Skout’s International Kissing Day Survey Reveals That Nearly 1 in 5 People Would Rather Kiss Their Pet Than Their Significant Other!

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In honor of International Kissing Day on Monday, July 6th, Skout surveyed nearly 5,000 people in the U.S. and found that people love to pucker up for pets!

Skout International Kissing Day Infographic

70% of people say dogs are the most kissable pet.

In honor of International Kissing Day on Monday, July 6th, Skout recently surveyed nearly 5,000 people in the U.S. and found that people love to pucker up for their lovable pets! People also weighed in on how they feel about kissing their friends, coworkers and even bosses.

Here are some of the survey highlights:

Nearly 1 in 5 people would rather kiss their pet than their significant other!

  •     19% of people say they’d prefer to kiss their pet over their significant other.
  •     43% of people say they’d prefer to kiss their pet rather than family or friends.

The majority of people pucker up for pets.

  •     75% of people admit that they kiss their pets.

Dogs are the most kissable pet.

  •     70% of people say dogs are the most kissable pet, followed by 21% who prefer to kiss their cats, 7% who think birds are most affectionate and just 2% who prefer their reptile.

Ok, enough about pets…

When it comes to friends, the majority of us appreciate a hello kiss.

  •     61% of people surveyed say they’re all for a quick kiss hello when greeting a friend.
  •     Interestingly, men (64%) are even more likely than women (56%) to kiss when saying hello.

Get cheeky – but keep it to one cheek only!

  •     The majority rules again. Among people who appreciate a greeting kiss, 75% say a quick kiss hello on one cheek is the way to go.
  •     A quick kiss on both cheeks goes too far for most (only 12% prefer it) and a simple air kiss isn’t as genuine (only 13% prefer it).

Kissing in the workplace? Not so popular…

  •     13% of people surveyed have greeted a coworker with a quick kiss.
  •     11% of people say they have kissed their boss.

To celebrate International Kissing Day, Skout is also partnering with Muttville, a San Francisco-based nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to improving the lives of senior dogs. Muttville rescues senior dogs and finds them new homes or gives them hospice, as well as educates people about the benefits of adopting an older dog. Skout’s survey found that 52% of people would adopt an older dog, and on International Kissing Day, for every virtual Muttville sticker friends give to each other in the Skout app, Skout will make a donation to Muttville.

"We're proud to be supporting the great work Muttville does while having some fun celebrating International Kissing Day," said Christian Wiklund, co-founder and CEO of Skout. "There is a lot of love for our pets among the team at Skout, so we felt like a kissing survey had to include some questions about them. It turns out we're not alone - the majority of our community members give their pets a smooch, and we hope everyone will exchange a Muttville sticker within the Skout app on July 6 to support Muttville."

This survey was conducted online in June 2015 among 4,995 Skout users in the United States. To download Skout for iOS or Android, or to sign up online, visit http://www.skout.com. You can also find Skout on Facebook and Twitter.

About Skout
Skout is the leading global social platform for meeting new people and expanding your social circle. The Skout community spans more than 180 countries, is available in 14 languages and can be downloaded on iOS, Android and Windows devices. The Andreessen Horowitz backed company was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in San Francisco. Visit skout.com to learn more.

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