Women Find Men Less Attractive When They're Holding a Cat

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Women Find Men Less Attractive When They're Holding a Cat

June 30, 2020
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A new study found women find men less attractive if the guys seem into cats.

 

 

Researchers at Colorado State University took two photos of men: one by themselves, and one of them holding a cat.

 

 

Then over 700 women rated the photos.  And when men were holding cats, they were seen as less masculine and less datable.

 

 

It applied to both short-term and long-term relationship potential.  So they were less datable across the board.  And they were seen as "more neurotic" when holding a cat.

 

 

There was one key demographic that didn't care though.  Women who described themselves as a "cat person" were just as likely to say a guy was datable, whether he was holding a cat or not.

 

 

In other words, it didn't hurt their chances with women who love cats.  But it also didn't help.