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Dating with Dogs: A Primer

Discussion in 'Dog Blogs' started by The Dog Snobs, Jul 20, 2016.

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    Dating is hard. Dating with dogs…is interesting. In addition to the normal questions that run through every single person’s mind (What should I wear? Am I showing enough boob? Too much boob? How’s my breath?), a dog person will probably also have some, if not all, of the following thoughts:

    1. Will my dog like my date?
    2. Will my date like my dog?
    3. Will my date like my dog more than me?
    4. If my date has a dog, would our dogs get along?
    5. How does my date feel about dog hair?
    6. I sure hope I don’t have any dog hair in awkward places.
    7. What will I do with my dog if my date comes back to my place?
    8. More importantly, what will my dog do if I bring a date back home?
    9. Will my date be turned off by the copious amounts of photos of my dog I have?
    10. Should I have hidden said dog photos?
    11. How slowly should I reveal my layers of dog crazy?
    12. Can they handle the crazy?
    13. When is the appropriate time to tell someone you are dating that you write a blog best known for ‘dog toy or sex toy’ comparisons? (Ok fine, maybe that’s just us).





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    There also some things you should probably know before dating someone with dogs:

    1. Love us, love our dog. It’s really kind of simple.
    2. We like our dogs more than you. That’s unlikely to change.
    3. If you are insecure being a third wheel, please move on. The dog was here first, and you are the interloper. While we can find a way to squeeze you in on the couch with us, the dog isn’t going anywhere.
    4. While ideally we would find a significant other as dog crazy as we are, we are fine settling for someone who supports (or at least doesn’t get in the way of) our own craziness.
    5. Don’t take us cutting our dates short as a personal affront. Sometimes we really do need to go walk the dog, and no, that’s not a euphemism.
    6. Our hobbies consist of dogs, dog people sometimes, and lots of driving to dog events. If you want to come and “be supportive” you will be bucket bitch. That title is exactly as glamorous as it sounds. We also probably will ignore you until we need a brush, a snack (for the dog, and I’ll know if you steal one) need you to get me a leash, or (surprise) need you to fill a bucket. It’s not personal, I just need those things and you’ve volunteered.
    7. Don’t question our dog-related spending habits. Ever.
    8. You can maybe work up to holding some of our dogs’ leashes, but don’t be offended if we never ask you to hold it. If you volunteer, we’ll probably say no. It’s not that we don’t trust you, but given that your reaction to our dogs sitting on command was on par with witnessing a statue of the Madonna weeping blood…we don’t trust you.
    9. Our voices change when we talk to our dogs, and it isn’t cute. Deal with it.
    10. Get used to us being more excited to see our dogs than you when we come home.
    11. If you aren’t ready to hear the answer, don’t ask who we love more–you or the dog.

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    So, dating with dogs? Any tips? Success stories? Horror stories (please, share your misery! Do it! ). Share below!

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  2. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    People in the neighborhood always like our dog more than they like us. Lol
     
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  3. Vicki

    Vicki Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    If they ask what kind of dogs I have, they hesitate and give me that 'look'.. The deal breaker is when I answer how many....
    I'm destined to be the crazy dog lady at this point in time.
     
  4. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    My dates never get to me first. They have to go through JC.:D
     
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  5. Capt. Roxy

    Capt. Roxy Good Dog Premium Member

    I'm married so no more dating for me but when I met my husband 10 years ago one of the top 3 questions I had asked him was if he loved dogs. If he didn't love dogs we could not be together. It just wouldn't work out... Lol. Luckily, he loves dogs and at the time he had taken in 3 strays and 2 of them were pitbulls. My ex boyfriend prior to meeting my husband was allergic to my dog so I had told him you either take allergy meds and deal with it or we can't be together because I'm not giving away my baby! He thought I loved my dog more than him so things didn't work out and I did love my dog more than him so it was for the best!
     
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  6. TWadeJ

    TWadeJ Big Dog

    image.jpeg The one good thing about my ex wife is that she loved dogs as much as I do. She took Weezie, my favorite dog, in the divorce. Blue isn't a "replacement" but was acquired by me as a result.
     
  7. Capt. Roxy

    Capt. Roxy Good Dog Premium Member

    Aww Weezie is adorable. Do you ever get to see Weezie or does she not allow it?
     
  8. TWadeJ

    TWadeJ Big Dog

    No visitation. She hates me.
     
  9. Capt. Roxy

    Capt. Roxy Good Dog Premium Member

    :( I'm sorry, that's too bad you can't visit with the dog.
     
  10. steve07

    steve07 Good Dog

    TJ I'm sorry to hear that about weezie. Me and my wife joke about that sometimes. Where she will get blue and I get Brooklyn. It's just a joke I don to know how I would be able to do it in reality. I give you credit in sure it was extremely difficult.
     
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  11. Madeleinemom

    Madeleinemom MS Bites, My Dog Doesn't Staff Member Super Moderator

    TJ: I am sorry to read that ... how mean spirited to deny you visits with Weezie. It must be hard on you.
     
  12. TWadeJ

    TWadeJ Big Dog

    image.jpeg Cash can be earned. Property can be acquired. The worst thing about the divorce (other than obviously that we didn't make it work) was loosing Weezie. I still miss him every day. He had the neatest personality. I hope that Cristal got him a playmate (he LOVES other dogs - male and female, large and small) and that he is happy!
     
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  13. Capt. Roxy

    Capt. Roxy Good Dog Premium Member

    Oh that face! He's so very handsome and he looks very sweet. I hope she changes her mind and let's you see him.
     

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