Understanding the Dating/Dog Dynamic
Many times, men (and women) will say they like dogs. However, that may mean they like them from a distance or like the novelty. To truly appreciate dogs, you have to be willing to accept that they're a part of that person's life. In retrospect, when the guy I was dating said "Must love Dogs huh?", I was surprised but had quickly interjected that it should be "must tolerate". He had said that comment with no smile or in a joking manner, but more in an annoyed way.
So, I guess my point is that many people will say it, but when push comes to shove, they don't stand behind it.
Seeing The PositiveWhile it's disappointing to think that I won't meet another because they won't be tolerant of dogs, I just can't look at the situation that way. Instead, I look at my dogs as a detector of true dog lovers and posers. This guy turned out to be a poser. After the initial disappointment lifted, I'm better off without this person in the long run. Each person you meet that doesn't work out, brings you closer to the one person who does.
Let's Discuss!Have you encountered a dog-loving poser in your dating trials and tribulations?
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