15 Reasons Dogs Are Better Than Boyfriends

Dogs are known to be a man’s best friend, but they’re a lady’s best friend, too. In fact, it might even be safe to say that a dog makes a better companion than many people out there. You might be single, but if you’ve got a dog, you’ll probably realize your pet comes with perks that a boyfriend lacks. Looks like you’re a winner, after all.

  1. Unlike a lot of guys, dogs are pretty loyal.Granted, it’s not like they can cheat on you, but the fact is that a dog will always stay by his master’s side. That kind of unconditional loyalty doesn’t come easy, that’s for sure.
  2. Dogs don’t share secrets. Unless the dog’s name is Scooby Doo, there’s not much a pup can do in terms of revealing secrets, gossiping, or anything of the short. Meanwhile, guys tend to be worse gossips than girls at times.
  3. Much like cats, dogs are also cheaper than boyfriends. Seriously, relationships are expensive!
  4. A dog will always be happy to see you. They get so excited when you come back home after a long day at work, and they get excited every single time. No matter how many times you reappear, they’re happy, if not just downright ecstatic, to see you, and they’ll never accuse you of smothering them or ask for some space.
  5. They make just about anything look cute. Drooling? Aww, drooly puppy. Wrinkly face? Aww, wrinkly mush puppy. Let’s face it – dogs have carte blanche on the cute factor. They can make anything cute, funny, or otherwise appealing. On the other hand, if a guy has a wrinkly face and drools, it’s pretty gross.  
  6. It’s normal to laugh when your dog humps random things, but not normal when your boyfriend does it. Actually, if you catch your boyfriend humping random objects, you probably have more problems in your relationship than you want to admit.
  7. You never have to feel like you need to beg for attention from your dog. If your boyfriend has been acting distant, you will likely have the urge to deal with it by trying to reach out for attention. At times, it can get to the point that you even want to beg him for attention. With a dog, that never happens. They’ll always come running towards you the moment you call them.
  8. Dogs don’t care about shallow things. Impressing a guy can feel like you need to conform to an obscene amount of standards. Every guy you date will care (to a point) about how you look, where you work, how much money you make, etc. Dogs don’t care about that stuff. All they care about is you being there with them!
  9. A dog can bring you a lot more positive attention than a boyfriend. People love to approach people who have dogs. This can start an awesome conversation between you and the person who thinks your taste in pets is awesome. You can actually meet a lot of friends this way. On the other hand, if people are only approaching you when you’re with your boyfriend, then you may end up developing insecurities over it. (Trust me, I’ve been there.)
  10. Dogs actually do cuddle up with you when you need to watch tearjerker films. Guys typically can’t stand tearjerker films, and are not too likely to comfort you while you watch them. On the other hand, dogs have been known to pick up on their owners’ feelings and come to offer a cuddle to make them feel better. Ergo, the dog is a better film buddy than your man is.
  11. You don’t have to worry about a dog losing his good looks. Truth be told, animals always look good, no matter what their age is. The same can’t be said for guys, who might begin to bald, get a potbelly, or even just look gross later on in life.
  12. Dogs are also better at chasing away creeps. A creepy guy sometimes won’t get the hint, even if you have a boyfriend standing right next to you. Creeps might, in fact, take it as a challenge. You know what creeps never want to mess with? A growling, angry-looking dog.
  13. Dogs won’t beg you for anything other than toys or food. It’s true that dogs love to beg for food and play time, but the fact is that they do it so cutely. Those puppy dog eyes really make you want to just give them the whole world – and considering that they ask for so little, that’s perfectly alright. However, when your boyfriend is constantly asking for stuff, it’s not just food that they ask for.
  14. You’ll never hear a dog complain about the clothes you picked for them. No man ever seems to be totally happy with a girl’s choice in his clothing. He may whine, moan, shift around unhappily, or even outright refuse to wear what you’ve bought him. Dogs, on the other hand, won’t actually criticize your taste in clothing… usually.
  15. You can’t make a meme out of your boyfriend as easily as you can make one of your dog. So doge. Much awesome.
Ossiana Tepfenhart works as an editor to FunNewJersey's magazine, and has been working with a massive series of lifestyle sites including Woman Around Town and Guff.com