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World’s First “Must Love Dogs” Dating Site Celebrates 8th Anniversary

This year marks the 8th anniversary of the first dating site in the world for people who are so passionate about dogs that their main criterion for choosing a potential mate is that they must love dogs.

I founded  on 4th February, 2006 after having a Eureka moment when I discovered there were many people like me who would only date others who shared their love of dogs.

I noticed how warm and friendly fellow dog lovers were when I bumped into them and their dogs whilst out walking my dogs or on visits to the vet. It was as if dog lovers were a breed apart from other members of the human race. Just as I felt a special connection to dogs I felt a similar connection to their owners too.

My faith in the concept of creating a dating site that would enable dog lovers to meet and form long lasting relationships was rewarded twice over. quickly attracted the attention of thousands of dog lovers all over the world as well as the media and I was invited as a guest on TV and Radio shows to talk about my “must love dogs” dating idea..

Then five years ago I met my partner Angela on who of course shares my love for our Italian Spinone, Findlay, Ragdoll cat Snuggles and a horse called Ruby.

When my friends found out I had met Angela on they thought the reason for me creating the site was to find someone for myself! I’d just like to make it clear that is not for my own personal use and anyone can join – but they must love dogs! is free to join and review other members’ profiles.

Derek Collinson is a Business Consultant and Internet Entrepreneur and the founder of four of the most popular dating sites on the internet. The first site Derek founded was, the first dating site in the world for people who love dogs and want to share their lives with like minded people. The second was for people who are only interested in one thing – finding their soul mate and the third was for people 40 and over who want to share their lives with people from the same era. Recently Derek created a new dating site called for people 50 and over. Derek is a lifelong animal lover and vegetarian as well as being a qualified Reiki practitioner and uses Reiki to heal both people and all creatures great and small. He spent three years using dating sites as a way of finding his soul mate and during that time gained invaluable knowledge of online dating through his experiences of meeting people online and offline as well as from running his three dating sites. Derek’s confidence in online dating was rewarded when seven years ago he met his partner on his own dating site for dog lovers – He created in March, 2013  to provide dating and relationship advice from qualified people to enable others to find love and build fulfilling relationships built on mutual respect, understanding and nurture.

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