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Brits shun romance this Valentine's Day for a date with their pet

It is the most romantic day of the year, but when it comes to Valentine's Day it seems almost half of us admit we would rather snuggle down with our pets.


As a nation, we're crazy in love with our animal pals - as 45 per cent of British people are hoping to spend Valentine's Day gazing into the eyes of their favourite pet.

But it's not just cupid's arrow falling short, as our findings showed we are twice as likely to look forward to seeing our pets everyday than our other halves.

Puppy love aside, it is no surprise 67 per cent of us spend more money on our four-legged friends than anyone else - choosing to treat our cats and dogs before our husband or wife.

Our poll surveyed 1,000 Brits, and found men were most likely to be in the 'dog house' this Valentine's Day. Just one third of women planned to spend the day with their partner, and half admitted to spending the romantic holiday with their pet.

Young love does live on however, as 40 per cent of 16 to 24 year olds choose to woo their partners this Valentine's in comparison to 42 per cent of 35 to 44 year olds, who opted for 'man's best friend'.

And it doesn't stop when it comes to the bedroom, with 52 per cent of those surveyed choosing to share their bed with their cherished animal before their better half. 

Many of us complained of sleepless nights, 64 per cent admitting their partners were to blame due to excessive snoring.

Challenging pet loving Brits, our Sleep Expert, Dr Nerina Ramlakhan, believes our pets should get a room of their own.

Nerina said: "Although it is soothing to have pets in our bedrooms, it can be very disturbing throughout the night.

"I would advise that pets have their own beds. We must avoid them getting into a sleeping habit on our beds as this can lead to further issues in the future.

 "If you are being woken by your partners snoring, a quick fix is not to check the time. This will make a massive difference."

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