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Single? How To Receive The Gift Of Love This Holiday Season

Dec 25, 2007
Love is out there waiting for you. It may be a little different than you may expect, however, a whole lot more than you ever imagined.

No, it isn't the routine, "Give to get" "It's better to give than to receive" rubbish.

How many times have you heard a trite phrase like that? And, how many times have you just wanted to strangle the person who threw it at you, when you are facing yet another empty holiday?

There are between 20 and 40 women signing up for their dating services each week says Brandy at Singles Station[1] in Tulsa Oklahoma. According to the 2003 Government Census data[2] there are 24,152,000 women without a companion in the age range of 20 - 44. Of course some of these are surely in live-in relationships. However, even if that accounts for half, that would still leave 12 million women. That's a lot of need for love!

Some time ago I stepped into a business center in a resort hotel. Two women in their late twenties were perusing personal ads and responding to them. Several hours later when I came by again, the same two women were still glued to their computer screens. Millions of women seek love in this two dimensional manner every day!

Is that just the way it is today? No, it doesn't have to be.

Unconditional love and absolute loyalty can be yours in a very tangible way. Sure it doesn't come with sex, but peace of mind and a full heart are definitely included when you allow a furry companion into your life.

There are 264,060 pets looking for homes on Petfinder.com[3] the country's largest adoption list. They have cats, dogs, and exotic small and large creatures just waiting to give love.

A pet can truly fill an empty heart. During a rather difficult time in my life I was blessed to find a mere bag of bones and fur with a very loud meow. This tiny kitten filled a big hole in my heart as she became a faithful, playful and constant companion.

According to PAWS of Tulsa[4] 12,744 pets have been destroyed this year because they couldn't find homes. In 2004 this shelter took in 15,015 dogs and cats and the majority (13,735) were euthanized. Now if we multiply that by all the cities across the nation - - That is horrific! This means we fail the animals brought to our shelters.

Here is the picture: There are 12 million women in need of companionship and 264,060 pets needing to give their love away. Come on ladies, you better hurry to pick yours and get ready to receive the gift of love in a different, yet satisfying way this holiday season.

1) www.singlestation.com; 2) http://www.census.gov/population/socdemo/hh-fam/cps2003/tabA1-all.xls; 3) www.petfinder.com; 4) www.pawsoftulsa.org
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Margrit Harris, MSSW, is an international relationship expert who designs soulmate quizzes , and compatibility tests .
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