Love is in the air, even for pet owners this Valentines Day. Can a pet help you find love and happiness? CELEBRITY matchmaker, dating expert, AUTHOR and television personality, Samantha Daniels will explain how having a pet can help you find “the one”.
Q: Many people are looking for love, and February is the month for Love. Can a pet help you find a mate?
A: Well your pet is always a great conversation starter; so if you’re out at a park, like I am, walking your dog (and) if somebody sees you and they find you to be attractive they can walk up to you and start talking about your dog, pet your dog, and it’s a great way to get the conversation started. And then, once your dog is the beginning piece of it, then the two of you can start flirting and seeing where it’s going.
Q: Do you think that flirting is a good way to show interest in someone?
A: Well I think flirting is always about body language. So you want to be looking at them, you want to be smiling, you want to be paying attention to what they’re talking about. So it’s great to seem interested. The key thing is to show interest, but not to be over-the-top – you know? Just flirting a little bit, letting them know that you’re interested, but holding back a little bit – so then there is the opportunity to go on a date and take it to another level.
Q: How can you make sure that people and their pets are looking attractive at all times?
A: Well it’s really important that you look great wherever you go – making sure that you feel
the best that you can feel – so that way, when you meet someone, you feel good about yourself and it can go someplace. And the same thing with your dog – you want to make sure that your dog is groomed properly, that your dog smells nice, and that’s really important. You can head over to a place like PetCo and get great grooming items to keep your dog looking and feeling fresh and wonderful.
Q: What advice do you have for pet lovers who own cats and dogs to help them keep a happy home.
A: Well I think anything can work under one roof if it’s important to the two people – I think that our pets usually take cues from us, and if they sense that you’re falling for somebody and there’s affection and commitment there: our animals usually follow suit. So I think that if you want there to be a bonded family between the dogs and the cats then you make it happen.