“Must Love Dogs”?
What if you don’t?
If you don’t love dogs, the appropriate response to a statement like that depends on the nature of your relationship.
If you are single, and see it posted on someone’s eHarmony profile – please do yourself (& the other person) a favor and look elsewhere. DO NOT PASS GO. Pretending to love dogs just to get a date is sad & pathetic.
If you’re dating and later discover you “must love dogs,” then you’ve got options. You can (1) confess and hope he/she loves you more than dogs; (2) try to negotiate a compromise; or (3) visit a pet store and see how it goes. Who knows, maybe you just need to give love a chance?
If you’re married, buy a dog and love it. It’s that simple.
[Note: This principle may be applied to any scenario - not just dogs.]