Dogs lead the way to Lurve
FINDINGS that special someone can be as easy as a walk in the park according to almost half of dog owners living in Liverpool. New research, conducted by Winalot, discovered 45% of dog owners have struck up relationships while out walking their dog.
The Winalot Census 2, which looks into the lifestyle of over 1,000 dog owners and their relationship with their pets, confirmed that walking the dog is a great way to find love.
Surprisingly, Londoners take the lead as barking romantics - 44% of dog owners surveyed have formed relationships whilst dog walking compared to the Welsh who score as the most un-romantic dog owners with just 22%
Psychologist Glyn Collis from the Warwickshire University comments:-
“Dogs are a great way to meet people as they are often a conversation starter. People are generally more relaxed whilst out walking their dog, which means they are more likely to open up to others.”
Susie O’Rourke from Winalot comments:- “This is great news for single dog owners - maybe finding love could be as simple as a walk in the park. These findings are another example of how our canine friends are enriching our lives. The research indicates that owning a dog isn’t just about owning a pet anymore – it can open up a whole new walk of life.”
- Bulldozers move in on the Boot Estate
- DEMOLITION work starts this week on Liverpool's Boot Estate to allow the first phase of the new homes to be built.
Following the building of the show houses the developers Bishop Loch will start work on the first phase of the new development which consists of 195 houses.
The former medical centre in Utting Avenue East is being knocked down to be replaced by three show houses and a site office.
Councillor Flo Clucas, Executive Member for Housing and Neighbourhood Services said:-
"This is a momentous day which the residents of the Boot Estate have waited for a long time. We are knocking down the mistakes of the past to build a new future.
The Estate is undergoing a multi-million pound regeneration scheme. It will contain a mixture of private and social housing which is to be managed by Cobalt Housing and Liverpool Housing Trust. A shared ownership scheme is also being considered."