Rotonda says he hopes to eventually expand the site into a Craigslist type of resource for dog lovers, where they can find services such as dog walkers, pet sitters and more.
Sites like Pets and You Must Love Dogs have found a new niche as singles flock to computers and smartphones to find relationships, connecting dog owners to potential mates who enjoy long walks in the dog park and slobbery canine kisses as much as they do.
Many dating sites cater to religious, cultural and political preferences, but won't focus as heavily on interests like pets, music or travel, said Karen North, a professor of social media at the University of Southern California's Annenberg School of Journalism.
Throughout the history of dating, pickup lines have ranged from the cheesy “What’s your sign? The Safety Harbor, Fla., resident and his girlfriend, Denise Fernandez, are the co-founders of You Must Love Dogs Dating ( an online dating service that, as the title infers, uses a love for dogs as the common denominator.
” might be the best line yet for making a love connection — that is, if Kris Rotonda has any say.
Since launching in June as an “official” dating website, it has amassed 2 million members.
Many newcomers are taking advantage of the 30-day free trial period, with a small portion converting to a paid subscription.
When Joanie Pelzer signed up with a dog-friendly online dating service a few years ago, she was honest about her Chihuahua — he likes people more than other dogs, craves attention, steals food and can't stand to ride in the backseat of a car.
Even a man who loved animals as much as she did couldn't keep up with her dog's quirks.
From Marin County’s Muir Beach and the scenic Marin Headlands to San Francisco’s Crissy Field, Fort Funston and Ocean Beach, taking leisurely strolls and watching dogs frolic may ease the way for a blossoming romance. Dog-friendly bars and restaurants: Whether love blooms over a hot dog, corn dog or sleeping dog, everyone loves to eat and soon, thanks to Gov.