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A new study in the UK and the US has found that people who own pets have a higher chance at mixing and socializing with people that hose than don’t. The study comes after it was reported that more than half of the households in both countries combined has some kind of pet. Having a pet has a lot of benefits. In terms of socializing, having a pet can instantly make one popular amongst other people. Other than that, it has a range of benefits that enhance the social image of a person.
Here’s why owning a pet can boost your social image:
- The person is caring
People who have pets are often looked upon as people who are caring. It is human psyche to mix with people who can invoke a sense of comfort and that often comes from people who own pets. Also, someone with a pet automatically becomes someone who knows how to deal with people easily. Therefore, all the more why he should have more friends.
- Easier to start a conversation
It is easier to start a conversation with someone who is hanging around with a pet. Sometimes, the pets do funny stuff and that in itself is a conversation starter. Other times it’s simply irresistible to ignore a cute dog or a cat who attracts attention.
- Pet owners are healthy individuals
If reports are to be believed, then people who own pets are healthier than those that don’t. All that walking around and running behind the pet finally pays off. Plus, healthier people find it easier to fit into a social gathering than those who aren’t. Because everyone loves to be in the company of someone who maintains himself/herself.
- Pet owners become friends instantly
Birds of a feather flock together. In this case, the feathers are pets. There are countless groups on Facebook and otherwise who gather to discuss anything and everything related to their pets. It’s one of the best ways to socialize and pet owners therefore find it easier to meet new people. It also gives them an opportunity to spend their times doing something they love doing. Pets are the new cars as far as hobbies go!
Pet owners are more open towards socializing than people who don’t own pets. It’s because they know the importance of company and the impact it has on their lives. Pet owners who have similar types of pet gel easily and are quick at starting conversations. They are also healthy individuals and therefore get their share of the limelight. And since pet owners are looked upon as caring people, it becomes easy to start a conversation with them.