot dog owners who should be avoided; and use your dog to prolong a date—or end it!
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.