It’s Official – Walking Your Dog Helps Men Pick Up Women

Amy Tokic
by Amy Tokic

We’re so glad someone put in the effort and research to make it official. According to a recent Australian study, walking your dog is one of the top five ways to meet new people.

When a guy is walking his dog, it makes it appear like he is kinder and gentler. And you’ve seen this in action – a woman will stop to pet the cute dog and strike up a conversation with its owner. And guys, this is your chance to make a move. But do it quickly – you only have her attention for about three seconds before she’s on her way.

Not only do guys have the doggy cuteness factor on their side, walking a dog suggests that they are more physical fit and take better care of themselves. It’s the trifecta of picking up!

As to the breeds that most often get the ladies attention, German Shepherds, Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers, Siberian Huskies, or French Bulldogs are the most likely to stop her in her tracks.

Have you even picked up or been picked up because of a dog? Spill your flirty confessions in the comment section below.

[Source: Men’s Health News]

Amy Tokic
Amy Tokic

Amy Tokic, Editor of, is a passionate animal lover and proud pet parent of Oscar, a Shih Tzu/Chihuahua cross, and Zed, a Japanese Chin. Her love of animals began in kindergarten, when she brought her stuffed dog Snoopy into class with her every day. Now, she writes about her adventures in pet ownership and tirelessly researches products, news and health related issues she can share with other animal enthusiasts. In her free time, Amy loves perusing used book and record stores, obsessing over the latest pet products available and chasing squirrels with wild abandon (a habit attributed to spending too much time with her pooches).

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