Being a dog person makes you a better human being, according to science


Personally, I couldn’t get through 24 hours without appreciating some hecking doggos. They just don’t give you the same warm glow of satisfaction just by sight that you get with cats, with their surly, independent demeanors. If you’re the same then you’re in luck – science says that dog lovers are just superior human beings to people who like cats.

A scientific study from Carroll University in Wisconsin found that people who identified as dog lovers were more energetic, outgoing and lively, whereas cat lovers were more introverted. Denise Guastello, an associate professor of psychology at Carroll, said: “It makes sense that a dog person is going to be more lively, because they’re going to want to be out there, outside, talking to people, bringing their dog.”

Being a fan of doggos can also improve your romantic life. A study carried out by Facebook found that cat people were more likely to be single than people who loved dogs – 30 per cent compared to 24 per cent respectively. The research, which collected data from 160,000 adults in the US, also found that dog lovers statistically speaking are more popular (they have more Facebook friends at least).

It’s not all bad though. The same university in Wisconsin found that while cat lovers were quiet singletons, the also tended to be more open-minded and were more likely to be non-conformists. So that’s something I guess?