Dating with Pets: Who Takes Priority?
She has a dog, and he said he doesn't like animals. Now what?
I was talking to a friend the other day who told me she had been talking to a guy and they were going to go on a date. But then came the deal breaker: he does not like animals!
My friend has a dog, and the guy knew that.
This made me wonder, would it be a deal breaker for every one?
I look into the eyes of my two babies, and it would be a definite deal breaker for me. My two dogs are my babies, my children, if you will. Sadly, during my volunteer work with a local dog rescue group, I have sat and watched people actually give up their dogs because of a new baby, because they can no longer afford them and, my favorite, they no longer have time for them.
To take it a step further, if my dog does not like the person, or if the person does not like my dog, then it is an immediate deal breaker — for me, at least.
But, what if they are OK with your animal, but treat them differently than you. For example, you may think I'm wrong for doing this, but, I allow my dogs on the furniture with me. But, I know others do not allow their animals on the furniture at all, so how would you compromise in a new relationship?
My friend said she told the guy they didn’t have enough in common. The guy said "OK, you will never hear from me again."
I guess going to the dog park together would have been out of the question.
Have any of you had to compromise? If so, how did it work out?