Everyone wants to find a partner they can live happily ever after with. This means we desperately swipe right on Tinder and flirt at bars, at the gym or even at Trader Joes for an eligible man who might be, "the One."
Yes, having a boyfriend sounds like a must, but when you find someone that means you have to take care of them. You have to make them feel special, cook for them, boost their ego, watch dumb movies they want to watch, and sleep next to them while they snore in your ear or fart in their sleep. You also can't watch Keeping up with the Kardashians whenever you want and without judgement. It's horrible. So to save yourself the drama and heartache, get a dog instead. They're better, cuter, and won't hog the TV. Here are 15 reasons why having a dog is better than having a boyfriend.
15 He's excited every time he sees you
No matter what you do, where you go, or when your last fight was, he is waiting for you at the door with lots of love ready to give.
14 He’s a cheap date
All he needs is a bowl of water from the waiter, and maybe a treat if you’re feeling super generous.
13 He loves you unconditionally
Like, with no conditions. No matter what you look like, what you wear, or how you act, he is over the moon for you. And you couldn't be more over the moon for him.
12 He won’t take over your apartment
He won’t leave dirty socks behind or take over your couch with his basketball games from 1995 when you need to catch up on the Bachelor and he won’t take way too long reading on the toilet when you need to get ready for work. Okay, he may take over your couch, but he is so cute, who cares!
11 He's the best listener in the world
He just listens. He doesn’t sit there and offer dumb advice. He doesn’t tell you what to do, or tell you that he’s too busy to talk. He just listens.
10 You get to make all the plans
No more, hour-long conversations about “What do you want to do?" You dictate where you’re going, when you’re going, and why you’re going. Enough said.
9 He won’t eat all your food in the fridge
I mean, he would if he could, but he doesn’t have thumbs so…
8 He doesn’t judge
He won’t judge your weird alone behaviour, like wearing the same sweats for the third day in a row or eating an entire jar of peanut butter in one sitting. In fact, he will probably want to eat it with you.
7 He is always there for you
He will follow you to the kitchen, to the bathroom, to the couch, to the door and back to the kitchen and back again. And again. And again. That's how much he loves you.
6 He is better at cuddling than any man could ever ever be
He's soft, furry and is less likely to snore. And all you have to do is cuddle.
5 He is really low maintenance
All he needs is a bowl of food, a bowl of water, a few walks a day, and some belly scratches. Easy, peasy.
4 He won't take over the TV
Want to watch Dance Moms? Cool. Want to watch the Real Housewives? Awesome. Want to watch an endless amount of Rom-Coms. No problem.
3 He’s loyal
He won’t go out, forget to call or text, or post pictures on Facebook of him hanging with other bitches.
2 You won’t ever have to endure the pressure of meeting the parents
More than likely, you already know your dog's mom and are already best buds. Plus, you can save the cost of dressing nice to impress or bringing along an expensive bottle of wine to dinner.
1 More than anything, he’s cuter, sweeter, and maybe smarter than all of your exes combined.
He'll brighten your day no matter what and you'll feel content knowing you also have a best friend.