At first I laughed at this, but then I said, wait, this is actually really true! If I see a guy with a cat, I’m like, Eh? I don’t know if it’s because I am allergic to cats and I’m more of a dog person, but it’s pretty funny because for me it’s definitely true. In fact I was kind of dating this guy who said he was getting a cat and it was definitely a turnoff. Maybe this is why I’m single. HA!
The study was carried out by Colorado State University, Yahoo Lifestyle reports. According to the news outlet, 1,380 women between the ages of 18-24 were shown photographs of the same man. The pictures were basically the same image, except one showed him holding a tabby cat and the other did not.
The women were asked to rate the man on various attributes, like personality, masculinity and date-ability.
The survey results reportedly found that women found the man holding the cat to be less masculine and less date-able.