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Some websites use Valentine’s Day to make fun of single guys who don’t have a woman to spend the day with — we did not. Instead, we are giving them tips.
Your plans to pick up a woman may include getting a better job, losing the Nike shoes, and selling the Xbox. Perhaps those will help, but it won’t change the game. Getting rid of your cat, though, might.
The Wall Street Journal cited a recent study that says women find heterosexual men with cats to be less attractive. “Chicks don’t want a guy with a cat,” says Rachel DeAlto, chief dating expert for Match.com.
Match.com is not anti-cat either. The same stats say the “like” rate for gay men is 5% higher.
As they say, the truth can hurt.
To make matters worse, another study says women find you cat guys “less masculine, more neurotic and, ultimately, less datable.” Ouch, throw in the flag now, cat guys.
Now, to the big question: what about dogs guys? As expected, men — both straight and gay — with dogs have a 20% higher “like” rate than normal guys. Meaning, if you don’t have much to offer, get a dog.
For the straight, lonely men with cats, it’s decision time: woman or cat? Based on these studies, you will have to choose. And this isn’t a short-term decision. Should you get attached to either, you may not get a do-over.
I advise all readers never to rush a decision, and this is no exception.