Saturday, June 6, 2009

How taking the dog for a walk can lead to love..!

June McNicholas, a health psychologist, said having a dog could increase your chance of getting "chatted up" by up to 1,000 per cent.

"Having a dog is the perfect ice-breaker," said Miss McNicholas, who conducted trials with dog owners in the West Midlands.
She sent a number of people out to go about their daily outdoor routines, half of them with a dog and half without. In addition, 52 dog owners and 43 non dog owners were asked to list all the people with whom they had some level of social contact in a four-week period.

The research showed that 40 per cent of dog owners said that they made friends easily as a result of having a dog.
"We found that just having a dog, regardless of how the owner looked, would increase the chance of someone talking to them by over 1,000 per cent," said Miss McNicholas.

Read rest of article written by Nick Britten for the Telegraphclick here

1 comment:

  1. How very true.

    This only works of course if you do actually walk and not just stand at the side of your car ;)

    You do meet some great people when you are out walking with your dog(s), and of course the dog always gets a lot of attention and so they love it as well - a win win situation!