LOVE AND SEX
Dog lovers more likely to have one-night stands: Survey
Dog lovers/owners are more likely to have one-night stands, says a new study. (Fotolia)
Many cat lovers play hard to get and dog owners often have friends with benefits, but pet-free Canadians are the saddest among us when it comes romance, a new survey has found.
The survey of Canadians on Match.com examines the dating behaviour of people based on their pet preferences.
Cat lovers, it found, are frugal, shelling out just $5 to $20 on a first date. Dog owners, meanwhile, are more generous, spending an average of $40 to $50.
Cat lovers are also quite aloof, with 34% waiting for the other person to make contact after a first date.
At 55%, dog people are the most likely to have had a one-night stand. They are also the most likely to have dated a friend, 51% compared 47% of cat lovers.
But it's the pet-free Canadians who lack that romantic spark. At 68%, they are the least likely to believe in soulmates and true love, compared to 77% of dog lovers and 76% of cat lovers.
The survey of 1,054 Canadian singles was conducted Aug. 29-Sept. 1, 2012.