If you’ve used a dating app, you’ll know the importance of choosing good profile pics.
These photos don’t just relay attractiveness; a recent study suggested that 43% of people think they can get a sense of someone’s personality by their picture. You might guess that someone who has included a photo of themselves hiking is an outdoorsy type of person.
But as scientists who study human-animal interactions, we wanted to know what this meant for pet owners – in particular, male cat owners.
If you’re a guy who owns a cat, what kind of effect does it have on suitors if you post a picture posing with your favorite feline?
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Kogan, Lori and Volsche, Shelly. (2020). "We Studied What Happens When Guys Add Their Cats to Their Dating App Profiles". The Conversation, .