It really shouldn’t be rocket science: pets are an awful idea for your hookup, and no, it doesn’t matter how much she oohs and awws at the cute puppy in the window. Getting her a pet as a gift is one of the worst things you can do, and there are a ton of reasons for that. In general, you really just need to stay away from the idea. It’s not going to get you laid any faster, and if anything, it might put her off of the entire hookup relationship with her in general.
She Doesn’t Really Want It
It doesn’t matter how much she’s cooing at it right now–she doesn’t really want it. Women are going to constantly make googly eyes at cute animals, and that’s nothing new. Even if she’s constantly talking about getting a pet snake, it’s the same thing: she really doesn’t want the thing. She just likes the idea of it right then, and she’s trying to test your boundaries to see how much you’ll actually end up getting her as a present.
Thing is, pets require a lot of planning. If she’s going to be a responsible pet owner, she’s not going to go and ask her hookup date for a pet right then and there. That’s something you always need to remember, no matter how much she begs, pleads, and talks about the thing later on.
You’ll Get Stuck With It
If you get her a pet and the two of you end up not hooking up anymore, there’s a good chance she’ll try and saddle you with it. While a lot of guys might not care about this, you should. It’s not going to be pretty when she ends up dropping off a puppy that you really didn’t ask for right back on your doorstep.
The thing is that you got it for her, and if she doesn’t want it because you gave it to her out of the blue… it’s now your responsibility. This is the kind of thing that really sucks in hookups, so seriously, don’t get her a pet.
It Signifies Way Too Much
Pets are the kind of thing that steady couples get when they move in with one another. That’s why you should ultimately never get her a pet, because it’s going to really give her the wrong idea about the kind of relationship that you have with her.
The last thing that you’re going to want during a hookup is a really clingy lady that’s never going to leave you alone. Sadly, if you get her a pet, that’s exactly the kind of thing that you’re encouraging. It doesn’t matter what kind of boundaries you set before–she’s going to ignore them now because you got her a fluffy kitten. She’s going to think that things are getting serious, and honestly, that’s your own damned fault at this point. This is why it’s so important to never get her a pet if you want to keep your sanity.