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