You have to earn cats’ affection, Seung says, “but once you’ve won them over, it’s so satisfying.” Michael, 34, an ad executive from Greenpoint, agrees: “They’re yours because they want to be with you, not because they have to be with you.
That makes it feel like a closer bond.” As for the haters?
“They just need to be fed and watered,” he adds, emphasizing the very dude ideal of taking it easy at all costs. Perhaps even more key than practicality is that felines can help stave off the crippling loneliness of getting by in the city.
“I’ve lived alone for many years,” says Chris, 34, a writer from Harlem, “and having a cat means there’s a sentient creature there beside me.” Most important, though, is that male New Yorkers in particular are by nature critical of blind friendliness and bubbly personalities—which makes them the yin to cats’ standoffish yang.
(The remaining 3% percent preferred neither and thus should probably reconsider owning a pet, but that’s a whole different issue.) They then analyzed the personalities of the participants using the Big Five, a.k.a. study to take the principles of human attachment theory, which is most often used to examine the bond between a parent and child, and apply them to the relationship between a person and man’s (or woman’s! It’s also the first time a positive link has been found between neuroticism, anxious attachment, and animals.
human characteristics including openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness and neuroticism. In other words, a little neurosis is good—especially if you’re in the market for a small furry mammal.
She claims to have superhuman vision and hearing, hisses at dogs on the street and, yes, communicates by meowing.
In a video posted to You Tube this week — including English subtitles — Nano explains how she came to the conclusion that she was a cat, and how being an actual “cat lady” has impacted her life. “I realized I was a cat when I was 16,” says Nano, who sought counseling from doctors and psychologists before receiving a diagnosis.
As a lifelong member—my childhood cat was actually older than me—I’d always viewed my affection as the love that dare not meow its name.Nano’s best friend, Svein, is a man with multiple personalities — one of which is a cat. Though a psychologist advised Nano that she may one day grow out of her cat-like behavior, she’s committed to maintaining her lifestyle. found that traits often associated with so-called helicopter parents are also associated with dog and cat owners across the board—not a bad thing, since animals delight in the kind of constant attention that might drive a young human crazy.They were for crazy women we had the displeasure of dating.Men were supposed to like dogs, whose empty expressions and constant drooling embodied the simplicity of…men.But it also means they’re more open to love and into relationships, which certainly isn’t a bad thing—in fact, it could be a good thing to keep in mind if you’re currently dating.