If you love your dog more than life itself, you need to meet a special someone who gets it.
Why? There is nothing like dating someone who puts their furry friend before you in their life. Most non-pet lovers won’t be able to make the sacrifice to step aside and allow your true love to come before them.
One of my friends encountered such a person he dated for awhile. I named her “Dog Lady”. After a romantic dinner or date with Dog Lady, my friend would take her back to her place and her dog would sit on the couch next to his date. He had to sit across the room on a chair. That relationship didn’t work out for obvious reasons.
When out and about living life, be sure to go to events that will draw like-minded people. The event doesn’t necessarily have to be tagged as a “singles event” in order for singles to be there.
Keep in mind there are single people everywhere and some singles have a dog, cat or other animal as a pet. So as you are out and about enjoying life, keep your eyes wide open.
It is also a good idea to attend events with built in icebreakers so that you are more comfortable approaching someone to start a conversation. There are a million events like this every day.
For example, next weekend the Market at Del Val is having a benefit for a local animal shelter on December 3rd.
Who will be attending? Animal lovers.
How do I break the ice?
- Take a look around for a few minutes to see who seems to be there alone with their dog.
- Go up to the owner and say what a beautiful dog you have.
- What breed is it?
- How old is it?
- Is it male or females?
- Where did you get him/her?
The conversation should flow easily from there.
Shelters and animal charities have events all the time. Sign up for their email list so you’ll know when to go.
My friend Michelle says “rescues especially provide unconditional love and appreciate that you saved them”. She is always talking about the joy that her three rescues Mugsy, Spooky and Artie give her.
Get creative. Peruse the event listings in the neighborhood papers, be aware and alert when out and about running errands, etc. There are endless possibilities and places to meet someone special.
Why not go and pick up your local paper or search online now and find one to attend this week!
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