If you’re a pet owner who is single, dating and not in a serious relationship, you probably won’t be making or looking for a grand romantic gesture on Valentine’s Day. But, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t celebrate and shower your affection on the one you love…your pet.
Paul A. Falzone, CEO of eLove Matchmaking, one of the largest professional introduction companies in the world whose dog Torin accompanies him to the office every day explained, “When you’re dating, but not in a committed relationship, Valentine’s Day can become a mine field of high expectations and disappointment. The best way to enjoy the day is to take the pressure off you and your date completely by placing the focus on your pet(s).“
Whether only one of you has a pet or you both do, get together with your date and dote on your pet(s). Celebrate how much you love and appreciate Fido and Kitty by making your pets a special meal, giving them favorite treats and spending extra time with them.
If you both have pets, have your pets exchange funny Valentine’s Day cards and/or little tokens of affection, like a chew toy or new collar.
Head for a local hiking trail where you can stroll with your date while Fido romps around. Take your pet(s) on a picnic at the park or the beach (if pets are allowed). Or, how about putting on some cool music and getting take-out meal for you and your date while Kitty enjoys the climbing post and a catnip toy.
Falzone noted, “There’s so much emphasis and hype on Valentine’s Day, single people really feel as though they are left out in the cold. It’s a day to celebrate and appreciate the ones you love which includes our faithful and beloved friends – our pets.”
Off-beat Date Contest
Have a great, “offbeat date” story? eLove Matchmaking is holding a Valentine’s Day contest and may publish it online at elovemagazine.com. Email your “Best Offbeat Date” story to eLove Matchmaking at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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