HomeCatsGuide to Dating for Animal Lovers in Singapore: 7 UnFURgettable Date Ideas

Guide to Dating for Animal Lovers in Singapore: 7 UnFURgettable Date Ideas

If you’re an avid animal lover, it may be difficult to find someone who adores your pet as much as you do. A person can have all the ideal qualities, but if they can’t stand pets or animals, it’s usually a bad sign. 

Here’s where Table For Two comes in. Their goal is to help connect animal-loving singles and curate quality exchanges between them! 

To help you out further, we’ve also detailed a comprehensive guide to dating a fellow animal lover in Singapore, including why you should date one and fun activities to do together! 

What’s Table For Two?

a couple on a arranged date by Table For Two

Table For Two is a dating agency that creates personalised dating experiences to build genuine connections. In an increasingly digitised world, they aim to bring back the human touch. 

Table For Two offers a seamless and unique process for you at an affordable price. At a flat fee of just $49, you’ll get: 

✓ Personal interviews to find out more about yourself and your interests
✓ Personalised matches based on what they learn about you
✓ Customised date itineraries that encourage quality interactions and conversations
✓ Tips and suggestions for unconventional activities to do and places to explore

If you’re a pet lover, you can be sure that Table For Two will find other animal-loving individuals for you to get to know!


What their customers have to say
“I met my date, who’s also an animal lover, at a dog petting cafe. We had a good time, being surrounded by dogs, and ended up chatting about other things we had in common!”
– Went on a dog cuddling date at We Are The Furballs

“I really enjoyed my date and the venue was stunning! It was interesting meeting someone new and I was happy to learn about them. I left my date with a few interesting stories as well.”
– Went for date night at Horse’s Mouth Bar

Offline VS online dating for animal lovers 

 
Pros
Cons
Online dating• Can toggle for like-minded individuals that share your interest of pets and animals

• Great for introverted people

• Can get to know a larger group of people without much effort
• Difficult to have meaningful interactions

• May match with the wrong people (e.g. you’ll never know if someone is just pretending to like animals)

• Risk of catfishing
Offline dating• More meaningful conversations and interactions

• Can interpret emotions, body language and verbal cues better

• Individuals can’t lie about their appearances or dating profile

• Can see if your partners genuinely like pets and animals through live interactions
• Might be draining for introverts due to constant socialisation with the other party

Reasons why you should date an animal lover

a pet owner cuddling her dog

1. They’re openly empathetic and affectionate

Have you heard the saying “you can tell a lot about a person by the way they treat their pets?” Pets love attention and affection from their humans, so owners understand what it’s like to openly display unconditional love. 

After a long day, they love indulging in cuddles with their fur babies to relax and unwind. 

2. They’re patient and adaptable individuals

Animals have unpredictable behaviours. They can get sick, destroy household objects or get dirty from playing in the mud. Thus, taking care of a pet requires a lot of patience and understanding.

You’ll be able to get a glimpse of how your date reacts to stressful situations with their pets. In turn, this can reflect on how they deal with other aspects of their life. 

3. They understand commitment

Taking care of a pet is a long-term commitment that spans many years! Dogs and cats can live up to 15 years, and this may be even longer for animals like turtles or birds. 

During their lifetime, owners must devote affection, care and attention to their pets, who view them as their entire world. As such, they know what it means to be in a committed relationship. 

4. They’re responsible and organised

Pets aren’t entirely capable of taking care of themselves. They need to be fed, cleaned, groomed, taken for routine checkups and brought out to exercise or play.

You’ll find that pet owners stick to schedules or daily routines to meet their pets’ needs. It’s unlikely that you’ll get stood up, because they’re just so good at keeping dates! 

As a bonus point, they’re also used to budgeting as pet necessities aren’t cheap. 

5. They’re fun people to be with 

Providing entertainment is second nature to pet owners. They create funny games, play with their pets or spend hours trying to get their furry friend to notice them. 

That lighthearted playfulness is likely to manifest in their romantic relationships as well!

Fun date ideas for animal lovers

Scored a date with a like-minded animal person? Here are some interesting ideas to help you and your partner (and your pets) plan the perfect itinerary!

You’ll get plenty of chances to show your appreciation for animals. If you’re on a budget, we’ve also got you covered with some free activities.

1. Cook yummy pet food together

dog eating pet treats
Price range: Free

One fun and very affordable bonding activity you can do together is to whip up some delicious meals for your pets! Cooking is a great way to spend quality time while also improving communication. 

You can customise dish flavours according to your pets’ liking and discover new ways to sneak healthy ingredients in! 

2. Go hiking 

a dog hiking with a couple
Price range: Free

If you both enjoy  adventure, consider going on a hike with your dogs! It’s a refreshing change from dinner dates and you can escape the hustle and bustle of city life. 

Your pooches will also appreciate the exercise fix and the freedom to explore a new territory!

Some dog-friendly hiking trails to try out:

• Southern Ridges
• Coney Island
• Zhenghua Nature Park 
• Labrador Nature Reserve 

3. Head to the dog park 

dogs at a dog park
Price range: Free

Take your partner and dogs to a dog park, where they can run around safely and socialise with other canines. You’ll be able to find out more about your partner and their pup through close interactions.  

There’s also nothing more adorable than seeing a bunch of dogs playing happily! 

Some dog parks to visit:

• Bishan Park
• Sembawang Park
• West Coast Park   

4. Volunteer at a pet shelter

a dog in the hands of a shelter volunteer
Price range: Free

One great way to show your undying appreciation for animals is to help out at a pet shelter. It’s a cost-effective date idea that benefits both the shelter and the lives of the animals living there.

Some animal shelters in Singapore to volunteer at:

• Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA)
• SOSD Singapore
• Causes for Animals Singapore (CAS)
• Action for Singapore Dogs (ASD)
• Love Kuching Project

5. Visit a pet cafe 

a dog resting at a dog cafe
Price range: From $10 – $50+

If both of you love pets and cafe-hopping, there’s no better activity than visiting a pet cafe! Depending on your preferences, you can take your date to either a dog or cat cafe.

There are 3 types of pet cafes that you can visit in Singapore:

Pet-friendly cafes: These places allow customers to bring their pets along, but don’t have pet-friendly meals on their menu. 
Pet cafes:These cafes have menu items for both you and your pets. 
Petting cafes:These eateries have resident pets for patrons to interact with. They don’t allow customers to bring their own pets.

6. Bring your furry friends for a refreshing swim

a dog swimming in the pool
Price range: From $20 – $200+

We all know Singapore can get unbearably hot. To help yourselves and your pups cool off from the sweltering heat, bring them to play at a doggy swimming pool!

You get to enjoy each other’s company and also the sight of your dogs enjoying their well-deserved cool down. 

Some dog swimming pools to consider:

• Sunny Heights (outdoor)
• The Wagington (outdoor)
• The Snuggery (indoor)
• Sun Petgamart (indoor)

7. Have a pet-inclusive staycation

a dog relaxing on a hotel bed
Price range: From $100 – $400+ per night

A weekend staycation is like taking a vacation right here at home. It’s even better when you let your pets in on the fun at a pet-friendly hotel

You’ll get undisturbed, quality time with your significant other and your precious fur babies. 

Some hotels that offer pet-friendly packages:

• Oakwood Premier OUE Singapore
• Orchard Parksuites
• Capella Singapore 

Pet-friendly wedding venues for your big day

You’ve finally met your purrfect match and decided that you’re gonna tie the knot. We’ve provided 6 pet-friendly wedding venue ideas for you, your partner and your fur children to celebrate a momentous union!


Note!
The following prices are based on basic solemnisation packages (not inclusive of meals). For a more accurate quotation, please contact the venue directly.

The maximum capacities are based on Phase 2 regulations. In line with the latest safety measures released by the government, do note that the limits may be revised after this period.

1. Hotel Fort Canning 

outdoor wedding set up at Garden Terrace Hotel Fort Canning
Price range: $1,500+ (Tisettanta Terrace), $2,500+ (Garden Terrace)
  Maximum capacity: 10 pax (Tisettanta Terrace), 50 pax (Garden Terrace)

At Hotel Fort Canning, your pet has access to their outdoor venues, which includes the picturesque Garden Terrace and Tisettanta Terrace. 

You’ll need to inform the hotel in advance for approval and any special preparations. 

Address: 11 Canning Walk, Singapore 178881
Phone: 6557 6770
Email: reservations@hfcsingapore.com

2. Alkaff Mansion 

a wedding at alkaff mansion
Price range: $2,250+ (gazebo and grounds), $3,750+ (conservatory)
  Maximum capacity: 45 pax

The Alkaff Mansion is a beautiful colonial style bungalow worthy of an elegant outdoor wedding. Your pet can join you during solemnisation – just remember to notify their wedding team beforehand so that they can make special arrangements. 

Address: 10 Telok Blangah Green, Singapore 109178
Phone: 8126 8844
Email: enquiry@thealkaffmansion.sg

3. Tanjong Beach Club

a solemnisation held at Tanjong Beach Club
Price range: $3,288+ (35 pax), $25 per additional guest
  Maximum capacity: 20 pax (restaurant bar), 32 pax (dining terrace), 48 pax (The Dining Room)

If you dream of having a beach wedding, Tanjong Beach Club is the perfect place for you! Your dogs can play in the sand to their heart’s content while you say your wedding vows. 

Address: 20 Tanjong Beach Walk, Singapore 098942
Phone: 6270 1355
Email: book@tanjongbeachclub.com 

4. Open Farm Community

outdoor wedding held at at Open Farm Community
Price range: $4,500+
  Maximum capacity: 30 pax (outdoors only)

Open Farm Community is a farm-to-table restaurant that makes for a tranquil outdoor wedding location! Their delicious dishes are also prepared with local produce, so you’ll get fresh and unique flavours. 

Additionally, your furry friends are allowed to join in on your wedding festivities!

Address: 130E Minden Road, Singapore 248819
Phone: 9672 8959
Email: enquiries@ofcsingapore.com.sg

5. Capella Singapore

Wedding set up at Garden of Dreams Capella Singapore
Price range: $5,888+ (Horizon’s Edge), $7,888+ (Garden of Dreams)
  Maximum capacity: 80 pax

If you want a fairytale setting for your wedding, book a venue at Capella Singapore. Their outdoor solemnisation venues, the Garden of Dreams and Horizon’s Verge, are pet-friendly so your dogs can walk down the aisle with you.

On top of that, Capella also offers pet staycation packages, so you can be sure they’ll be pampered well!

Address: 1 The Knolls, Sentosa Island, 098297
Phone: 6377 8888
Email: gr.singapore@capellahotels.com

6. Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA)

A wedding held at SPCA

Credits: Her World

Price range: $500+
  Maximum capacity: 60 – 80 pax (pre-COVID)

The SPCA fights for the wellbeing of animals in Singapore. For animal lovers, it’s extra meaningful to have your marriage ceremony at a place with an aligned purpose.

You can book their Essery Education Pavilion for an outdoor solemnisation or wedding reception.

Address: 50 Sungei Tengah Road, Singapore 699012
Phone: 6287 5355
Email: enquiries@spca.org.sg

Dating an animal lover

Connecting with someone else who loves animals increases compatibility through a shared interest. You’ll also have a peace of mind knowing that your partner loves your pets as well!

If you’re single, check out Table For Two for dating experiences designed for animal lovers!

Article by:
Andrea
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There's nothing Andrea loves more than dancing and playing the Sims 4. She is highly intrigued by astrology and enjoys fantasy novels of any sort. You can often find her obsessing over adorable animal videos.
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