Pets have been openly discussed for a generation as surrogate ‘fur babies.’ We now see an emerging trend among young professionals since the imposing restrictions during the wave of Covid.  Having been forced to weeks of physical distancing, it is also driving many people of all ages to seek out emotional closeness during this period of isolation and get a baby animal.

Over half of people in BC love their pets more than their partner and all of them say they would consider NOT dating someone they suspected their pet did not like. As well, pressuring a partner to give up a dearly loved pet can also result in irreparable damage in dating.  So yes, it matters, sound familiar?

Here are a few considerations to determine if your “dog or cat person” considers them more than a pet:

  • They admit to shedding a tear when they must leave their pet at home at night
  • They share more pictures on social media than of their family
  • They brought their pet on a date (I know a lot guilty of that one)
  • They make up songs to sing to their pet like they are auditioning for American Idol!

No matter how you look at it, pets are extremely common in BC and around the world and one third of the population has a least one pet and is a fundamental part of who we are.

 So, which one are you?   Send us a comment with your experience!

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