Cat people and dog people are as far from each other as it’s possible to be, but it’s also true that cat people and non-pet people are pretty far apart as well. If you don’t know how to approach that cat lady in your life, here are some steps that will get you through it.
Accept Cat Hair
A lot of people think that cat people have hair on their clothes because they don’t wash, etc. That’s simply not true. Cat hair is very hard to get off, so assume that she does wash her clothes even if they’re sprinkled with fur.
There’s More than One
The idea of a woman living alone with a cat in her apartment is almost as prevalent as the idea that she has eighteen cats and hoards newspapers. However, the most common number is two. Cats get lonely alone, so having a pair of them means that they’ll be healthy and happy for a long time. Splitting them up isn’t going to be an option either, so don’t expect a cat lover to move into your apartment if you can’t handle both (or all) cats.
All you have to do to win her favor here is to remember which cat is which.
She’s Used to Stereotypes
Crazy cat lady! Dying along in an apartment with cats and so forth, she might laugh at the jokes, but you’re not being original. You should showcase your comedy talent with fresh material, because any single woman who owns cats has heard it before.
To make the best impression, simply don’t make a big deal about the cat.
Be Alright with Sudden Plan Changes
Like the pets they admire so much, cat lovers are an independent breed. It might be that you’ve planned an exciting night out, and at the last second she opts to stay in. Sometimes there’s just no talking her out of it. Is it annoying? Yes. But if you want to court a cat lover, roll with the punches. There’s no other way to put up with such an independent breed.
Instead of pointing out what she wanted to do an hour ago, when you made the plans, try to incorporate as much of the fun as you can in the new plans. Have margaritas in the bathtub instead of hitting the beach.
Enjoy the Small Indulgences
Cats (and the women who love them) are not about stinting. That’s why those little jeweled collars cost so much money, and that’s why your lovely lady friend will love the finer things in life. Be prepared to shell out to ensure a basically comfortable standard of living. If there’s any choice, a cat lover won’t save up for big purchases until their small needs are taken care of.
Woo her by spoiling her with small things; a single fine piece of chocolate, or a cup of fancy coffee.