7 Signs You'd Choose A Cat Over A Man

7 Signs You'd Choose A Cat Over A Man

Honestly, your cat wouldn't like him anyway.
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When you told your friends you were going to be forever alone with a herd of cats to keep you company, you weren't joking.

You can't even walk past a stray cat without excitedly crouching down to coerce it to accept your love and affection, which is basically what that guy from your morning class did all semester, but you just don't have the time for that.

You are the stereotypical, crazy cat lady.

Just how severe is your case of furry fever? You may notice a few symptoms.

1. You wish your cat could text you.

You've probably already thought about how cool it would be to be able to text your cat and check on them. Unlike the messages in your inbox that you have purposely not opened, or just didn't respond to, your cat would always get a text back.

2. You wonder what they're doing at home.

You ask yourself, "what are they up to? I wonder if they miss me." No, not your casual dating partner. You're actually just trying to remember if you gave your cats treats before you left the house.

3. When you do leave them at home, you hurry back.

Whether you attempt to shave some time off of your grocery trip or just try to run all of your errands as quickly as possible, you want to get back home to your cats. If only you would've moved that quickly to get to that date you were 20 minutes late for because you had to pay extra attention to your cats before you left.

4. Your friends always send you cat memes.

Everybody has that friend who always asks for advice about the same boy just to ignore the advice they were given and immediately run back into his arms. Thankfully, that isn't you, and your friends never have to send you long paragraphs about your boy problems. Instead, they send you every cat meme they come across because it reminded them of you.

5. You show up to the party to pet the host's cat.

When your friend texted you that Brad was throwing a party, she was trying to hint that you should get out more. However, you saw that beautiful tabby cat on his Snapchat story, and you are not leaving until you pet it. You even brought a couple of cat treats with you to keep in your purse, just in case.

6. Your Instagram account is basically dedicated to your cat.

Every time your cat does something cute, you can't help but snap a picture. After looking through your recent Instagram posts, you realize you think everything they do is cute--even knocking everything off the tables and bookshelf. Some people post tons of pictures showing their boyfriends off, but you would rather show off your kitten.

7. You let your cat distract you from work, sometimes, but never a man.

You have a paper due tomorrow, and you definitely procrastinated it. You cancel the date you had for tonight because you need to take advantage of all the time that you have left to finish it. When your cat climbs in your lap and starts to block your screen, you patiently move your head at all different angles so you can still see. Finally, your cat moves...onto the keyboard. They're sitting there like they are demanding that you take a break and pay attention to them, and you love them, so you do.

Overall, when it comes to choosing between a cat and a man, you probably don't even have to think about it.

Cover Image Credit: Lexi Hammond

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5 Questions To Ask Yourself When You're On The Fence With A Guy

Is he worth it?

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Whether you're contemplating if you want to continue your fling with a guy or contemplating breaking up with your boyfriend, there are always questions we're asking ourselves. Ranging from "is this right of me?" to "is this what will make me happy?" But if you are really sitting on the fence and don't know what to do next, check out these five questions you need to ask yourself if you're torn on what to do.

1. Do I want long term or short term?

This is a huge question to ask. If you're looking to settle down for a while, your guy may not want that. And it could always be the other way around as well. Make sure to decipher this with him so you both know what you want and no one gets a broken heart.

2. Can I see myself marrying this person?

I know this is a bold question to ask, especially if you're not dating. But really thinking about if you can see yourself with them for a long time can make it or break it. But say you're dating and you're on the fence of deciding you want to break up with them or not, think about if you can see yourself saying "I do" to them, and if you can't, let him go.

3. Can I see myself living with them/how do they live?

I've seen many people get engaged and move in together and later call it quits due to the way their partner lived. If you've been getting to know your guy for a while now and notices he lives like a pig, you may have to wonder if you'd be cleaning up those messes in the future.

4. How do they make me feel?

This question in a no brainer. If they make you feel bad, why even question continuing into the relationship.

5. Are they worth it?

Is he worth it? I know I have had some experiences when I was on the fence with a couple of guys and I've had to ask myself the same question. And when I'd question if he was worth it or not, my gut feeling always came out right. If you're looking to keep him around, always ask yourself if he's worth it.

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Girls, You NEED To Understand That Fuckboy Texting You ‘wyd’ 24/7 Will Never Give You A 24 Karat Ring

I finally managed to crack the code as to why your casual hookup will never try to make you his wife.

Elle Hong
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There are five unofficial steps of hookup culture: Find a guy. Get to know him a little bit, but not too much (because you have to keep "boundaries," remember?) Make a pact to keep things "casual" and promise to still be "friends" with each other. Then, hookup with him. And keep hooking up with him without any emotional attachment — just over and over again and never expect anything more.

From a birds eye view, hookup culture seems so harmless. I mean, what's more convenient than having a booty call at your doorstep with the swipe of a screen? When you want to hook up, all you have to do is shoot that 2 a.m. "U Up?" text.

Hell, I even wrote a whole article about the perfect FWB situation.

Yet suddenly—here I am, Elle Hong, resident "Uncuffed" writer on Swoon and self proclaimed fuckgirl who glorifies hookup culture above anything else, catching feelings and falling for the wrong guys just like any other girl out in the world.

Consider this blasphemy. Or maybe I'm just dying to make a confession.

A confession that I, too, have experienced the feeling of wondering why I was never enough for the guys I hooked up with. Why they never chose me over the girls they would eventually form serious relationships with and why to them I only was nothing more than a casual hookup.

So, I thought about it. I critically analyzed it. I "Aristotle-d" my way into trying to find an answer behind the impossible question of wondering why I was never considered to be anything more. Over the past few weeks, it essentially became my new research topic and now, I finally managed to crack the code as to why your casual hookup will never try to make you into wifey material. Here's why.

First and foremost: Guys usually (but not always) choose to hookup with girls who they don't see as anything more.

Now, keep in mind I'm not saying that guys will NEVER fall in love with the girls they hookup with because it can happen. It's life. Life is unpredictable. No doubt, people have fallen in love on Tinder and married a random match who just happened to become The One. But we all know what Tinder is really for. Generally speaking, guys will seek random hookups with the types of girls they think are "easy" and if they're desperate enough, it's definitely not going to be someone they view as their future wife.

If he thinks you're cute, you're within 10 miles radius and you can hold a conversation, it doesn't matter what your annual salary is or how many siblings you got—he wants one thing and it's to get you in bed. And until a guys find this girl who captures his heart and inevitably makes him want to settle, he's going to go around hooking up with random girls left and right. So in this case, it's not your fault. You're just with the wrong type of guy who only thinks of you as his sexual conquest.

See also: Guys want to settle with girls that don't go around hooking up with other people.

Ironic as hell because I just talked about why guys would never want to settle, period. But think about it—guys are humans with rational thoughts and animalistic desires. When they find their territory, they mark it. Once he finds a girl who is the one, he never wants to let her go. And he never wants to see that girl be with another guy or god forbid, go around hooking up with other guys. So here's the moral of the story to get my point across: I hate to break it to you, but bragging about how many other guys you're f*cking outside of your current FWB situationship isn't going to help develop the relationship any further.

Finally: A girl's "hoe phase" might seem empowering but for guys they see it as a threat.

Thanks to the wonderful millennial encyclopedia that we call Urban Dictionary, we have a definition behind this certain life style: A phase in life which occurs when a girl goes around social settings exploring herself, committing promiscuous acts and connecting with random people. For girls, it seems pretty damn empowering, doesn't it? For us it's a chance to let loose, to live a lil bit more and to run around as independent women. Nothing wrong with that of course.

But for guys to perceive this type of lifestyle, they see it as a threat which could arise if they form a relationship with you. It's simple logic here. A girl who's in her "hoe phase" is more likely to be unfaithful since they're always out and about with this person and that person. Put it this way: a guy doesn't care if you're a hoe—but he only wants you to be HIS hoe and not everyone else's. So you might think that it's a great way to express yourself and to enjoy your college years, but keep in mind that it could possibly be holding you back from taking the next step with your casual FWB.

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