And They Called It Puppy Love!

One quarter of young people would rather spend Valentine's Day with their pet than their partner, according to a recent study by Reuters.

The study surveyed 24,000 people in 23 countries, and found that our love for our pets is a worldwide phenomena, although the French were least likely to choose a furry friend over a human, with only 10% of French respondents taking that option. Over 27% of Americans chose their pet!

Men and women were equally split in their love for their animals - apparently a night on the couch cuddled to our kitten or dog beats date night for both partners!  (Takeout food and a nice glass of wine makes the couch a winner every time!)

Younger people were more likely to choose their pet - whilst 25% of people aged under 35 chose their dog or cat, only 14% of those aged 55 and over made the same choice. 

And another study (by Purina) shows that a quarter of us say "I love you" at least once a day to our pets - the same percentage that says "I love you" once a day to a spouse or significant other.  The study doesn't show if it is the same people declaring love to dog and husband!!

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