Who Says Cats Are Not for Single Men?

One example of a great guy who loves cats

Brian with foster kitty Forrest, Maine Coon, very cool cat.
Brian with foster kitty Forrest, Maine Coon, very cool cat.

I heard on the radio...

So the other morning I woke up to my radio alarm. The disc jockey was talking about cats as pets. This particular radio host happens to be a self-proclaimed "dog person." He starts out by saying that he just can't see how a "real" guy, a single guy, could be a cat owner. He thinks single guys should be dog owners.

Obviously, because he is not a cat person, he just doesn't get it. It sounded like he thinks that if a single guy owns just a cat or cats (and no dog), that he must not be masculine, or something is wrong with him.

Really!!??

I think that's a cockamamie opinion based on lack of experiences with cats. And yes, I love cats. So does my husband. That's one of the things I love about him. So if I was single, and looking for a guy, I would give extra points to a guy that had and loved cats.

Brian with one of our foster cats. What guy wouldn't want a kitty like this to snuggle with? C'mon!
Brian with one of our foster cats. What guy wouldn't want a kitty like this to snuggle with? C'mon!
Same foster cat as in above photo. This was such a cool kitty!! The cat loved to ride and walk on Brian's shoulders.
Same foster cat as in above photo. This was such a cool kitty!! The cat loved to ride and walk on Brian's shoulders.

Why Cats are Great for Single Guys

Here are some reasons that I think cats would make great pets for single men:

  • Cats are low-maintenance - this is awesome for single men! Less work to do at home. :) You don't need to bathe them (they groom themselves) or take them for walks. Just give them food and water, scoop the litter once a day. That's about it.
  • Cats are affectionate - good for any single person
  • Cats are independent - this is helpful for guys that work all day, and especially if they want to go out and date in the evenings or weekends
  • Cats are super smart - You can teach many cats tricks and even teach them to walk on a harness/leash if you really wanted to
  • Cats are fun and can provide entertainment - Just crumple up a piece of paper and throw it on the floor and watch your kitty bat it around! Or buy a laser pointer and watch your kitty chase it all over the house, maybe even up the walls! What guy wouldn't find that to be fun?

Another photo of Brian, hanging out with Sebastian. What guy wouldn't want a cool cat to just hang out with him on the couch?
Another photo of Brian, hanging out with Sebastian. What guy wouldn't want a cool cat to just hang out with him on the couch?

Single Guy that Loves Cats

Yes, this is a single guy that loves cats.
Yes, this is a single guy that loves cats.

Feedback from Single Guys with Cats

So, all of you single men out there that have cats...please comment on this HUB and let me know your thoughts about why having a cat is so great!!

Poll for Single Men

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This is Brian with one of our cats, Sampson. Sampson is a doll!! This cat loves to give head butts and is very affectionate. If a guy is this great with cats, just think of what kind of dad he'll be!!
This is Brian with one of our cats, Sampson. Sampson is a doll!! This cat loves to give head butts and is very affectionate. If a guy is this great with cats, just think of what kind of dad he'll be!!

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fiftyish 4 years ago from UK & South East Asian Region

I had to laugh at the top photos. I mean, that fluffy feline looks like a natural extension to the bloke's beard LOL :)

I don't know what it is about cats (domestic or wild), I just don't like them. I often think that when a manly-man talks to his kitty as he would a human baby (you know what i mean,right?), then there's just something not quite right!

3 of my mates, and a step-father all play the role of a loving Dad to their furry balls (meaning the cats not their personal member!).

No, give me a dog any day of the week. What's more, walking and running around with a pooch outdoors while playing 'fetch the stick' in an open space, is one heck of a lot more fun, and healthy, than laying strewn aside a cat indoors while rubbing it's squishy belly, IMHO of course ;-)

Andy Aitch


Dustin 4 years ago

This was the best case I was ever able to make for single dudes to own cats: http://writingbareback.wordpress.com/2012/04/17/a-...

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