No one wants to seem like the male version of the crazy cat lady online, going on and on about how Mittens and Spot are the best things that ever happened to you. Making your pet the star of your profile page screams, “Help!” However, mentioning a pet once or twice adds spice to it, and helps you form a good impression with visitors.
Pets Are Viewed Positively in Society
Pets and the people who have them are generally viewed positively in society. Humans who care for animals are seen as more compassionate, empathetic, and trustworthy than people who say that they don’t like animals. If you want to make a good first impression, mention that one of your favorite activities is taking your dog on a jog through the park. This makes you seem fit, as well as responsible and caring. People are predisposed to like people who like animals even if they don’t actually like animals themselves.
Adding in the mention that you have a pet will also appeal to other pet lovers. People naturally trust people they perceive as similar to themselves, so a reference in your “about me” section to your feline companion will make other cat lovers sit up and take notice. This is especially true if you live in an urban area where even people who want and love pets don’t always have the ability to own them in their own homes.
Don’t Go Overboard
Everyone likes to talk about your pets, but you don’t want to go overboard. People who don’t like pets do exist, and if you’re looking for something casual that doesn’t matter. She could hate dogs and cats and still be a really great friend with benefits. You don’t need to commit to her love or hatred of pets to have a good time.
There is some validity to the idea that focusing on your pets too much when interacting with humans is seen as weird. You don’t want to be like that girl in elementary school who had horse stickers on everything she owned and tried to bring her cat to show and tell. Less than 10 percent of your pictures should have your pet in them.