Women find men less attractive when holding a cat

By Karina on June 22, 2020
MILAN, ITALY – MAY 04: A cat on a sofa on May 04, 2020 in Milan, Italy. After getting used to spending 24 hours a day with their owners during the Covid-19 pandemic, pets could suffer from separation anxiety when people return to everyday life. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)

A new study found women find men less attractive if THEY’RE into cats.

Researchers at Colorado State University took photos of various men . . . one by themselves, and one of them holding a cat.

Then over 700 women rated the photos.  And when men were holding cats, they were seen as less masculine AND less date-able.

It applied to both short-term and long-term relationship potential.  So they were less date-able across the board.  And they were seen as “more neurotic” when holding a cat.

There was one key demographic that didn’t care though.  Women who described themselves as a “cat person” were just as likely to say a guy was date-able, whether he was holding a cat or not.

In other words, it didn’t hurt their chances with women who love cats.  But it also didn’t help.

On the other hand, my roommate is using a picture of my cat, Kiwi, on his Bumble profile so we should test out this theory.