Have you ever come across a gorgeous man's profile picture who seems to have everything you've ever wanted in life — except he has a cat? How about that handsome, mysterious James Bond type who claims the hobbies of cliff-diving and extreme snowboarding excites him? Crap ... he's into exotic snakes. In the online dating world, these mini-factoids may fall into a category called dealbreakers.
Choose your pet wisely if you're looking for romance, because 72 percent of singles say that animals make a difference as to whether or not they would date someone. If you don't want your pet to interfere with your love life, you're best off owning a hamster or guinea-pig. A YouGov poll found that just 10 percent of women and 13 percent of men would be turned off if they found out a new date lived with those small animals.
Jackson Galaxy is a cat behaviorist who stars on Animal Planet's "My Cat From Hell," and has often been called the Cat Whisperer. One of the problems he most frequently encounters on his show, which documents his adventures counseling owners of misbehaving cats, are cats who seem to hate one half of a couple.
Are you not a "cat person," but your boyfriend or girlfriend is? Not to worry. With a little time and patience, you and the kitty can become close friends -- which will bring you and your partner even closer. “Listen, I get that you’re a cat…I’m actually OK with all of that…I like not having to take you on 5 a.m.