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Cats and dogs are top 10 Passions on Tinder in Thailand

Parenting can start at a young age – pet parenting that is! And all animal-lovers know that there’s nothing like having a fluffy companion to keep you company, especially when you’re single

Thai Gen Z love to share photos of their cute four-legged friends in their Tinder profiles and mention them in their bios. As daters look for a potential Match, sharing your passions is a great way to connect. “Dog lover” is the 5th most popular Passion on Tinder globally and a whopping 1 in 10 Tinder photos include a dog! Likes increase by 5% when you upload a pic with your pup and for what it’s worth, men and women are equally likely to include a photo with a furry friend. For Thai Gen Z, however, cats are the preferred furballs with “Cat lover” a top 5 Passion in Thailand. And in a recent survey, Tinder found that 33% of Thai Gen Z are looking to match with a pet lover – the same as those looking to match with foodies!

Sharing your love of animals on Tinder can give your profile a boost. Being a pet parent shows that in addition to all of your other wonderful traits, you are responsible and know how to care for someone other than yourself. You can keep them fed and watered, take them for walks (very important nowadays!), share your space as well as lavish them with attention (both your pet and your potential Match!).

Here are four tips to increase your chances of connecting with four-legged friendly peeps on Tinder:
1. Don’t be shy to show off your pet. Include photos of you together in your profile and talk about them in your bio. Putting your pet on your Tinder profile also warns off those with allergies (sorry!) or people who just don’t share your love of animals.
2. Show the real authentic you. Tinder’s Future of Dating Report spotted a shift towards honesty and a desire amongst Gen Z for more authenticity. If you’re a cat-lover, choose it as a Passion, and the same goes for dog-lovers. If you love both, then select both and open up to more Matches.
3. Get to know each other on a video date and don’t forget to bring your pet(s) along! This is a safe and easy way to connect, and gives you the chance to find out more about each other, and your pets of course.
4. When it comes to that first IRL date, make it at a pet-friendly place. A Tinder survey found that reconnecting with nature on a rainforest, beach or hike walk is the ideal first date for Thai Gen Z, so bond over your pets outdoors – they are members of the family after all!

If you’re a pet parent and have a special animal in your life, make sure to share your furry friend with your favourite Match on Tinder.