Are You Getting 'Dogfished' by a Suitor on a Dating App?

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Playing Have You Been ‘Dogfished’ on a Dating Site?

The Doctors alert our single viewers to a new trend to watch out for in the dating world -- getting "dogfished."

That attractive person with the cute dog in their dating profile might be starting off on a lie. "Dogfishing" is when someone uses a friends' dog in their online photo or profile in order to get more swipes, matches, and interest.

Watch: Should Photo Filters Be Banned from Dating Websites and Apps?

The Doctors note that research backs up this idea and studies have shown that owning a dog makes someone appear more capable of caring for someone else. 

Dermatologist Dr. Sonia Batra admits that when she first got married, she and her husband adopted a puppy and she thought of it somewhat as a test to find out how he would care for kids. "It's a real thing," Dr. Batra shares.

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So if not owning a pet is a dealbreaker for you, make sure your suitor's alleged dog is the real deal before you go on that first date and get even more great tips, suggestions and content on dating and sex from The Doctors!

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