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Do Tell: Could You Date Someone Who Didn't Like Animals?

Do Tell: Could You Date Someone Who Didn't Like Animals?

We all want our loved ones to bond with our pets, but what if your future partner wasn't so into the animal scene? Newly single Mario Lopez recently told People that he could never date someone who doesn't like dogs . . . and I agree! While I've dated some guys who were less than keen on my hyper lil North, they eventually warmed up to him, but it still didn't make me happy. What about you – could you date or marry someone who admitted to be not too fond of the furrier friends? If you've done it in the past (or chosen not to), share your tales in the comments below!


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Kym-Rogers Kym-Rogers 7 years
No I would never date/live with/marry anyone that does not love dogs. Animals have a 6Th sense. My husband goes along with them, but as far as loving them, no way. Was this marriage a mistake YES !!!!
chatondeneige chatondeneige 7 years
Absolutely not. Part of liking me is liking the fact that I'm a crazy cat lady. (It's Silver & Freddy's birthdays today, btw, and if his "Uncle" doesn't come over tonight to celebrate...Well, there'll be more hell over it than a little bit!) (Yes, I celebrate my cats' birthdays. I know I'm a crazy cat lady, I'm OK with it) So, if you don't love my cats and how much I love them, you won't ever truly love me.
Glittersniffer Glittersniffer 8 years
Big hairy honking NO!
VennieB VennieB 8 years
i actually do date someone who's not a big animal guy. but he's willing to put it aside because i'm a huge dog that's love!
SusanTeufel SusanTeufel 8 years
The phrase "Love me, Love my Cat" comes to mind. My Tonkinese Neko is my pride and joy, and he HATED my ex. HATED him with a passion! To say he foresaw what was best for me, and we ended up breaking up. With my fiance, he sleeps with him more than he sleeps me with me! (The cat, that is) Neko loves him to pieces! Animal lovers always seem to have something about them that attracts me to them, and I could never date or marry anyone who didn't like my cat, or that my cat didn't like!
ShePirate2010 ShePirate2010 8 years
NO!!!!!! if there is a guy that dosent like an animal, he is
mayara mayara 8 years
My instant reaction was "No," and then I saw a couple of comments and thought of a bit of a qualification. I couldn't date someone who didn't like my animals. A good friend of mine has never been a fan of cats, due to some childhood experiences, but she loves ours; I could be okay with something like that. Active dislike of animals, however -- still a no.
cooper cooper 8 years
No. Animals is a pretty broad term-there are many different types of animals. However, my feeling is there is something important lacking in someone who doesn't like *any* animals...
buckley9383 buckley9383 8 years
No way! Between my roommate and I we have 5 pets, 3 cats and 2 dogs. If you don't like pets you might as well not even come in our house!
Isista Isista 8 years
I think there can be a compromise, but I don't think I would want to give up pets all together for a guy. If they were allergic to cats, then I would suggest we get a dog, or vice versa.
AKirstin AKirstin 8 years
Nope. I will *always* have pets, and anyone who doesn't like animals is not for me.
Schaianne Schaianne 8 years
Nope - no way.
darlene darlene 8 years
No. They would have to like animals because I got them
suziryder suziryder 8 years
I hadn't even thought about this until my sister married a man who didn't like animals. And when he was adamantly against them getting a cat, I knew I could never marry someone who didn't love animals as much as I do! And I found him - my fiance has promised me that the first thing we do when we move into our own place will be to get a kitten - and maybe a puppy too!
hottpink hottpink 8 years
I don't trust anyone that doesn't like animals! I could also never ever date anyone that hunted.
MeggyPoodles MeggyPoodles 8 years
I seem to be the only one here, but I really could care less whether someone is an "animal person". Pets aren't for everyone. That may be because I don't have any pets, though. Sometimes I think I would like a kitty of my own (I LOVE cats) but I know as of now I don't have enough time to care for one. Its possible I would change my tune when/if I get a pet of my own. To each there own!
tulipsaki tulipsaki 8 years
No way could I be with someone who didn't like animals. It's a dealbreaker.
Gabriela14815884 Gabriela14815884 8 years
I couldn't date a person who didn't like animals, it just wouldn't work. I LOVE animals - all types and I have a mini zoo in my house so if they didn't like animals they'd have to go.
ikimashokie ikimashokie 8 years
My boyfriend doesn't hate them, but I think he's had some bad experiences with the dogs his family has owned, so he is wary about owning them himself. He had a little white dog that had to be put down, and his mom will occasionally ask him if he misses the dog. Nope, he says he doesn't miss her. Not one bit. Then we'll watch TV, and there will be a little white dog, and he will say "ooh it's a (dog's name)-dog!" and watch the telly a bit longer than when there are plain old boring dogs. Right. You don't miss the dog, hun. He doesn't like it when cats lick him, which is understandable because sometimes it's odd, but most cats I've met get pretty annoyed if you don't let them lick you.
freegracefrom freegracefrom 8 years
I have a great friend that hates animals and that's fine. Pets aren't for everyone. But I think it would be too difficult to be in a relationship with someone who didn't like my pet. Luckily I don't have to consider this because my guy loves dogs.
sjtoliver sjtoliver 8 years
absolutely not, my guy has to enjoy animals AND kids. my dog has a crush on my current boyfriend, she whimpers when he comes over to my parents' house and vies for every morsel of his attention. my pets are much more than pets, they've been constant companions through Crohn's disease, rape, depression, and deaths of loved ones. I can't date someone who doesn't respect that.
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