I'm prompted to impart this piece of priceless information due to a few posts on the subject of dating and compatability lately.
Do you want to be able to predict if the man you're keen on will treat you well ?
This is my yardstick: Does he love cats ? Find out early in the piece about his attitude toward cats. Some men like aggressive dogs and hate cats, now there's a toxic relationship before you even start. Some men just hate cats, avoid them like the plague. Some just like dogs and not so much cats - they're questionable but be wary. If he likes Labradors and ambivalent about cats, there's some hope. Ambivalency..weeell. I dunno. Maybe stay clear.
Cats are often portrayed as being aloof, unfriendly, cruel, takers and not givers. These are human characteristics bestowed by people who have spent scant time on understanding how cats behave. Most domestic cats are, in fact, loyal, affectionate and trusting.
Now here's a couple of provisos; This only works for women looking at men. From my experience, it doesn't seem to work at all for Gay men or men looking for a woman.
Why do I think this precept works ? The man who likes dogs exclusively requires an animal that will stick with him no matter how he treats it. He can kick and yell at the dog and it will still wag its tail while it cowers. He doesn't care how and why a dog behaves as it does, just so long as it does what he wants. He owns the dog. It is his property. Would he view a wife or girlfriend the same way ?
The 'cat man" understands how a cat behaves and loves it just the same. A cat will not tolerate mis-treatment and will more often than not leave the home if necessary. A cat will not perform 'tricks' to make the man laugh. You cannot own a cat, you are a member of its staff. The happiness and comfort of a cat are a source of happiness and well-being to the person. A cat lover shows some the attributes you probably want in a man.
I'm a cat lover and I still play football, drink lots of beer and listen to loud rock music. What a guy !
Don't take this too seriously