If you have been on a dating app or site lately, then you may have noticed that a lot of online dater’s photos have dogs in them. It’s a new trend today called dogfishing. Yes, if there’s catfishing, then there’s also dogfishing. You can be the judge if the two trends are just as bad as each other.
Dogfishing And Everything You Need To Know
So, what is dogfishing? Most of us cannot resist a cute dog. If you see a person holding an adorable critter on his or her dating profile, it’s naturally going to catch your attention. Of course, if you are a dog-lover, like most of us are, you’re going to send the person a message saying something about his or her puppy. Then, you strike up a conversation.
Sooner, your potential date’s going to stir the topic away from the lovable pet towards dating or meeting in real life. This is called dogfishing. The worst part about this is that most of these people with dogs on their profiles don’t even own the dogs. They just borrow them or post random photos of dogs they found on Google.
Why Are Dogs So Appealing?
According to experts, when you have a dog in your hands, it could indicate that you are a person who is caring and nurturing. These traits would be great for a partner to have. It also gives off the idea that you are kind and that you care for something other than yourself. Well, that is if you are a true pet owner.
What’s The Problem?
The problem with this dating trend is that you told a white lie from the get-go. If you can’t be trusted with something as simple as owning a pet, then maybe you can’t be trusted with other things too. The entire situation may seem harmless at first, but when you think about it, it is actually very manipulative. Although it may be tempting and easy to do to get a date quickly, it’s not going to be worth it. For more dating updates, read other posts on the blog.