They say dogs are a man’s best friend, so if a lady walks into your life and your doggo ain’t diggin’ her, you should probably take that opinion into serious consideration.

In fact, 54 percent of you would drop your date like a hot potato if Buster was upset every time you brought her around. That’s right, more than half of humans would end their relationships because their pets were not feeling it. Sweet or absurd? You decide.

In a study from, the largest network of pet sitters and dog walkers, a whopping 47 percent of those with a significant other admitted that they find it harder to leave their dog for a week than their human partner. The research also shows that people view their dogs as companions rather than things they own, so it makes sense.

Brandie Gonzales, pet lifestyle expert for Rover, put it this way: “[Young people] shower their dogs with attention and splurge on expensive gifts because their dog is their best friend, and they want to be their dog’s best friend, too. Dog people are deeply concerned about their dog’s feelings and well-being. And we’re seeing that reflected in everything from how people name their dogs to what they feed them, and the type of pet care they prefer.”

And apparently to how to rule out prospective partners.

It comes down to the fact that there are two kinds of people in this world: dog people and shitty people. There is no in-between. So if your dog growls up a storm whenever you bring home your new girl, it’s probably because she falls into the latter category.

Basic animal instincts.