The Online Genius: Pics with Pets


We asked NY singles what their top pet-phobias are and this is what they had to say.

  • Owning a cat

 Despite all of the cat popularity online these days, many singles are saying no to cat lovers. Maybe it’s because cats are portrayed as evil in cartoons. Or maybe it’s because cat-loathers are jealous of their nine lives. Whatever the reason is, a cat in your online dating profile is a huge DON’T!

Women with cats are often labeled as crazy cat ladies. Meanwhile, men with cats are a complete miss with single NY women. Women believe these men are weird AF. Our suggestion is to limit the publicity your cat gets especially if you’re online dating. Despite all this cat popularity online these days, many singles are saying 

  • Women who treat their dogs like humans.

Dressing your dog up for Halloween, buying special treats for your his birthday and including your dog in the family Christmas cards are gestures both your canine and society, will deem acceptable. But there is a certain line to be drawn. There are a number of New York City dogs groomed like A-list celebrities. The worst is when dogs are carried around in a stroller. Truth be told, your chances of actually meeting a sugar-owner are generally quite low, but if you live in the Big Apple you’ve definitely seen a pet in a Chanel handbag. This type of overindulgence might cost you a date or two.

  • Men and women with more pictures of pets than of the owner

You know the feeling when a parent wants to document every moment in their newborn’s life. Imagine if their baby could never grow up to tell them to stop being annoying. This is how everyone feels about your ‘baby’. Your dog is cute and all but people will stop caring after a while, and start thinking you’re just plain crazy. If you’re going to post pictures of your cat all day long, our experts suggest making her a separate Instagram account for her pics (people love that) – and to keeping them out of your dating profile.

Although there are pets with successful careers as wingmen, some pets will actually ruin your chances of finding love. When dealing with online dating it’s best to mention that you have a pet in your bio, but focus the rest of the profile on yourself. Let them fall for you first and then they’ll stay for your pet later, I promise.

Written by Christina Madera

Christina Madera is our hilariously bright Business and Communications Intern.

Did you know that Project Soulmate offers professional photo coaching and other management services for your online dating accounts?

Jane Rudes is a Communication Consultant and our Online Division Director at Project Soulmate. Jane is happy to speak with any interested, prospective clients about our online dating services and answer questions about online profiles or other common online dating woes.

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Find more genius advice by checking out some of our other Online Dating Genius posts like:  

The Height Exaggeration, The Offspring Pic, The Hot Chick In Your Pic, or The Not Your Baby Pic and more!

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