Fun fact: Dogs are the best.
Not only do they love your company, but research also says that spending time with dogs can help lower your blood pressure and cholesterol levels. They can even help raise your serotonin, the “feel-good” chemical in your brain.
They’re also the perfect wingmen. Read on to find three meet-cute love stories that started with the help of dogs.
How a granddaughter and a service dog helped two seniors find love
Yancy thought that love left his life when his beloved wife passed away five years ago. His son tried to explain how all those modern dating sites work. He said that senior people meet up online nowadays, too. People of different ages and lifestyles find new friends and give a new chance for romance every day. But Yancy was just old school.
One day he was with his young granddaughter in a neighborhood park. While strolling, they ran into a neighbor with her service dog. His granddaughter got excited upon seeing the dog and tried to pet it.
Yancy stopped his granddaughter and explained that since the dog was wearing a vest, the dog was working and can’t be disturbed unless you ask permission from its owner.
His granddaughter walked up to the neighbor, a sweet old lady named Minerva, and asked if she could pet it. Minerva was charmed by Yancy’s granddaughter and agreed.
While Yancy’s granddaughter and Minerva’s dog played, the senior couple talked and got to know each other more.
When dinner time came, Yancy asked what his granddaughter wanted for dinner. “I want Ms. Minerva to eat with us!” she said. Minerva accepted the invitation and brought a bottle of wine over.
Two years later, wedding bells rang for Minerva and Yancy.
The love of your life might be at the nearest dog park
While walking through the dog park near her apartment complex, Vivian saw Jetson, a beautiful Golden Retriever, and immediately walked up to him and said hello.
When Vivian looked up, she saw Jetson’s human, Billy, and introduced herself and her dog, Croissant, a Welsh Corgi.
Billy was the quiet type, so he was glad Jetson was there to break the ice between him and Vivian. Over the next two weeks, they looked for each other every time they visited the dog park.
One day, Billy and Vivian were walking their dogs separately when they bumped into each other, and so he asked her if she wanted to walk the dogs together. All four enjoyed each other’s company so much that Billy asked Vivian to have dinner with him the following evening.
Their first date was a success, and they made plans for another one next week, and then another, and another. Of course, they made sure to include their dogs in their plans.
After a year of dating and another year of living together, Billy proposed to Vivian. They have been married since and even added two more dogs to their family.
Walk your roommate’s dog, earn some love karma
Penny met her husband, Arn, while they were both walking their dogs. It was a sunny day before her college class started, and she was walking her roommate’s dog.
She was deep in thought about her appearance and her classes when suddenly she heard someone say hello. When she turned around, she saw a tall, handsome guy with a German Shepherd mix. Little did she know that this good-looking man was her soon-to-be husband Arn.
They talked for a bit while their dogs sniffed each other’s butts and then went back to their respective apartments.
Penny started anticipating Arn’s schedule so she could take her roommate’s dog for a walk in hopes of running into him again. After several “chance” encounters, Arn finally asked her out. They were blissfully married two years later.
Love at first bark
We hope these meet-cute love stories made you believe in love again, or at least renew your appreciation for your dog.
If you don’t have a furry companion and are thinking about getting one, try looking into large dogs. And if you’re in the process of finding your (human) soulmate, don’t lose hope. These stories prove that you can find them while you go about your day. Maybe bring a dog or two to help you next time.