Dating is hard. Especially on the internet (or on apps). You scroll through a bunch of faces, swiping back and forth, and no matter what, there's going to be a guy with a ridiculous profile, a guy who only has photos of himself in sunglasses, and of course, a guy (or 50 guys) holding a fish. It's inevitable.
How did this start? Why do dudes think this is attractive or something potential partners want to see? Do they think it shows that they can provide food like we are still living in a hunter/gatherer society? We may never know, but one company is trying to change it.
Rover, the website that allows you to find someone to watch, walk, or board your dog, is now offering to give out a free walk for your dog while you're on a date if you can show them that you changed a fish pic on your dating profile to one with your dog.
All you have to do is screenshot your dating profile before with the fish pic and then after when you change it to a dog pic and send the screenshots to firstname.lastname@example.org. But you won't simply be getting rid of your fish pics; you could also be increasing your chances of actually getting a date.
Rover helping singles get more matches with dog pics
According to Rover, in a recent survey, they found that, of those who came across a fish pic, 62% of them said that it wasn't a match. On the other hand, 60% of them are more inclined to swipe right if there is a dog photo featured in a profile. You could meet your one true love with this simple act!
The website also found that "83% of online daters believe that a dog being featured in a dating profile may positively impact the number of matches a person might receive." Compare that to the 51% of those with a fish pic in their profile who said they did not have any current plans for Valentine's Day. Clearly, a dog can really make a huge difference.