Facebook Study Stokes The Fire Between Cat People (Sad, Lonely Geeks) And Dog People (#Blessed Lovers)

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Facebook Research published the results from a study they conducted that analyzed data of 160,000 users who’ve uploaded a picture of a dog or a cat or both to determine if the pets’ owners share the same traits as the pets they own.

Before the study took place, the Facebook Research team noted that “Stereotypically, dogs are more social and easy-going, while cats are reserved, independent, and unpredictable. Are any of these characteristics reflected in the people who adore them?” With that in mind, let’s dive on in and get triggered!

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1. Dog people have more friends, cat people get invited to more events

The researchers deduced that dog people have more friends because dogs are friendlier and need to go outside where more people and other dogs are to digest and exercise while cats are so dang cool, they turn down events with zero FOMO.

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2. Cat people are more likely to be single

You go outdoors more (because you own a dog), you’re more likely to meet someone who might know someone who might wanna be with you. No matter how much we want it, Catwoman will never be with Batman.

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3. Dog people mostly live in rural areas, where there’s more space for a dog to exercise, while cat people mostly reside in cities

Lots of hunters out in them thar hills who need hounds to retrieve their kills. Cats might casually hunt a bird or mouse, which don’t look that great hanging on the mantle.

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4. “Cat people are especially fond of fantasy, sci-fi, and anime, while dog people like love stories and things about dogs”

To illustrate the difference between the preferences of cat people and dog people when it came to books, TV shows, movies, and feelings, the Facbook Research team put together these charts, which has colored indices — cat people in blue, dog people in green.

CAT PEOPLE VS. DOG PEOPLE’S FAVORITE BOOKS


Cat people love reading about blood suckers, brain eaters, and fantastical adventurers. Dog people love reading about more realistic or grounded, inspirational or motivational stories. Everyone agrees that Atlas most definitely shrugged.

CAT PEOPLE VS. DOG PEOPLE’S FAVORITE TV SHOWS

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Cat people love watching anime and animated shows with some sci-fi mixed in whereas dog people watch personalities. Apparently, everyone agrees that Big Bang Theory rulez.

CAT PEOPLE VS. DOG PEOPLE’S FAVORITE MOVIES

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Wow, T2 is a cat person flick. Wouldn’t have guessed that. Though, if you subscribe to cats be emotionless, heartless bastards then T2 makes sense. Dog lovers love love no matter if you’re a prostitute (Pretty Woman) or an abusive businessman (Fifty Shades of Grey).

CAT PEOPLE VS. DOG PEOPLE’S MOST COMMON FEELINGS

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It’s tiring watching your cat judge you all day. Dog people love showing others their accomplishments as they wag their butts and they love when you scratch them behind the ear.

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