There’s a saying that a dog is a man’s best friend. However, a growing number of single men are adopting cats instead of dogs. Not only do cats require less maintenance (walks outside), but more than one third of the single men polled who own a cat said purchasing one was the best thing they had ever done.

Many single men who are cat owners say that their cat provides them emotional support when they don’t have a partner. Even better, one in four think their furry partner helps them to come across as a more loving person, and one in six believe their cat has helped them get more dates.

So if you’re a single man, having a cat can help you emotionally and romantically by attracting women to you. Now you just have to be a kind, considerate person to women just as long as they get along with your cat, of course.

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