When you start dating someone new, apparently you don't have to worry about impressing their friends or their mom or any of the usual suspects.
But you damn sure better suck up to their DOG.
According to a new survey, 86% of dog owners say they'd dump someone who didn't like their dog.
And people also trust their dog to set them up. Three out of 10 people say they've used their dog as a way to start talking to a potential date . . . and they were successful 84% of the time.
78% of people with dogs say they're more likely to hook up with someone if that person also has a dog.
And finally, 16% of married dog owners say that if it came down to it, they'd rather celebrate their dog's birthday than their spouse's birthday.
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