Columbus ranked one of the top purr-fect cities for single ‘cat ladies’


Are you a dog person or a cat person? When it comes to being single, this question often divides us into two distinct camps. For those who proudly declare themselves cat people, Columbus is the place to be.

Gone are the days of negative stereotypes about single women with cats. Thanks to modern attitudes—perhaps influenced by trendsetters like T-Swift—today’s single woman in the big city might not just have one cat, but two or three, living her best life with her feline companions.


Imagine it’s the weekend and you’re single, enjoying life to the fullest with your beloved cat(s). Here in Columbus, your affection for these furry friends is not just accepted but celebrated.

A nationwide survey by Nielsen Scarborough highlighted Columbus as the tenth top cities where single women proudly own cats. This city’s love for cats is evident, with attractions like the Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) headquarters in nearby Alliance, recently hosting the International Cat Association’s Global Cat Show, showcasing over 500 cats and 50 breeds. And let’s not forget Zen Cat Gallery, a local cat café that not only raises funds for cat welfare but also hosts monthly meetups for cat lovers and single ladies alike.

With all this cat-centric activity, we’re starting to wonder how we didn’t rank higher!

While we’re proud of our city’s cat-loving reputation, Columbus isn’t alone in this regard. Other cities on the list include:

  1. Portland, Oregon
  2. Seattle, Washington
  3. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  4. Kansas City, Missouri
  5. Denver, Colorado
  6. Albuquerque, New Mexico
  7. Minneapolis, Minnesota
  8. Harrisburg, Virginia
  9. Tampa, Florida
  10. Columbus, Ohio

If this sounds like your purr-fect lifestyle, grab your pen, paper, and pussycat, and start planning your next trip to one of these other supportive cat communities. With plenty of cat-themed events and a vibrant social scene, you’ll be living your best life—cat and all.

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