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Not if you enlist the help of that four-legged canine cupid bouncing around your feet.
“She saw my picture with my Greyhounds,” says Sheryl, “and she wrote me and mentioned her love of animals.” Though Ryze has members all over the world, Michelle and Sheryl soon discovered that they lived only ten minutes apart and decided to meet for coffee.
“We met one morning at ten, and by seven that evening we had come up with the whole concept of Leashes and Lovers,” recalls Sheryl.
That’s right: your dog, in addition to being your very best friend, may also be your best asset on the “ruff” and rocky road to romance.
But, you say, you already know the humans at the local dog park, and while you’ve finally managed to remember some of their names (not just their dogs’ names) and have even set up some doggie play dates, not a person among them is anyone youwould date. You’ve realized that if someone’s not a dog person, they are simply not romantic material.
When asked to explain what Leashes and Lovers does, Michelle says, “Leashes and Lovers is where dog lovers meet.