Men who own cats might be less likely
to get dates, according to a new study…
on how women perceive potential matches
on apps like Tinder, Hinge and Bumble.
The findings, published by researchers
at Colorado State University and
Boise State University.
looks into the question of “whether men
were considered more attractive when
posing for a photo alone or holding a cat”.
Researchers showed the women (whose ages ranged from 18 to 24) photos of two men.
each of whom had posed for one photo with a cat, and one without.
Then, based on the photos, the
women were asked whether
they’d consider dating that guy —.
with many saying their opinion decreased
after seeing him with a feline companion.
38 percent of women surveyed said
they’d date the first man in the study,
based solely on his cat-free photo.
After they were shown a picture
of him with his four-legged friend,
that figure dropped to 33 percent.
“Women viewed men as less masculine when holding the cat; higher in neuroticism, agreeableness, and openness;.
and less dateable,” the researchers
wrote of their findings