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Men With Cats: Women’s Perception of Masculinity

Men With Cats: Women’s Perception of Masculinity

Now for something amusing, if not bemusing: namely, the research study entitled “Not the Cat’s Meow? Previous research suggests that the presence of a pet may add to women’s perceptions of male attractiveness and dateability. This study sought to understand to what degree, if any, the presence of a cat has on women’s perceptions of men. “Women responded to an online survey and rated photos of men alone and men holding cats on measures of masculinity and personality. Men holding cats were viewed as less masculine; more neurotic, agreeable, and open; and less dateable.

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