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Dog people have more Facebook friends than cat people

Like their extroverted pets, dog lovers make more connections online and on an average have 26 more Facebook friends than cat lovers, says a new Facebook study that confirms long-held stereotypes about dog people vs cat people.

Dog people have more Facebook friends than cat people
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New York: Like their extroverted pets, dog lovers make more connections online and on an average have 26 more Facebook friends than cat lovers, says a new Facebook study that confirms long-held stereotypes about dog people vs cat people.

Stereotypically, dogs are more social and easy-going, while cats are reserved, independent, and unpredictable. The new study confirms that some of these characteristics get reflected in the people who adore them.

The findings are based on data from a sample of about 160,000 people who shared photos of cats or dogs (or both) on Facebook. 

The data scientists at Facebook also found that cat people are more likely to be single than dog people (based on their profile relationship status). 

About 30 per cent of cat people are single, compared to just 24 per cent of dog people. 

"Maybe those extra 26 friends helped dog people find a mate!" Facebook said in a statement.

From Zee News

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