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Where does your pet rank on less-likely-to-date list?

Owning a pet can make you healthier, reduce stress and anxiety in your life, and safeguard you against depression, many studies have found.

But for all its positives, pet ownership also may have a negative side: It can damage your love life, and - depending on the kind of pet you have - you may be far less likely of landing a date, a poll indicates.

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Spiders, first, snakes, second, and rats, third, are considered the biggest turnoffs, according to a poll of 512 single people in Britain conducted by for craigslist. Forty-seven percent of the respondents said they would be less inclined to date someone who owned a spider, 41 percent were put off by snakes and 40 percent would shy away from dating someone who owned a rat.

Women, in particular, were turned off by men who own spiders with 54 percent saying they would be less inclined to date a man who owned one. Forty-one percent of men said they would be less inclined to date a woman who owned a snake. 

According to the poll, the less-inclined-to-date list includes: ferret, 31 percent; lizard, 29 percent; mouse, 25 percent; dog, 23 percent; cat, 21 percent; parrot, 16 percent; hamster or guinea pig, 11 percent. 

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But pet owners do have some solace when it comes to dating, the poll found. Thirty-two percent of respondents said they would date a person regardless of the kind of pet they own.


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