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Women Less Likely to Swipe Right on Men Holding Cats

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Women are less likely to ‘swipe right’ for men whose profile picture shows them cuddling a cat – saying it makes them appear ‘less masculine’ and ‘less dateable’. The study, carried out by scientists at the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University, found that profile photos of men holding cats were seen as ‘less dateable’ and ‘less masculine’ by many women. Straight women between 18 and 24 years old were asked to rate the same man posing with and without a cat on his lap. After the pictures were displayed, they rated the men on attributes including perceived personality, masculinity, dateability and whether they would consider going out with the person for a short or long-term relationship. Men who held a confident pose and appeared catless in their profile pic were more likely to attract women. The women also scored the cat-lover higher on neuroticism. Here’s the complete story from Daily Mail.

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