“My date banned my dog from their house – I can’t decide if it’s a deal breaker”
One person has turned to Reddit for advice after the man they are dating banned their dog from visiting his home, and they fear it could spell the end of their relationship
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They say “opposites attract” – but sometimes two people can be far too different to really work.
A person finds themselves in an awkward position after the man they are dating bans their dog from visiting his home.
The singleton has admitted it’s a “deal breaker” but took to Reddit to seek reassurance from other dog owners.
The post written by HiTide2020 read: “We’ve been together since February. i fell in love with him He is fun, outgoing, adventurous and whip smart.
“However, he has three autonomous vacuums, complains about dog hair (even though his vacuum cleaned everything), and lots of other things that I don’t see as a big deal.”
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From a mug in his bedroom to putting his towel back on the rail at an angle, there are numerous details the two disagree on.
“I honestly don’t feel safe dating him, as strong as my feelings are,” they said.
“Also, he told me he doesn’t want to be official just yet. I was ready to be official last month.”
Aside from feeling insecure in the relationship, the man on his date has forbidden his date from bringing their dog into his house.
“I told him that he refuses to accept my dog and that he wanted to be official, that he was a deal breaker for me,” they said.
Now the couple is taking a two-week break from communication to reflect on their priorities and if they really are a good match.
The post ended by asking, “Dear dog owners, would a person refusing to have their dog in their home a deal breaker?”
More than 300 Reddit users have visited the comments section to share their opinions and advice, with many warning the dog owner about it.
“I’m sorry but you two just don’t sound compatible,” one person said.
“He doesn’t want to be with you. He doesn’t see you in his future. What else do you need? This goes beyond the dog and the annoyances you cause. He’s not into you,” agreed another.
“If it gets serious and he doesn’t want to live with your dog, you have to make a choice. You already don’t feel safe. Something tells you this relationship isn’t right. Listen to it,” a third said.
Many people viewed his actions as “red flags” and labeled him “controlling.”
“I’m shocked that nobody here has suggested that this whole ‘don’t leave evidence and don’t go officially’ thing is proof that you’re a side chick,” one person said.
Others supported the “dogs before guys” slogan, urging them to prioritize their four-legged friend.
“You had your dog before you had that man. the man goes My pets are my family, I don’t give them away for anyone,” one parent wrote.
“My dog is my life and if a guy wouldn’t accept him, I’d be scarce until he changed his mind. And…if he didn’t, I would choose my dog,” agreed another.
Although some people disagreed and said it didn’t have to end the relationship.
“Not everyone is a dog lover, so that’s not a deal breaker in my personal opinion. It’s all up to you, do you want to live with someone who loves dogs like you do?” someone wrote.
One user added with amusement: “He sounds unbearable. Are you dating my ex?”
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