Why Do Women Bond With Cats Better Than Men Do?
"Crazy cat lady" isn't just a stereotype. It's a very, very real thing. But some scientists at the University of Vienna in Austria wanted to figure out why: Why does it always seem to be women who go insane and have 80 cats, and not men?
So they analyzed the interactions between cats and owners through a series of tests, and came up with a conclusion: Women and cats tend to be more in sync because women subconsciously pick up and give off subtle bonding signals. Men don't.
Manuela Wedl co-authored the study. She says that women tend to really interact and connect with their cats, quote, "[so] the cats approach female owners more frequently, and initiate contact more frequently. "Female owners have more intense relationships with their cats than do male owners."