- There are people who would rather own a dog than be in a romantic relationship, a study has shown
- This set of people say dogs will not let them down in a way a human being will
- There are numerous benefits that come with dog ownership - from the psychological to the physical
One in five people would rather have a dog than be in a romantic relationship, a survey by the Kennel Club has found.
The Kennel Club carried out a survey, in which 2,612 dog owners were asked for their thoughts on romance.
Daily Mail reports that some of the respondents agreed that having a dog would make them feel less concerned about not being in love.
Legit.ng gathers that 21% of those that responded to the survey said they were more likely to be in a relationship with someone who also has a dog.
A spokesman for the Kennel Club, Bill Lambert, said: "There certainly seems to be a growing number of dog-lovers who would rather share their lives with a four-legged friend instead of a human partner.
"This could be due to the numerous benefits that come with dog ownership - from the psychological to the physical."
Lambert said dogs help their owners unwind and also can be great listeners. According to Lambert, dog owners could deal with stress with the help of their dogs.
Reacting to the survey, Sunny Sura on Facebook said: "My dog is everything for me. Loyal and unconditional love that I'd never get from any human."
Samantha Cox said: "Too right. Loyalty, love and laugh out loud moments with your dog every day. Don't get that from people."
Bassem Maamria said: "Apart from “actual cheating”, a lot of people have an idealistic view of relationships...people are different in terms of mindset, thus flexibility in dealing with one’s partner should be applied on certain aspects."
David Kelly said: "The more people I meet these days... The more I like a dog.."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that an orangutan made a rare show of love when it tried to assist a man in a river by offering its outstretched arm to the man.
The animal thought the man was stuck in the river, not knowing that he was searching for snakes.
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