Eden Florist & Gift Baskets
P.O. Box 550856
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33355-0856


Men Say Buy Her Something…. Women Say Give Him Sex
Survey reveals talking isn’t the only way to settle disagreements!

Fort Lauderdale, FL (July 18, 2009) – Did you know that men between the ages of 36 and 50 spend more time in the doghouse than women in the same age range?  According to Heidi Richards Mooney, owner of Eden Florist & Gift Baskets in Fort Lauderdale, (who in 2002 conducted a survey of more than 1,000 men and women) say,  “men are in the doghouse an average of four to six times a year, while women claim to be in the doghouse less often (once a year).  More than 30% of the men surveyed said that giving flowers or some other gift to say “I’m Sorry” is how they usually get out of the doghouse.  Other ways men say they apologize is to beg forgiveness or drop rose petals creating a path leading to a gift of jewelry or lingerie or a bubble bath and romantic candlelight dinner eventually ending in great sex.  Women, on the other hand, say that talking it out is the best way to resolve their differences.  And both men and women agree that cooking and great sex were the most appealing ways to “get out of the doghouse.”

In the meantime, “National Doghouse Repairs Month®” and “National Get Out of the Doghouse Day®” is celebrating its tenth year!  July is officially “National Doghouse Repairs Month®” – this is the time for those who spend time in the doghouse to make amends and minimize their stay with “old scruffy.”   For those who find themselves trapped in that purgatory known as “The Doghouse,” July 20th shall be set aside as the official “National Get Out Of The Doghouse Day®.”   And to celebrate the day we are resurrecting our survey.  Anyone who takes the survey and returns it by October 31, 2009 will receive $10 off their next purchase of flowers. And from now until October 31st 5 lucky winners will be chosen from the submissions to receive a dozen roses delivered anywhere in the United States AND and 10 people will be chosen to receive an autographed copy of Romance on a Budget – 199 Cheap Thrills, Romantic Antics and Love-Changing Experiences. No BONES about it – it’s time to take our Get Out Of The Doghouse survey again! To take the survey visit:

For the complete list of survey results, visit: Read the article “Men Want Sex, Women Want Flowers.

For further information, contact Heidi Richards Mooney at 954-981-5515 or 800-966-3336 or email Heidi at Eden Florist & Gift Baskets has been proudly serving South Florida for more than 28 years!  Family owned and operated, we deliver only the highest quality flowers, plants, balloons, gourmet baskets and related giftware.  We specialize in Corporate Accounts and Non-profit events. For more information, write to us at P.O. Box 550856 ~ Fort Lauderdale, FL 33355-0856 or visit us online at

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