Guys with dogs in their dating app pics seem ‘hotter’ and ‘more likely to settle down’
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Guys with dogs in their dating app pics seem ‘hotter’ and ‘more likely to settle down’

Science just confirmed what we already thought.

Let's be real - you’re either the single friend on all the dating apps that exist or the friend in a relationship who’s way too invested in their single friend's love life.

There is no inbetween.

Whichever one you are, we’re sure you’ll have an opinion on this. 

Guys with dogs in their dating profile pictures. 

Personally, if I’m swiping through tinder and I see an average looking guy BUT they have a picture with a cute dog then you bet i’ll be swiping right, no questions asked. 

Well, science has come to the table to back up what we already thought, guys with dogs on their dating profile seem hotter.


A study completed by the University of Jaen in Spain has proven once and for all that if you’re pictured with a furry friend on your dating profile, it’ll help you out.

300 college students were shown pictures of blokes walking with and without a small dog. According to the Mirror, the guys with a small dog were perceived to be less intimidating and threatening compared to ones without. 

I mean, let’s be real, you’re less likely to be intimidated by someone with a small little fur baby with them. 

We also dug a little deeper and found another study that shows that guys pictured with a furry friend might be more likely to be seeking a long term relationship. 

According to the New York Post, Maryanne Fisher, an evolutionary psychologist, conducted a study at Saint Mary’s university in Canada, which found that men featured with a dog in their dating profile pictures were more likely to be looking to settle down. 

For men who were searching for something serious, an average of 8 in 10 had a dating app photo featuring a dog. In comparison, only 5 out of every 10 men looking for a fling were seen posing with a pup.

Fisher also believes the puppy pics subconsciously signal to single women that a man is trustworthy and responsible.

We always knew those cute pups had some type of way with us. 

Now that we’ve confirmed that guys with dogs in their dating profiles have got us hooked around their fingers, it raises the question of dogfishing. 

If you’re not already aware, dogfishing is a term used to describe a guy using a picture of a dog that’s not theirs in their dating profile pictures to entice women to match with them.

Look either way, dogfishing or not, it’s good to know that all that swiping just for a cute pup might not all be for nothing.