What A Man’s Pet Reveals About The Man Himself

man's pet reveals about manThis article was originally posted on our sister site, myjoyofliving.com.

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, many singles will be looking for ways to find their perfect match.  This article points out what a man’s choice of pet reveals about the man himself.

Online dating sites are interesting, but it can be tough to weed out the less than “ideal” matches. You can narrow down your search somewhat if the match for whom you are looking reveals a bit about the pets he owns.  For example, an article on magazine.foxnews.com says that a guy’s pet can reveal a lot about him.

If he owns a dog, that is indicative of a loyal personality. Dog ownership requires responsibility and commitment. Good traits to get in a man. However, just make sure he is not overly obsessed with his dog. Draw the line at the dog sleeping in the same bed.

If he owns a cat, that suggests a sensitive kind of guy. And, chances are, that guy will love taking photos of his cat and posting them on Facebook, Twitter, etc. While cats can be left alone for periods of time, if your man is dedicated to his feline, that could mean you will be spending lots of evenings at his place.

If your man has fish, he is probably very calm on an emotional level. He may not be very affectionate, either. (Have you ever tried to hug a fish?) Just make sure there is not a health reason, such as an allergy, that is keeping him from having a furry, four-legged friend instead.

If he has a parrot, this guy is probably somewhat self-obsessed. I mean, parrots imitate words and phrases, right? A man with a parrot will probably teach it to say things he wants to hear over and over again….even some of those stale pick up lines he tossed your way when you met!

Is there a rabbit in his life? Men who have pet rabbits were probably denied one as a pet as a kid. Of course, he would never cater to calling it Fluffy. No, way! Only macho names might take precedence here. Meet Duke!

If your man has a mouse, a rat, a hamster or any other kind of rodent, you might want to steer clear of this guy. There might be other insidious issues lurking beneath his surface. Skip the second date.

We’d like to hear from singles.  Have you sized up a potential date based on the pet(s) he owns?  Leave a comment and let us know how it turned out.


Written by Karen


Karen is Publisher of Fully Feline. She also owns a pet care business in Overland Park, KS called Joy of Living.