Dogfishing is the practise of using someone else’s pet on a dating app profile to suggest that you are an animal-lover. It’s usually men doing the dogfishing. Photo: Shutterstock

Dogfishing: why posing on dating apps with other people’s pets won’t help you find love

  • Borrowing someone else’s pet for a dating profile as bait is a trick, generally used by men, to pretend they have nurturing qualities
  • Sometimes women subconsciously equate things like how a man treats his dog with how he would treat a partner, an online dating coach says
Topic |   Sex and relationships

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Dogfishing is the practise of using someone else’s pet on a dating app profile to suggest that you are an animal-lover. It’s usually men doing the dogfishing. Photo: Shutterstock
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