Just when we thought dogs couldn’t do anymore to make our lives better, a new study has found that our furry friends could be the answer to strengthening our romantic relationships.
As highlighted by new research, it turns out a whopping 60 per cent of couples who have dogs admit that their relationship has gotten stronger since they got one. The study, Rover.com, also found that half the participating couples say they now spend more quality time with their partner thanks to their dog, which ultimately leads to a more solid relationship.
However, that’s not to say you should take the decision to get a dog with your partner lightly. The study also pointed out that 88 per cent of the couples agreed that it requires teamwork, while 65 per cent said that it takes trust in one another. But that’s not all.
A further 43 per cent of the couples admitted that since getting a dog, they became more attracted to their partner.
For millennials, the commitment of getting a dog together is as big as moving in together which means your relationship is pretty serious. In fact, almost a third of British couples decide to be with someone for six years before getting a canine friend, as reported in Tyla.
Hayley Quinn, dating expert for Match, told the publication: ‘Getting a dog together is a huge commitment; co-parenting a pet requires teamwork, the ability to compromise and of course good communication skills.
‘Whilst on the surface it may sound like hard work, owning a pet together can also improve the quality of your relationship. Seeing your partner demonstrate their emotional traits, such as care and compassion can be extremely attractive and as this study shows, increase sexual desire.’
Makes sense doesn’t it?
Women are also in for yet another treat if they have dogs as previous research has proved that we get a much better night’s sleep next to their dogs than their partners.