A survey by Agria Pet Insurance found that over half of those surveyed fell in love with their pet within 30 minutes, while it took up to six months to decide on a partner. Forty percent said the moment they met their pet was love at first sight, compared to only 16 percent who felt the same about their significant other. Dogs are known for providing unconditional love, which is why many owners have a closer bond with their pets than their partners. The survey of 2,000 pet owners revealed that 53 percent cuddle up with their pets on the sofa, and over a quarter prefer sharing their bed with their pooch rather than their partner. Responsible dog ownership is crucial for a long and happy life together.