Pets are good for your social well-being.
Not only do you bond to your pet, but she can also open the doors for meeting others, including possible love connections.
For example, dogs are natural people magnets. With their charm, they lure in others, who want to pet them, talk about them, or find a segue to talk about their own animals and experiences. This is true for people who are otherwise shy. A pet provides a common connection, a subject to which most of us can relate.
With our busy lives, pets draw us out of our insular shells and connect to others. The pets may be the starting point for the contact, but friendships grow from there.