Everyone wants to do their best in their dating app profile pictures, and many people often try to gain favor by posing with their dogs.

While it’s hard to say that most dogs aren’t cute, it seems that the breed of dog in your picture likely affects how many matches you get.

An experiment was conducted using the image of a female and a male participant on dating apps like Tinder, Hinge, and Bumble.

Everyone wants to do their best in their dating app profile pictures, and many people often try to gain favor by posing with their dogs. Image: Getty Images

The pictures of the most popular dog breeds were then photoshops next to man and woman on each picture, and these pictures were then displayed in separate apps in the profiles.

The Canine Cottages experiment found that men matched the female profile best, in which the woman posed with a Staffordshire Bull Terrier.

This profile accumulated 121 strokes while the female with a Chihuahua got 110 strokes, followed by that with a mixed breed dog which got 104 strokes.

While it’s hard to say that most dogs aren’t cute, it seems that the breed of dog in your picture likely affects how many matches you get. Image: Getty Images

The list of female profiles most stolen from men was as follows:

  • Staffordshire Bull Terrier (121 strokes)
  • Chihuahua (110 strokes)
  • Mixed breed (104 strokes)
  • Cockapoo (101 swipes)
  • Jack Russell (90 strokes)
  • German Shepherd Dog (84 claws)
  • Cocker Spaniel (82 strokes)
  • Labrador (70 strokes)
  • French Bulldog (65 claws)
  • Shih Tzu (62 strokes)

The man’s profile wasn’t nearly as happy with the number of games played by women overall, but the results when it came to dog breeds were completely different.

The profile with a Jack Russell in the picture had the most strokes with 20, followed by the one in which the man posed with a Cockapoo on 19 strokes.

In third place was the profile, in which the man posed with a Labrador that earned 18 punches.

Puppy safetyAn experiment was conducted using the image of a female and a male participant on dating apps like Tinder, Hinge, and Bumble. Image: Getty Images

The ten most stolen dog breeds that women stole the most were:

  • Jack Russell (20 strokes)
  • Cockapoo (19 claws)
  • Labrador (18 strokes)
  • Mixed breed (17 strokes)
  • German Shepherd (15 claws)
  • French Bulldog (13 claws)
  • Chihuahua (12 strokes)
  • Shih Tzu (11 strokes)
  • Cocker Spaniel (10 strokes)
  • Staffordshire Bull Terrier (9 strokes)

James Preece, celebrity dating coach and relationship expert, says, “Adding a photo of a dog can be a great idea if you want to be successful in dating. It provides an instant, fun ice breaker and makes it easier for someone to start a conversation.

Dog Dating AppThe Canine Cottages experiment found that males matched the female profile best, in which the woman posed with a Staffordshire Bull Terrier. Image: Shutterstock

“Instead of making something up to say something, all you have to do is ask a question about the dog.

‘It also shows that they are active and friendly. If the dog loves you, so will other people. For those looking for someone to raise a family, this is also a fantastic way to show that you are a carer and that you can take care of something other than yourself. ‘