Dogs have a great sense of smell, but I think they can also sniff out a great guy from all the ones who stand at the doorway of your home, ready to take you on a date.
I remember when I was at uni, I briefly went out with a guy who turned out to be a total loser. I wish I had listened to my dog at the time. Rex was a German Shepherd with the most beautiful temperament, always welcoming our guests with a friendly wagging tail, sniff and a lick... until he met this guy. Rex did not like him at all. So much so that he actually growled - perhaps the first time ever?! It took him five seconds to figure out this guy was not for me. I apologised and took Rex away. The guy responded 'I don't like dogs.' (Hmmm... alarm bells should have been ringing then! What was wrong with me?!!)
Perhaps you can help. Dogs Life is doing research for a story about how dogs can be a great judge of character, including helping you find your perfect mate. If you have a dog and are in a relationship or considering a new relationship, and would like to be a part of the story, please contact me.
You never know - we might save you some heartache or find you the man of your dreams! Email firstname.lastname@example.org