When you get a golden retriever, you’re going to think that every girl had one when she was little, or at least wanted one. Getting a golden retriever is kind of like cheating. You’re going right for the jugular with a dog that shows you are an active man with classic tastes and a soft spot for cute canines. The stupid face they make when they pant doesn’t hurt, either. And sporty women will walk right up to you on the street and ask if your dog likes to swim. Say yes.