12 Reasons Women Who Love Cats Are Usually “Wife-Material”

Flickr / Gustavo Devito
Flickr / Gustavo Devito

Let’s clear something up: yes, we are cat ladies. But that doesn’t mean we’re weirdos destined to be single for life. In fact, there are 12 reasons that being a “cat lady” actually means we make the BEST girlfriends!

1. We have big hearts.

Whether we’ve gotten our cats by adopting or rescuing them, we love them like crazy … and we have plenty more love to spread around.

2. We know the key to life is balance.

​You don’t have to worry about us being smother-ers. As proud cat owners, we know that sometimes your cat wants love, and sometimes they just need space.

3. We are not afraid of commitment.

If you’re looking for someone who isn’t scared of thinking long-term, a cat lady is just what you need. ​We have already committed to our cats for life, and know the happiness that can bring, so we know the value of settling down (when it’s time!).

4. We know how to laugh.

Cats are hilarious (there’s a reason there are so many cat videos online), so you know we love to laugh.

5. We don’t mind sharing the spotlight.

​Just check out all the “meowfies” on Twitter and Instagram! We are pros at getting that purrfect … uh, perfect picture and are not embarrassed to share it with everyone we know.

6. We are very responsible.

​We take our cats to the vet when they need them and clean their littler boxes regularly … we consider ourselves cat moms, so responsibility comes naturally to us.

7. We won’t run just because things are difficult.

​After all, we still love our cats after they’ve woken us up at all hours of the night to be petted, sneezed in our faces, puked all over our floors (you’d be surprised how often that happens) or brought us a dead “present”. So if your relationship hits a rocky point, we won’t just run away and give up.

8. We’ve learned to appreciate the simple things in life.

It’s the little things in life that make us happy. Like when our cat snuggles on top of us, purrs, or sleeps head to head with us … really anything to show us they love us.

9. We are loyal.

No one comes between us and our cats, so we know how to be ferociously loyal. And we will do the same for you, if you become part of our lives.

10. We are great sharers.

We don’t complain (much) when we have to share stuff with our cats. Life with a cat means sharing our food, beds, computers … really, everything we own. So come on in, sit down, and have a snack. Make yourself at home!

11. We are happier people.

It’s true! Science has proven that having pets can actually help battle depression and help with stress as well as provide emotional and social support. Who doesn’t want to date a happier person?

12. We’re really good at communicating and listening.

We talk to our cats all the time. They may not respond to us, but we always listen (and often respond) to their meows. This inter-species communication definitely gives us good practice at trying to solve issues with other humans! Thought Catalog Logo Mark

This post originally appeared at YourTango.

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