Listen up cat people…
Cat ladies aren’t the only one who understand and appreciate the deep connection between humans and cats. According to a recent study, single men in Britain love their cats and happily own the title “Cat-chelor”.
In a study commissioned by Itchpet.com and conducted by One Poll, 1,000 single men living in the United Kingdom were asked about cats. The study’s findings were surprising and also dooming for dogs and their hold on the title of Man’s Best Friend.
Are Cats Man’s New Best Friend?
Of the one thousand men polled, a third of those living with cats report getting their kitty friend was the best decision they’ve ever made.
CEO of Itchpet.com, Johnny Gould said, “The news comes as a blow for man’s best friend, with a quarter of single men going as far as to say cats are on their way to usurping dogs from their throne.
“Our feline friends can often come up against a bit of stick for being independent and aloof, so it’s great to shine a compassionate light on how the nation’s cats are taking care of us.
“Cats can offer great emotional support, so it’s only fair that we take care of them in return.”
On cats and feelings, the study reveals cats as purrfect support for the single male:
- 1 in 4 believe having a cat has removed some of the pressure of being single as felines are great friends
- 29% feel their cat helps them to be calmer individuals
- 1 in 10 single men have received “counsel” from their cat after a break-up
How cats affect the dating scene in the opinion of “Cat-chelors”:
- 1 in 4 feel their cat makes them seem more loving to others
- 1 in 6 credit their cat with scoring them more dates
- 1 in 5 has bailed on a date after learning the person does not like cats
- 1 in 5 single men believe their romantic lives would be positively impacted by having a cat
Men Love their Kitty Buds
London journalist and “Cat-chelor”, Basil Kronfli, said, “We’ve always been told that dogs are man’s best friend.
“But I reckon cats make way better companions for single professionals, especially if you have to travel with work like I do.
“Jasper and Max do their business outside, don’t need daily walks, and we operate on a need-to-stroke basis, when they need strokes or scratches, I drop everything and deliver.
“The rest of the time, they’re busy catting like pros and I can crack on with work or play – purrrfection.”
While cats often prove more low-maintenance than dogs, it doesn’t mean single men are giving their cats any less care. In fact, 9 out of 10 single men rate the quality of their kitty cats’ lives as high. Seventy-six percent of the “cat-chelors” take their cats to annual checkups. Single men with cats make sure their buds are living good even if a third of them don’t care for changing the litter pan.
Gould also said of felines, “For millennia, cats have been revered as everything from divine beings and supernatural sprites to internet sensations.
“As well as reigning the internet, our study has uncovered yet another string to our feline’s bow – emotional and friendly support for the single men of Britain.”