If you wanna be their lover, you gotta get with their furry friends.
We’ve all seen the dating app profile tropes: Dude posing with big fish, guy hugging big dog, woman with cat(s) smooshed to her cheeks. And we judge.
But there’s a new app — Tabby, the dating app for “cat-forward lifestyles” — that could help singles overcome some catty misconceptions. It’s also a purr-fect way to trend on #NationalCatDay, a k a Friday, Oct. 29. The creator is even braving ABC’s “Shark Tank” tonight to prove it.
“If you could cut to the chase with something that really matters most to you, that alone is useful [in a dating app],” Leigh Isaacson, co-founder of Tabby, told The Post. Her dating app is for people who are ready to “find love of the human kind,” too.
Closeup shorthair cat sitting on cat tree or condo
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According to one recent study, 43% of singles believe they can ascertain a dating app user’s personality based on their profile pics alone. Posing with a pet may indicate a few positive qualities, such as responsibility and care. However, research shows that there is a common stigma attached to cat ownership, as one recent study suggests that some heterosexual women “found the men holding cats to be less dateable,” as opposed to men with dogs, the Conversation reported.
Of course, it’s cat-owning women who have been long-oppressed by the “crazy cat lady” stereotype, and a 2019 poll of women with cats found that 62% of them agreed that it comes with preconceptions. A cautious 21% of the women polled even hide their cat ownership until they’re sure their potential match is amenable to pets.
Beautiful young woman relaxing at home embracing her beautiful white Persian cat with yellow eyes. (iStock)
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And then there’s the most tragic scenarios of all for singles with cats — to learn the person they thought to be “the one” has turned out to be allergic to their fur baby. Or, that they just don’t care for cohabitating with animals
With cat owners putting this much stock in their pets, it’s a wonder that it took so long for an app like Tabby.
“Pets matter so much more than what …….