Cats are often finicky about the food they eat, the places they sleep, and the people they like. If you want to improve your chances of getting a cat to like you, you need to learn how to pet a cat in a way that the cat actually likes.
First, let the cat come to you. If you go to a cat that doesn’t want to be touched, you’re likely come away with a bleeding hand. Next, focus on scent glands such as near the cat’s chin, ears, and cheeks.
Remember, cats can turn on you at any time so be ready. Just gain the trust of the cat and you’ll be able to pet the cat any time the cat gives you permission.