Sure, cats are okay (they’re no dog, mind you). They (can be) cute, fluffy, interactive and goofy. Usually though, they’re just kinda, well, cats. They do their own thing, on their own schedule and seem to like to be left alone. I associate cats with someone not really committing to a pet. You could never put a big bowl of food down and leave the house for a week with a dog, but I find that a lot of cat owners do this very thing. Because they can and it’s easy.
Now before all you cat people get up in arms, I realize I am making a HUGE generalization here. You should know by know that’s kinda my thing. ;-) There are some awesome cats out there as well as some awesome cat owners. I just find it a little Norman Bates-ish for a single man to own cats. Not that they go around killing people in their showers, but in that I always think they spend lots of time at home. Alone. Petting their cats. And talking to their mothers on the phone (dead or alive). But that’s just me.
Anyway, I’ve come across a LOT of profile pictures with men hugging their cats. And they use them as their main pictures. It’s just weird. Today I even saw one that looked like a total professional pictures and the man was not only holding his cat up next to his face, but was also wearing a sweat band on his wrist. As he wasn’t dressed in tennis garb, I have no clue why anyone would wear a white terry cloth sweat band with a dress shirt. Sure, I live in a very hot climate, but I feel their are better ways to handle a sweat situation.
Although my list of things NOT to pose with for an online dating profile seems to be ever growing (dead fish, dead animals, a crotch rocket, a hooker, a convertible corvette to name a few), I do believe I’m going to have to add cats to my list. At this rate I’m going to rule out every guy in town. *Sigh*. Maybe I just do this as they’ve already apparently ruled me out …..