Monday, January 17, 2005

Women like men who make petit fours, too

According to this article, 90% of the women surveyed think "men who like cats are nicer, more caring, and more sensitive than men who don't have cats." Well, maybe so, but I think a man's ownership of a cat is more detrimental to his getting a date than owning a copy of Gone With the Wind. Bad boys don't own cats.

I like cats a lot. Growing up, there was always at least one cat in our household at any givent time. My brother's cats are really cool (my sister's cat is not, though). But I'm not planning on getting one until I'm married. I've got enough strikes against me as it is.

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oooh. A cat? I don't know if we can get married now. I used to absolutely detest the furballs, I would proudly say years ago the only cats I liked were my Kentucky Wildcats. Now I only tolerate the feline variety, insisting I can be the only thing that purrs in my domicile.

I am so much more of a "dog girl." I really want to get a little doggy (a yipper type, perhaps a Jack Russell or a Yorkie) and name it Bijoux, Sparkle or Ruby. And yes, it would have a cute, little rhinestone collar. Looking back on the descrip., it sounds like I want a dog that's confused and thinks it's a cat. But anyway. I still don't like cats. They're too fickle for me.

Micah said...

Well, I consider myself to be more of a dog person. I really want to get a bulldog, but they're kinda pricey. I'd make do with a chocolate lab.

Over the years I've developed an allergy towards cats. When I visit my brother I have to get all doped up on Benadryl. But I do like 'em. They're a great pet to have if you travel a lot, since you can just put down a bowl of food and you're good.

So, the marriage is back on.

Kate The Great said...

BTW... the above Random Musing was mine :)

Anonymous said...

A bulldog would be great. As long as we don't have to call it Uga. There's no way in hell I'll get a dog to pay tribute to Athens. GO BIG BLUE!

Kate The Great said...

PS. Do you make petit fours?

Micah said...

Heh heh, no. I was trying to think of the most effeminate-sounding food that I could.

And the bulldog would be named either Brodie or Hank.

Mindy said...

Alright Micah you know which way I'm gonna go on this one...CATS RULE! I love my little furball, but cats are not for people that need constant reasurance that their pet loves them or for people that need to pump their own ego by an animal that always wants to be around them. I've known a few guys that have cats and generally the type that has them are the kind of guys that are seldom home and very independent... and that is what makes them attractive. They are alright by themselves and don't need constant attention to be happy. You know the strong silent type, which I find irresistable

panthergirl said...

If you lived in NYC, you could be a real man and STILL own a cat. In fact, many NYC men own cat(s)...usually more than one. It's a dog town too, but there's basically no gender descrimination in the dating world when it comes to pets. There are usually more important things to worry about, like whether or not the guy wants you to pretend you're his mommy. (see my post on this subject)

KPMD said...

Micah, you well know what way I swing on this topic (no pun intended). Unfortunately, in Philly guys with cats are usually not in the market for ladies.

I think women may worry if a man has a dog that he might spend more time with and lavish more affection on the dog (it is more like a child, whereas a cat is more like a roomate). Therefore, a man with a cat has more free time to spend with a woman (he also can "sleep over" more easily).

But really dude - don't get a cat. Cuz then you'll be a guy who digs cats, GWTW, AND wears a bowtie. 'Nuf said?

Micah said...

Throw all my candles into the mix and I might as well buy a cat and move to Philly.

Let me clarify: I am not going to buy a car or a dog anytime in the immediate future. I was just tossing that article up for commentary. Heck, I can barely take care of myself, let alone another living being.

KPMD - Does your pet have separation anxiety? You know - the one that shits on the carpet.

KPMD said...

Yes, my pet does have separation anxiety. It seems to be losing a lot of hair lately...

Grins said...

Aww, I don't think a cat turns a man into a social leper. Of course, my heart belongs to a golden retriever and the men that prefer big dogs just seem so much more fun to me.

Micah said...

See, in regards to cats and dogs, I think a guy can "go both ways," so to speak.

KPMD - I told your pet to join us. Who knows if he will.

spydrz said...

Now that 24 is over, I can address this topic...I think a dog is more what you need than a cat...at this moment anyway.

Micah said...

Actually, now would be the perfect time for me to get a dog since I have the time to train it.

spydrz said...

No 24 post, Micah?

Micah said...

Nah, nothing meaningful to post. Tonight's first-run episode was good. And I'm only four episodes into the second season so far. It's going to take a while to finish it since I have my bar review classes this week.

spydrz said...

Weak.

Micah said...

Yeah, yeah. Not to mention that "I Love the 90s Part Deux" is on for 2 hours each night this week. That takes away prime "24" viewing time.

spydrz said...

But the 90s show will be on 2000X a month for the next few years...

Micah said...

But I want to relive my high school and college years NOW!

Okay, it's time for me to be hittin' the ol' dusty trail...

Christy said...

Yeah, cats might make men seem more "caring, etc" but who says that's what women go for.

No-Name said...

I surfed on through here, and I thought I would leave a comment. It doesn't really matter if a guy likes dogs or if a guy likes cats. I think the fact that a guy even LIKES animals scores points with women. However, most men I have run into are more prone to having a dog.

Kate The Great said...

You are so popular. And to think I knew you when...

PS. Funny about the cat thing... I had a cat perched on my lap last night during The Bachelorette. I somehow survived...

The Law Fairy said...

Huh. I guess that puts me in the minority -- I'm actually less likely to go for a guy if he has cats. Granted, that's partly because I'm allergic, but still... I used to love cats, but became a dog person by default and I'm now one by choice. Cats are prissy and aloof. Dogs are sweet and loving. Hmm, wait. Maybe I should like guys with cats -- like they might go for that prissy, aloof thing...

Incidentally, I would love to have a boyfriend who could make petit fours.

Micah said...

Christy - like I said, bad boys don't like cats.

Biologisvensk - I agree with you and it goes both ways. I don't know if I'd like a girl that kicks puppies. Well, I guess it depends on how hot she is. :)

Law Fairy - Good luck trying to find a boyfriend who makes petit fours.