30 Truths You Must Come to Accept About Dating a Cat Person
Sometimes my cat wakes me up at 4:45 a.m. by taking a strand of my hair in a single claw and chewing on it loudly while purring incessantly by my ear. Then, she kneads on my arm until I give up on sleep (usually around 5:10 a.m. if it's a good day) and get up with her. Or . . . I hide under the covers until she crawls over me and preys on my boyfriend instead. She doesn't need food or water; she doesn't want to play. She just wants us to be awake, so we wake up. Simple as that, right?
Well, I've been told, by those who are not cat people, certain behaviors regarding my cat that I consider the norm are, in fact, quite odd. Then I roll my eyes and tell fellow cat-loving friends of my plight, and they immediately join in with even weirder stories than my own. Cat people — we just get it. We are a small and steady army of devoted feline-loving friends who you'd be lucky to date. We may have some, um, unique ways about us, but trust me, it will just make you love us even more. My cat and I slowly wore my boyfriend down, and now he is just another member of the Cat Lovers Club. But for the sake of full disclosure, here are a few key things you should know about dating a cat person.