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I'm 35 and Single. Is It Time to Get a Cat?

Updated on October 2, 2013
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Jeannie has been writing for HubPages for over 5 years. She covers a wide variety of topics—anything from hamsters to office work.

Time to Face the Facts

I've tried everything recently. I've been on dating sites. I've tried to have friends set me up on dates. I've worn a little extra make-up at the grocery store and tried to look seductive while buying cereal. The fact is, I am 35 and single. I am almost 36 now, so time is running out. Obviously, if I don't find a guy soon, I am going to be forced to purchase a cat.

There is an unwritten law that states any woman in her mid-30s without children must own a cat. Maybe the law is even written somewhere, but I haven't seen it yet. Basically, I've been pushing it this entire year thinking I could continue being in my mid-30s without owning a cat. To turn 36 and still have no boyfriend and no cat, well, that is just unacceptable.

Hallelujah, It's Not Raining Men

Since my quest to find a man has obviously failed, my next quest must be to find the perfect cat. In all honesty, all I really want is someone that looks forward to seeing me come home from work and wants to cuddle while I watch TV. Sure, a man can do that, but he'll just whine if I want to take over the remote control. Do cats do that? No.

A cat will chill out with you and watch whatever you want to watch on TV. The cat is just happy you are there and feeding it. Take out a laser pointer or some catnip, and that cat is happy for the rest of the night. Is a man that easy to please? No, of course not. So a cat is so much better than a man, right?

The kittens are starting to come for me!
The kittens are starting to come for me! | Source

Acceptance is Key

So I've accepted my fate. I may as well go to the shelter this weekend to find my little Midnight, or Snuggles, or Garfield. Of course, then I have to feed a cat. The cat is going to leave cat hair all over my couch. Then, I'll have to vacuum all the time. Even worse, I'll be forced to have a litter box. I'll need to clean that all the time, too. When am I going to find the time for all that? After all, I am single, so therefore, there is no man helping me pay the bills. I will then have to start working longer hours just so I can pay for the litter, food, vet bills, cat toys, etc. What little free time I have will be spent cleaning after the cat. I will be lucky if I have time for television at all. I guess the cat will watch TV by herself.

Of course, then the issue will be that Kitty is lonely. While I am working all those long hours and cleaning during all of my free time, the cat will be neglected. This means I will be forced to buy another cat to keep the first cat entertained. Great. That means more food, more litter, more cleaning, and more money being spent. However, this is the life of a single woman, so I must accept it. After all, at least people are polite enough to no longer use the term "spinster." Everyone just simply recommends getting some cats. That is way better, right?

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Crazy Cat Lady Status

Once I have two cats, I am sure I will have a new reputation as having a "cat friendly" home. In a sense, the way marijuana is the gateway drug for harder drugs, one or two cats is the gateway to Crazy Cat Lady status.

Oh yes, it starts out simple enough. Oh, just one cat or two cats. No big deal. There is no cat addiction. Everything is normal here. A friend or two drops off a cat so you can catsit for them, but they never return to pick up Fluffy or Skittles. The cats start multiplying like Gremlins being feed after midnight. The next thing you know, you've got 20 cats milling around. Your neighbors are complaining about the odor. Your family is trying to have an intervention. No man will come near you at the grocery store, so now you'll never get a date. You have become the Crazy Cat Lady!

Well, Maybe Not

Come to think of it, I really don't want a cat at all. Also, I kind of don't want a man ruining my good time either. I rather like being single. I can do whatever I want, and don't have a man or cat bothering me. I can come and go as I please. I can watch whatever I want on TV. I don't have to clean up after a cat or a dude. What a great life!


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    Jeannie InABottle 2 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    I don't blame you. It is much better for him to get some allergy medicine than to try to learn how to live without the cats or the guy. Thanks for checking out my hub.

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    Kristen 2 years ago from Wilmington, NC

    This is awesome! I have been there. The cats did help. The only problem is that once you get in a serious relationship, he has a dander allergy! Well, needless to say, Sammy, Kasey and Travis weren't going anywhere! He had to get some allergy medication.

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    Rae-LeighDawn 2 years ago

    LOL ..thanks ;)

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    Jeannie InABottle 2 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    That is not so bad... only 1 cat. For that matter, you and your mother share the cat, so it is like you have 1/2 a cat. You could get a couple more and you'd still be OK. ;-)

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    Rae-LeighDawn 2 years ago

    I'm 36 and single AND I live with my mom. (we have a cat) .. ironically I have only recently discovered I am worth waiting for the right person.

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    Lisa René LeClair 3 years ago from the ATL

    It's a BLAST! Especially when the dog sticks her head in the litter box for an afternoon snack! *Shivers* ;-)

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    Jeannie InABottle 3 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Wow, I will keep all of this in mind. Sounds like fun over there. ;-)

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    Lisa René LeClair 3 years ago from the ATL

    Well, if its any conciliation... I have a cat, a dog, a husband, two fish and a 6-year-old. The cat is now psychotic and losing all of her hair because of the dog (and the girl), and the husband hasn't remembered an anniversary/birthday, etc. in ten years.

    Like I said; careful what you wish for! ;-)

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    Jeannie InABottle 3 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Indeed... I am engaged now and still catless. Now I want to get a cat because he has a dog. Then the cat, dog, and fiancé can all ignore me and do whatever they all want anyway. Hehehe. ;-) Thanks for your comment!

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    Lisa René LeClair 3 years ago from the ATL

    LMAO - I got married (the FIRST time) when I was 35 and I bought HIM a cat before telling him to hit the road. Of course, she lives with me and my current husband now.

    Careful what you wish for; cat's are so much easier to manage than husbands! ;-)

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    Jeannie InABottle 3 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Thanks so much, Eddy. I am glad you enjoyed it. I am not single anymore, but now I want a cat more! I think it is to counterbalance my fiancé and his dog!

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    Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

    I loved this one ;Brilliant !!!Now looking forward to many more by you. By the way I am now a cat owner or rather I am owned by two rescue cats mum and daughter and love them to bits. Great work and wishing you a happy weekend.

    Eddy.

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    Jeannie InABottle 3 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Thanks so much! :-)

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    Tarrin Lupo 3 years ago from Peterborough NH

    I love cat ladies, embrace it girl.

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    Jeannie InABottle 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Hey, two cats still doesn't sound like too many. I am happy this hub cheered you up. Thank you so much for dropping by and thanks for your comment!

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    Leni Sands 4 years ago from UK

    How did I miss this - what a brilliant hub, cheered me up no end today. I have been a 'cat-lady' all my life so the dilemma didn't hit me at 30 or 35 although at 50 I suddenly became the proud owner of two...

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    Jeannie InABottle 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Thanks so much! I am happy you liked my hub.

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    AlwaysTrue2Myself 4 years ago from USA

    Very entertaining!

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    Jeannie InABottle 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    I have family members in the same situation. Cats just show up and make themselves at home. They are sweet little animals. They seem more appealing as pets each day. :-) Thanks for your comment.

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    FlourishAnyway 4 years ago from USA

    I went off the deep end with the cat thing as a child. We lived at the end of a cul-de-sac in the country where people would drop the poor things off. We'd keep them, spay and neuter them. I grew up surrounded by a plethora of other people's unwanted cats that became my own. We had 5 acres. It was heaven. Now I live in suburbia and have my own large brood. I love the critters. They are mythical, magical and clean up after themselves. Men are human.

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    Jeannie InABottle 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    I am happy you enjoyed the hub. I think you are safe with just 2 cats. Once you get past 3, that is when people start to get concerned. Thanks for checking out my hub!

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    sheilamyers 4 years ago

    You had me laughing so hard my sides hurt. I'm older than you and still haven't found Mr. Right. And yes ... I'm heading toward that crazy cat woman status. I think. Two cats are all I can handle so you walk into my house and not be able to move without stepping on tails.

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    Jeannie InABottle 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    I never realized a cat would show up each year after I turned 35. I did have a woman at a festival just put a kitten in my arms recently... I was able to get away, but I do think the cats are coming for me. I was able to resist, no matter how cute that kitten was that day! Thanks for the votes and thanks for sharing my hub!

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    justmesuzanne 4 years ago from Texas

    Well, you've got it all wrong! In the first place, you can't "own" a cat! You can only cohabitate with a cat! Additionally, you don't get a cat. They just come to you when the time has arrived. For every year past 35 that you remain single, a cat will come. I should know. I have 15 of them! Every time someone moves out of my neighborhood, they leave at least one cat and it comes to live in my yard, eat my cat food and sleep on my insulated, heated cat porch in the winter! (Complete with love seat, cat tree and comfy beds.)

    Voted up, funny and shared! :)

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    Jeannie InABottle 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Hahaha... thanks! I am even completely pet-free right now... not even a fish! It is nicer than I thought it would be. No cats anytime soon for me!

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    Mary Wickison 4 years ago from Brazil

    Funny stuff. Hey, you're livin' the life. Most people want what you have. Don't get sucked into the propaganda.

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    Jeannie InABottle 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    There is a lot to be said for being the pet lady. I should just become one, too! Thanks for your comment.

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    AnelaKini 4 years ago

    I'm newly 38, single, and have always been a crazy pet lady. :D

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    Jeannie InABottle 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Thank you!

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    Susan Bailey 4 years ago from South Yorkshire, UK

    Good luck with the relationship!

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    Jeannie InABottle 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    I don't blame you. Borrowing a cat seems like the best idea. For now, I am completely petless and pleasantly surprised at how nice it can be. I am, however, in a relationship right now, so that is pretty rare. He has a puppy, so that seems like plenty enough for me. Thanks for checking out my hub!

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    Susan Bailey 4 years ago from South Yorkshire, UK

    Much older than you Jeannie. But I have resolved to stay single and catless for the rest of my days. Mind you my daughter got a really cute ginger tabby the other day who I might borrow; anyone got a man I can just borrow too?.....

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    Jeannie InABottle 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    You are so right! Horses are way better than cats anyway! Thanks for checking out my hub. :-)

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    Marcy J. Miller 4 years ago from Arizona

    This is the funniest, funnest hub I've yet had the pleasure of reading. I met my own husband on horseback. I suggest skip the cat, get a horse. When did a white knight ever ride up on a CAT?

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    Jeannie InABottle 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Haha... nah, I think I am quite alright for now. I am not even responsible enough for a fish right now.

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    CarissaHolly 4 years ago from Argyle, Texas

    You need a Louie. Not my Louie, but his twin. lol

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    Jeannie InABottle 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Yes, it is certainly the rear end full of cat fur that I miss not having the most. :-) I've noticed this on other cat owners and I always look at the cat hair with envy. Hehe. Thanks for the comment!

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    Dolores Monet 4 years ago from East Coast, United States

    Jeannie! By not getting a cat you are missing out on all the benefits - leaving your house with a read end full of fur, always having a cat story to bore your friends, coming to the realization that cats are totally the smartest and most beautiful creatures on this planet. That's what happened to me!

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    Jeannie InABottle 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    I am glad you liked it. It is nice to know there are guys that feel the same way.

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    Tim 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

    Funny, I'm the male version of this hub!

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    Jeannie InABottle 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    I imagine it is much easier living with a cat rather than a man anyday. So far, I might just be better off without both of them.... although lately I am leaning more towards getting a cat. ;-) Thanks for your comment!

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    elle64 4 years ago from Scandinavia

    cats are lovely- I have two- and a husband a 2 kids- Cats are easy to live with easier than any man!!!!

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    Jeannie InABottle 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Thanks so much for the vote up and for sharing! I am happy you really liked it. :-)

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    Shining Irish Eyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

    Fantastic, funny, hilarious, strong, insightful and absolutely made my day with this hub!!!

    I am voting up and then I am sharing!

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    Jeannie InABottle 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    I am happy you liked it. I am 36 now and still no cat! :-)

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    ElleBee 4 years ago

    Love this, definitely made me start my morning with a laugh!

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    Jeannie InABottle 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    I am glad I could brighten your day. It is starting to get cold and dreary out there, that is for sure. Thanks for your comment!

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    Kaili Bisson 4 years ago from Canada

    This is a hoot! Thank you so much for making me laugh out loud on a cold, rainy November night.

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    Jeannie InABottle 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Thundermama - Thanks so much! I am happy you liked the hub so much. And yes, no cats for me... yet! :-)

    Justsilvie - That is so true... dogs can help in the park. What guy is able to walk past a gal with a dog? ;-) Thanks for your comment!

    NMLady - That is great! That means it is worth waiting for the right man. Thanks for your comment and thanks for checking out my hub!

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    NMLady 4 years ago from New Mexico & Arizona

    LOL!! BTW I didn't find my hubby until I was 50!! And we have a great life..... Altho, I was cat person from the minute I met my first cat as a toddler!!

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    Justsilvie 4 years ago

    So funny! really enjoyed it... I am also one of the scratch the cat and get a dog bunch... great conversation starter in the park.

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    Catherine Taylor 4 years ago from Canada

    Oh my did I laugh out loud when I read this. So glad you have decided not to become a crazy cat lady and are enjoying your single status. Gateway...still laughing, so funny.

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    Jeannie InABottle 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    You are so right! I never realized how much cats were out to kill humans until reading your hub. :-) I will have to be very careful if I do decide to get a cat! Thanks for checking out my hub.

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    Jenn-Anne 5 years ago

    Fun hub! What a great read! Aside from cat hair and litterbox clean up there is one other peril about cat ownership that you failed to mention - the very real possibility that your cat might try to kill you, as cats are known to do. ;o) Voted up and sharing!

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    Jeannie InABottle 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Thanks for your comment! I have determined that is a pretty good way to figure out if a guy likes me... if he actually cares about what is on TV, then he is not that into me. :-)

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    Bobby Isenhower 5 years ago from Crothersville, IN

    If you find the right guy you wouldn't have to worry about cleaning up after him or fighting for the remote cause some guys don't care about what's on tv. I explain this whole dating scene in my girls vs. love. While single can be fun, but going out to experience the world is only as good as the person you have next to you. Without that person to share adventures with its not as great as it could be. I like the hub though :) good idea on it....

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    Jeannie InABottle 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Thanks so much! I am happy you liked it!

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    Devika Primić 5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

    Awesome and hilarious thanks for this Hub you certainly know how to keep your reader to the end of the article.

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    Jeannie InABottle 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    I love that phrase - Guys love girls that love dogs, they only tolerate girls that own cats. Dogs are great pets, too, but for now, I am sticking with my hamster. She is just too cute! :-) Thanks for the comment!

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    Richard Bivins 5 years ago from Charleston, SC

    Very funny stuff here Jeannie... I love the way you use logic to talk yourself out of becoming that Cat Lady. I feel for you too, being single does have its advantages but so does being part of a couple. Here's an idea, if you talk yourself back into wanting a man, get a dog... Not a breed that is going to stay small or be a lap dog. Get a dog that is going to be a beast. One that you can walk in the park or along a lakefront and be the envy of every guy that passes. Guys love girls that love dogs, they only tolerate girls that own cats. Trust me, it will not matter what you wear or how much makeup you have on, the dog will be the catalyst to your romantic endeavors.

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    Jeannie InABottle 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Thanks so much! I am happy you liked it.

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    Kimberlie Kacan 5 years ago from Brooklyn, NY

    Great hub! Really cute.

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    Jeannie InABottle 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    It does all sound a bit strange, but I won't be nosy and ask for details. I will just have to wait for you to write a hub about it. :-)

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    Wesman Todd Shaw 5 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

    Oh I need as many EFFERs as I can get to look out for my lonely old bones :)

    I've certainly got a Lady picked out....but I've yet to convince her of how she can't live without me....the story only gets stranger if I say more though...:)

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    Jeannie InABottle 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Mr. Happy - Haha... I am not sure two cats are the gateway to witchcraft, unless maybe they are black cats. Perhaps it would be more fun to go that route anyway. :-) Fish tanks can be a pain, but I am thinking it might help to have one again. Of course, they aren't that cuddly, are they? Thanks for checking out my hub.

    cathylynn99 - Thanks so much for sharing that info. Maybe I will get married at 52, too. It will probably take me that long to find someone I actually like. :-)

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    cathylynn99 5 years ago from northeastern US

    i married for the first ime at 52. he was 59 and never married. we are very happy. never give up.

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    Mr. Happy 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada

    "In a sense, the way marijuana is the gateway drug for harder drugs, one or two cats is the gateway to Crazy Cat Lady status." - I was thinking one or two cats would be the gateway for witchcraft. That would be pretty good too because then, You could just use spells to find whomever You wish.

    "I can do whatever I want, and don't have a man or cat bothering me." - I agree here. I suppose that is one of the reasons why I started practicing celibacy and abstinence over a decade ago. Well, I wasn't thinking about men bothering me, more like the ladies (LOL).

    I got a fish about five-six years ago. Even fish tanks need cleaning though and my fish only eats other live fish so ... ya, not even fish are responsibilities free. And You are certainly not going to cuddle with a fish, unless You like hangin'-out inside aquariums.

    I enjoyed the read. Thank You for the laugh!

    Good luck on your adventures.

    Cheers!

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    Jeannie InABottle 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Uh-oh, Wesman Todd Shaw, I think you are being watched by fpherj48. Her last comment on here is clearly geared at you. Look out!

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    Jeannie InABottle 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    prairieprincess - Thanks so much for checking out my hub and for sharing it. Yes, I agree life isn't so bad without a cat or a man. As it turns out, dating 3 men at once is more fun than just settling for one anyway. Who knew?

    Peanutritious - It is OK. Two cats are still not conforming to anything... yet! Just don't get too many cats and you'll be fine. :-) Thanks for the comment!

    Wesman Todd Shaw - There are so many single people out there, so obviously, it is not all bad. And I agree... a cat and a dog might be a good idea. Thanks for checking out my hub!

    davemidtown - And some of us were meant to have hamsters. I think I fall into that category. :-) Thanks for the comment.

    Annette R. Smith - I've heard some people say to stop looking for a man and it will happen. However, I stopped looking for a man for years and they stopped looking for me, too. For now, I am being proactive with the situation. But it is still fun being single and maybe that is the real problem. I am happy for you and your husband and cat. Maybe that is what I need... both! Thanks for checking out my hub!

    Nat Amaral - You are so right. So many animals are better company than humans. Right now, I am happily waiting for my hamster to wake up for the evening. We are sharing a salad together tonight. She is happy just to have a carrot. Men are so much more demanding than that! Thanks for checking out my hub!

    JayeWisdom - If I were to get a cat, I would adopt one. But for now, I am cat-free and happy. :-) I know someone in a similar situation... she got two dogs for the first time ever after becoming single. They make her quite happy. I do think one might snore though... ;-) Thanks for the comment!

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    Paula 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    Yo...Boy Toy....I'm watching you.....Going on 39 is NO excuse for not thinking about getting married......you just never mind, Texas boy....She's right around the corner....cute little Southern girl.....blonde, big green eyes and a big ole hook in her pocket to catch herself a young stud who plays GEE-tar and writes stories.......Careful...I'm a stalker. I hear everything!! hahahahahahahahahah

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    Jaye Denman 5 years ago from Deep South, USA

    You may want to consider adopting a pet rather than buying one--especially from a pet store (which keep those horrid puppy mills in business).

    I became single again later in life and got my first pet--a dog--at age 61. She is a wonderful companion, loyal and gives me unconditional love. She's also a good watchdog. (And she doesn't snore!)

    Jaye

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    Nat Amaral 5 years ago from BC Canada

    Cool hub. There's nothing wrong with being 36 and single (or in my case, 38 and single). Not to mention that some animals make better company than people (not just men). I know that since I used to have a cat, and I'm thinking about getting another. Shadow (a black cat I once had) was great company--she died almost five years ago, and I miss her. I often see friends with cats, and they always put a smile on my face.

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    Annette R. Smith 5 years ago from Grand Island, Florida

    What a fun read, and something I can relate to. When I finally stopped looking, the man AND the cat found me ... at 42. We've been married for nearly five years, and we've welcomed another cat into our family.

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    David Stillwell 5 years ago from Sacramento, California

    jeannieinabottle: What an awesome hub. I am 45 and single and am owned by two cats. Frankly, I wouldn't have it any other way. Not all of us are meant to be coupled... some of us are meant to have cats instead....

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    Wesman Todd Shaw 5 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

    I'm getting really close to turning 39.....I've about ditched the notion of marriage....or even having a live in girlfriend.

    I really just want one to spend some quality time with......where I'll find her, I've no idea. She might not exist.

    Oh, and I want a dog...AND a cat :)

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    Tara Carbery 5 years ago from Cheshire, UK

    I'm 40, single and have two cats! All my life i've tried not to conform to stereotypes. Damn!

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    Sharilee Swaity 5 years ago from Canada

    This is hilarious! I love how you come to a place of acceptance at the end. Maybe your life ain't so bad, after all, right? And believe me, as a cat lady myself, the litter is definitely worth reconsidering! Great hub. Voted up and sharing.

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    Jeannie InABottle 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Thank you so much! That is such a compliment to hear your read my hub more than once! Thanks for the votes. I think I am now in the state of mind of "Whatever happens happens." There really is no point in looking for a decent guy. I am having no luck finding one, so maybe one will find me instead. Thanks again!

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    Faceless39 5 years ago from The North Woods, USA

    You are so funny and have such a natural, inborn talent to entertain and make people laugh. I love reading your hubs!

    That said, you will find someone when you least expect it. Really. So just get your cat and live your life, and "he" will eventually just show up one day. :)

    Thanks again for a fun time. This is one of the very few times when I've both re-read a hub and re-commented. Voted up, funny, and awesome.

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    Jeannie InABottle 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    You are so right. My hamster never tries to curl up in bed with me. If she happens to escape, she hides somewhere else and lets me have the bed all to myself. Thanks for the comment!

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    Ann-Christin 5 years ago from UK

    Very funny :) There are a lot of advantages to being single and catless having the bed all to yourself is one :)

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    Jeannie InABottle 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Thanks so much! I am glad you enjoyed it. It is so much nicer being single without a cat sometimes. :-) Thanks for voting up and thanks for sharing!

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    mythbuster 5 years ago from Utopia, Oz, You Decide

    And a laugh was had by all who read this hub... I am still laughing (I like the pic and caption, "Does Amazon ship cats now?"). I like the ending of this hub - woo hoo - for singles! Laughing so hard I am not even making sense here and can't think clearly so I will go finish laughing it off... thanks for sharing, voted up!

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    Jeannie InABottle 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Thank you so much! I appreciate the comment.

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    Jane Boucheirre 5 years ago from CA

    Lol..you are really hilarious. I liked your hub!

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    Jeannie InABottle 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Thanks so much! You would be really cool if you went to your mailbox with a snake wrapped around your shoulders. Maybe we can be neighbors. I will be the lady with birds and hamsters all over the place.

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    Nicole Canfield 5 years ago from the Ether

    You are stinkin' hilarious, Jeannie. Seriously. Voted up and funny. I want to be the old lady who walks to the mailbox in her bra and yells obscenities at the police...with a snake wrapped around my shoulders. :)

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    Jeannie InABottle 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Hahaha... thanks for the advice. Too much makeup would probably scare the men away, too. :-)

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    JP Carlos 5 years ago from Quezon CIty, Phlippines

    Really funny. Who knows, you might meet someone as you pick out your cat. Just don't wear too much make up. It might scare the cats. Just crossing my fingers. :)

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    Jeannie InABottle 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    RunningDeer - Thanks so much! I am happy you enjoyed my hub. Dogs are cute, but for now, I think my hamster is the best pet. Thanks for sharing and voting up!

    sen.sush23 - Why, thank you so much. Yes, I feel as if I do have a single gal crew. It is fun being single, and you are right, it is awesome having full control of the TV at all times. :-) You are right about the goldfish, too. I've had betta fish before, and I think a new fish might need to come into my life. Thanks for the comment and the vote!

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    Sushmita 5 years ago from Kolkata, India

    Jeannie, I voted the hub funny, but realized immediately that it was way too useful to put down as light humor! Woman, you have put your finger on the spot...the struggle we in our 30's (and later than 30's) need to put up to prevent our time with the t.v. from being tampered with! I think you have done a service to our fraternity by setting an example with your freedom fight! Good luck to you. By the way, what do you say to a Gold fish? He can only ogle, and not interrupt when you talk... :)

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    RunningDeer 5 years ago from Iowa

    Hilarious hub! The title caught my eye right away. You should get a dog :) Up and shared!

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    Jeannie InABottle 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    You are so right. I used to have a fish named Finley and then a fish named Bubbles. They were both pretty awesome. Thanks for the recommendation. :-)

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    danielabram 5 years ago

    My recommendation: get a fish and call it Charlie.

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    Jeannie InABottle 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    I am happy you enjoyed the hub. I think cats are probably way easier to live with compared to a man. I just might get one yet. A cat, that is. :-) Thanks for dropping by!

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    carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

    I loved this hub. You are so funny. However cats are very sweet and I love my two boys. Animals are work and responsibility..but worth it.

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    Jeannie InABottle 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Thanks so much! I am starting to think you have the right idea. I don't need a man or a cat... both would drive me nuts. :-)

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    Grant N.Z 5 years ago from New Zealand

    Very Good. I can't understand why you are single , you have a great sense of humour. I really enjoyed this hub. You don't need a man or a cat. Cheers and good luck . Grant

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    Jeannie InABottle 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Thanks so much! Glad you enjoyed it.

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    lezsaysit 5 years ago from New York, NY

    I'm a fan..........O:)