A survey of 1,000 Americans and showed them pictures of people they’re most attracted to with and without dogs and cats. We then asked them to rank their perception of certain characteristics based on the type of animal they held. Think you know how puppies and dogs make you look compared to cats or kittens?
Photos of men holding puppies were seen as over 24 percent more attractive, around three times more than small and medium dogs and four times more than cats, kittens, and large dogs. You might be stuck cleaning up after puppies or teaching them to go potty outside, but it could be worth it for all the extra attention your Instagram pictures might get.
Women also got an attractiveness boost when seen holding a puppy, but were voted more than 7 percent more appealing when photographed with a medium-sized dog.