An Internet troll once even sent me a Facebook message just to tell me, "No man will ever love you.
It'll just be you and your cat forever." (To be honest, that actually sounds pretty great!
) But while comments like these never made me disavow my love for felines while dating, let's just say that particular Facebook photo wasn't on my Ok Cupid profile.
On first dates I rarely brought up anything that might get me pigeonholed as a so-called difficult woman, like my identification with feminism.
I definitely should've taken it as a red flag when an ex-boyfriend picked up my unwilling pet and got scratched. My current boyfriend is not a crazy cat person, but you'd better believe he's crazy about my cats. Part of being in a relationship is empathizing with the other person.