15 Reasons Dogs Are Better Than Girlfriends

Victoria Heuer
Feb 10, 2015
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You Protested, We Responded!

By Victoria Heuer

We’ve already covered the 10 reasons why dogs are better than boyfriends (cats, too). We’ve received a few e-mails from the “boys,” who have pointed out the obvious unfairness of singling them out, so we thought we’d look at things from the other side of the coin.

Of course, this is all in jest — a little fun for the Valentine singletons — but we’re betting there’s a little kernel of truth to be found in some of these reasons. So here you go, guys, and please do let us know if we left anything out.


15. They Like When You Smell Funny

What is that smell? Who cares! Dogs like when you smell weird, even when you smell like another dog.

14. They Don't Mind Impromptu Guests

Dogs love when your friends come over — the more the merrier. 

13. They Don't Mind That You're Always Late

Running late? Not a problem. Dogs don't expect you to call when you're running late; the later you are, the more excited they are to see you.

12. They Don't Shop

...that is, unless you want to, and the shopping trip ends when you say it ends. 

11. They Don't Talk

Dogs never need to “talk about our relationship.”

10. They Live in the Present

Dogs don't want to know about every other dog you've had before.

9. They Don't Need Bling

Dogs have no use for flowers, cards, or jewelry, and they don't care how much you paid for their toys. 

8. They Enjoy Heavy Petting in Public

PDAs are always welcome with dogs — it doesn't matter where or who's looking.

(PDA: Public Displays of Affection

7. They Don't Have Body Image Issues

Dogs don’t complain about their bodies or compare themselves to dogs in magazines or movies.

6. They Don't Mind When You Pee Outside

Dogs understand that when you've gotta go, you've gotta go. In fact, they'll probably respect you even more for marking your territory. 

5. They Don't Care What You Look Like

Anyone can get a good-looking dog, and dogs never think about how they deserve a better looking owner, even if they lose weight. 

4. On the Other Hand...

...the uglier a dog is, the cuter it is.

3. They Are the Best Back Seat Drivers

You won't hear your dog telling you to stop and ask someone for directions. Dogs understand that instincts and a sense of adventure are better than asking someone to point the way.

2. They're Cheap Dates

Dogs would rather have you buy them a hamburger dinner than a lobster one — and have we mentioned yet that they never complain about your cooking? 

1. They Love You Just the Way You Are

Dogs aren't limited by condtions. According to your dog, you don’t have flaws — you’re completely awesome just as you are.

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