Asked: 29.12.15 00:012015-12-29T00:01:08+03:00 2015-12-29T00:01:08+03:00 Is it true that female cats usually more attached to male owners, and male cats to female owners? Animal Behavior Animals Cat Behavior Cat Owners Cats (domestic) Gender Differences Pet Owners Pets 26 Answers 2019-12-24T07:32:59+03:00 Added an answer on 24.12.19 07:32 I can’t say for certain about Male Cats being attached to female owners but i do know that Female cats react better towards male owners than female owners. Because to a female cat a male owner is the Alpha. This is true i have seen first hand a female cat clean a man’s beard and mustache. 2020-06-11T02:45:52+03:00 Added an answer on 11.06.20 02:45 Not in my experience. We have a female cat we adopted as a 9 week old kitten from the local shelter. She was a tiny hell’s angel for quite some time, but I adored her (and still do). My husband was on medication that made him a poor candidate for a baby wild child and her claws and bites. I let her scratch and claw me all she wanted. I let her shred my long hair. I didn’t care. Sometimes she was very sleepy and sweet too. But I knew she’d settle down in time, mostly as she matured and gained weight and was unable to fly around as she could when she was tiny. The first time she was too big to fit in the crook of my arm was sad for both of us. She’s 9 years old now and couldn’t be more of a darling lap kitty. She’s the only one of our cats that we adopted that young and were able to give a happy childhood. When she hears me sing, she runs from wherever she is and leaps into my lap with kitty head bumps and more. I confess I sometimes abuse this super power. She loves both of us. There’s no question about that. But she has a stronger bond with me. We also have a young male cat, now 2 years old. He loves me but his bond with my husband is stronger. It’s more about who they spend more time with and who they get more attention from. I’m sure it’s about individual personality too. As long as everyone has a kitty, all is well with the world. 2018-12-13T11:36:52+03:00 Added an answer on 13.12.18 11:36 Every cat is different and an individual, but I’ve found male cats bond more closely with me than females in my own experience. I’ve currently four neutered males and am closely bonded with three of them. I previously had 2 cats of each gender and found I bonded best with the males, though one female was an affectionate cat. I’ve a female friend who got a she-cat for herself but the cat loved only her husband. Another friend found her she-cat bonded most closely with her son. 2018-10-15T16:14:03+03:00 Added an answer on 15.10.18 16:14 Greetings, I’m a 48yo male and I’ve been so blessed to have shared my life from the age of 15, with cats. And in every instance (about 12) this has held true. It’s my firm belief, from my personal experience, female cats are more mature, intelligent and affectionate than male cats. But I LOVE all cats, immensely. I did just suffer the loss of a female cat named Bella with whom I shared the last 14 years….and I am devastated. We were soooooo incredibly close, I struggle every breath by every moment to go on without her. But I have faith and hope that I will one day be reunited with and able to love her again. I pray to the Father through Christ that this come to pass. She was survived by her brother Buddie and I am thankful for him….but we are both still reeling from her loss. I remember when we met, Bella was the runt and very sick. I picked Buddie and my GF at the time chose Bella. They told us to be prepared because they didn’t think she would make it through the night. In fact they almost didn’t let us take her, but my gf was insistent. And that first night was rough, I stayed up with her, keeping her warm and as hydrated as I could. She was tiny, poor little thing shivered and struggled all night and much of the next day. Then she started to improve….and to me, it was immediately apparent that she was so very special indeed. So much so that I didn’t want to get her spayed immediately. But she developed a female complication going into her first heat, for which the recommended treatment was spaying. So we did. Of her many very endearing traits, the most pronounced was her ability to “approach when approached”. And not just approach but approach with maximum affection, IT WAS REMARKABLE!!! Every cat I’ve met or known has always shyd away from a pair of big eyes approaching their face. Not Bella, she would always relish the opportunity for kisses (that’s what I called them) on top of kisses wrapped in kisses. It was so powerful and intimate, that just witnessing it, over the course of his life Buddie has made a remarkable effort and progress to overcome whatever instinct he has (and most other cats share) that normally precludes this. I didn’t do anything, meaning try to train him, in any way, he made this progress on his own….and I am so proud of him. He has a routine, and it’s unmistakable, whenever I see it he gets showered in hugs and kisses, and it’s powerful. Cats are so majestic and wonderful, my heart breaks for any and every cat that’s ever been mistreated. Im sorry to continue rambling….but another endearing trait was her petting me, that’s what I called it. Even as an adult, Bella was tiny. I usually sleep on my back (with a cat curled up under each arm. Four out of seven mornings, I think, it could have been more, Bella would sit on my chest and sooooo gently stroke my forehead or under my chin. If it woke me and I pretended to still sleep she would continue this for a couple minutes, then stop and go to the bathroom or whatever. If I actually fell back asleep and she wanted to wake me, she simply meowed. Now if it did wake me and she knew this, she would put her little paw on my lips or chin for a second and look up as if to say “oh papa, I’m sorry I woke you”. Then she’d get right in my face, eyeball to eyeball and lick my nose or cheek. It WAS SO POWERFUL AND AFFECTIONATE, I’m struggling to fight back a complete break down. I LOVED HER SOOOOOOOO MUCH!!!!!! But for fourteen years, of the time we could spend near each other, the amount of time we spent more than an arms length apart would be miniscule. We lived in the wilderness, on the side of a mountain. Upstairs was usually warmer and being in the woods allows for many more small critters, and I didn’t spray my house with insecticides. I can recall times where Buddie would make an enticing noise from upstairs, like he found something interesting. She’d barrel up those stairs like a friggin blur. If I didn’t see her for an hour or so, I could just say “Bubba” and she would come back down the stairs, looking over at me as she progressed saying “meeh meeh meeh meeh”, it was so precious. She also understood many words and phrases…heck, I couldn’t even spell the word “play” out loud without having to follow through, seriously. “Are you hungry? Do you want wet foofie? Do you want dry foofie? Do you want chifie (chick-fil-a nugget strands) Are you thirsty? Do you want whawah? Do you want jucie (tuna juice)? Do you want chocolate drink (dark chocolate ensure plus)? Do you want some love?” And on and on, she understood it all. WE WERE SOOOO SO CLOSE Friends and family didn’t really like her, and I understood. She would take a cursory interest, I think dertermining friend or foe and that was about it. Now they were amazed to see her sit in my lap for extended periods, sit up, ask for kisses, love and hugs, then go back to sleep and stuff. But so unfortunately, they never got to “experience” her like I. She honestly made me a better person. Theres much more, but I need a break….thank you for reading this. Buddie and I could use and would greatly appreciate any and all prayers for comfort, strength and understanding. The loss is still so real and raw, it hits me like a freight train at full tilt and dismantles me from the core. Hi, so I think something special and profoundly intimate occurs during close proximity eye contact. She liked to be at eye level….and I liked to have her at eye level. And there were moments where something would happen when her face was near mine. I know it sounds silly and stuff, but it was such a treat when she chose to share with me like that. The joy and tenderness was so pure and gentle it made me tear up and giggle at the same time….and every now and then something would happen. It was pretty quick, but the first time it happened it kinda shocked me. Like a close call when driving, where there was nothing you did or even could have done to avert disaster, - it happened way to fast - it was just averted. Like that, but without the element of danger. But I guess the best way to describe it is as a profound understanding of each other….or a communion. I remember the first time it happened, I sat straight up like a prairie dog, I actually said to her “did you do that?”, out loud. Of course she didn’t answer. It was such a sweet and tender experience. And I feel so lucky, blessed, and thankful for being included to experience it. I miss her. I had a close call with her when she was really young, maybe 2 or 3. I am quite conflicted when it comes to indoor/outdoor. Before Bella and Buddie there was Sweety. We chose each other in 1993. I was still in college, living in an apartment with roommates, working full-time and going to school full-time….basically struggling, but the good kinda struggle. Anyway, i didn’t (don’t) like the litterbox….and the litterbox didn’t like me, meaning it was far from practical in this situation. So Sweety was an indoor/outdoor cat, and this really worked well for her and I. In my heart I believe any cat that gets to spend unsupervised time outside, is gonna be one HAPPY CAT. Sweety was a wonderful, happy, thankful cat. She came and went as she pleased, and she was a very good girl. By the time she turned 6, I had graduated and had a great career in Information Technology. So I bought a house, this house, on the side of Monte Sano mountain. Wonderful house, but it was right off the main drag that lead up and down the backside of the mountain. And sure enough, Sweety was hit by a car the week I moved into the house….just before y2k. This loss is why I am conflicted. So I begin letting Bella and Buddie spend time outside, and things went ok for a few months. Then one monrning Bella didn’t show up as she usually did. To make an already long story a little shorter, I searched for her everywhere. I put signs in neighbors mailboxes offering a $5k reward. Six days into it….SIX days into it, I was in the kitchen making another sign to put on a street post when I got really angry and said to God something along the lines of, if she doesn’t show up in the next 30 seconds I AM DONE WITH YOU FOREVER!!!! Not 10 seconds later I hear a strange meow, as I turned the first corner I met up with Buddie (who I assumed was also investigating)….as we turned the next corner into the family room, THERE SHE WAS (the master bedroom French doors upstairs had a cat door….HAD). I was shocked, she was cold, thirsty and hungry. My guess was that she got chased up a tree or something….but I honestly have no clue. But before Christ, the Father and the Spirit, I give my word that this is true. It was a miracle, honestly. I truly believed this signified either a covenant the Lord made with me and/or how important and special she was…that is until she passed. She did not go peacefully or dignified….SHE SUFFERED, and there was nothing I could do. Vet, emergency room, vet and just like that she was inexplicably gone, out of the blue. From a picture of perfect health to gone in 36hrs of intense suffering. Senseless suffering. And my heart is in a continuous state of breaking. It was, and remains a living, breathing, ongoing nightmare. Im sorry for getting dark, I am struggling with this….and that struggle is making me feel - and I’m sure - seem emotionally and spiritually schizophrenic. One second I’m reasonably ok and the next, far from it even though what happened is in the past. As well I was recently diagnosed with Aspergers, which I doubt is helping. Another thing she loved to do and is evident in the picture, is go “into the tent”, that’s what I called it. And it drove Buddie crazy, he didn’t like it, understand it, want anything to do with it and didn’t want her having anything to do with it. I normally sat indian style on the couch. She’d usually hop up on my right thigh and put her paw on my chest when she wanted “the tent”. So i’d form my legs into a diamond, with the bottoms of my feet touching and drape a blanket over my legs. Tucked tightly under my feet and butt, and with my knees raised a little, it made a perfect little tent. A blissful, warm, protective feline hideaway. She loved it (and I loved having her there)…and would sleep in there for hours. Even through my adjustments every 30 - 45 min. When she wanted out, she simply put her paw on my left thigh. I’d flip open the top and she’d mossie out getting a nice big, full body hug and tons of kisses. It was special, intimate and precious. I honestly wish Buddie understood it, cause I know he’d like it too. But he could hear her breathing but he couldn’t get his mind around what was going on….even when he watched her go in. She was much much smaller than Buddie. He’s at least twice if not three times her size. For years I wondered about their relationship hierarchy. Then about 6 or 7 years ago a raccoon got in the house, mystery solved. Buddie darted upstairs and Bella bolted right at it, despite my utterly terrified protests. She stopped short of it, turned sideways and puffed out all her fur and that thing took off….I’m sure having a big clumsy human stammering and stomping right behind her helped, but still. I was so proud of her. And to be fair, I spotted it before they did and yelled at it, I’m pretty sure that’s why Buddie lit out up the stairs. He came back down the instant he heard her hiss. I’ve learned about Buddie, he likes getting startled….loves it in fact, it’s quite cute and funny, especially on a hard wood floor, looks just like a cartoon character as he tries to get going. I miss you so soo much angel, you were one of the very best things that ever happened to me. And like I told you, so many times…THERE WILL NEVER BE A TIME WHERE YOU ARE NOT LOVED! Thank you so much Jesus for bringing her into my life. So she passed Sept of ‘18 and it’s now almost August of ‘19. And if I said I had come to grips with what happened, I’d be lying. I miss her soooo much. I have spent sooo so many nights crying and begging God for anything, comfort, understanding, clarity, strength, etc. I do have long stretches where I’m ok, I can go a week or two and the it will steam roll me into oblivion. While I’m thankful for every second I had with her, that phrase “it’s better to have loved and lost than never loved at all”, angers me. I think she was somehow poisoned…and watching that happen…IT BROKE ME, it broke me. 2018-03-07T19:51:02+03:00 Added an answer on 07.03.18 19:51 Cats are as individual as humans. In my experience with the half-dozen cats my wife and I have owned so far, some females liked her better, some liked me better, and some showed no preference. Of the males, some liked her better and some showed equal affection for both of us. 2015-12-29T01:32:14+03:00 Added an answer on 29.12.15 01:32 No, I cannot get these two females off my female lap and there are many people in the house. It's to do with food and kitty litter, but they do associate some persons with playing ball. Not gender based. 2017-11-10T18:26:33+03:00 Added an answer on 10.11.17 18:26 I’m my life-long experience with cats…….no, I haven’t seen this. We currently have 4 cats, 3 males and one female. Both our female and our youngest male (7 and 5 respectively) are attached to both my husband and me. BUT …..both of these kitties are decidedly MORE bonded with me. We’ll never know for sure, but we’re pretty convinced that it’s because I (literally) rescued both of them as kittens. One was about 5 wks old, sitting in the middle of a busy parking lot. The other was about 8 wks old, and was wondering along the median of a very, very busy highway. We suspect that they had gotten in the engine or chassis of a car, and fell out at those spots. Neither cat was feral, though confused, and covered in fleas! Our other 2 males love both of us equally……depending on which on of us is holding the kitty-brush, or opening the food can. 2019-02-08T01:15:06+03:00 Added an answer on 08.02.19 01:15 No. We have had six females and three males. One of our Original females was slightly attached more to my husband. She would notify me when a baby girl I kept woke up. Or when my son was in pain. Her sister was my husband and mine nurse cat. Our third female was found by husband. She bonded w husband and son. Our fourth female takes turns between husband and l. Fifth female loves almost every one. Sixth female is equal opportunity overall. But probably prefers me over the others. Our first male was a favorite for everyone. He didn't have favorites. Our second male has a special bond w husband, l and mil. Third male prefers me. 2018-04-22T14:11:40+03:00 Added an answer on 22.04.18 14:11 I have found that over the course of sharing our home with many generations of cats, that the sex orientation is not a constant factor. We have had pairs where the female has preferred me and the male opted for my wife, but we have also had pairs who preferences are opposed. Mostly, they were not bothered either way. However, we currently have a pair of older females who have broken all the previous moulds and left us scratching our heads. One of the pair has attached to my wife and will have no truck with me - except when my wife is not around, the other is exclusively mine and will have nothing to do with my wife. Also they will have nothing to do with each other despite having spend more than a year in the same house. Hers lives in the sitting room and mine lives in my study and they rarely see each other, if they do meet in the bathroom, they will shear away as though magnetically opposed despite us constantly attempting to integrate them. They both sneakily raid each others food bowls though and behave guiltily if we catch them despite, having quite different tastes. I believe that all cats are individuals and will do just what they want. 2018-03-06T01:31:36+03:00 Added an answer on 06.03.18 01:31 Not in my experience. For instance, we have a pair of litter mates. Bailey is a male, his sister is Pepper. Bailey loves me, perhaps a little too much. Here is me, trying to get a little work done on my Macbook which you can make out in the background. When he wants to get petted, he will not be denied. He occasionally snuggles with my missus too, but he really likes me. His sister Pepper likes me too, but she generally will not spend any time in my lap. When I first arrive home, she usually comes over to sniff my feet, and then flops over on her back so I can scratch her tummy, which she likes. But if I pick her up, she will generally stop purring, and will start squirming to get away. On the other hand, she’ll jump right into my wife’s lap and snuggle up with her. She likes the refrigerator more than me. They like who they like. 2019-06-11T16:53:29+03:00 Added an answer on 11.06.19 16:53 We have a small short haired kitten and she is attached to me, my wife and my son, so I don’t think it’s necessarily true that female cats like male owners or male cats like female owners (or even visa-versa). They just like whoever takes care of them well and plays with them, feeds them, etc. At first our son (who is 5 years old) was a little scared of the new kitten, but now he plays with her all the time and she loves him, and my wife and I both give her food, pet her, play with her, etc. and she loves crawling on either one of our laps or taking a nap next to us while we watch TV, read a book, etc. They might say cats aren’t pack animals like dogs (who will usually love everyone in their family or pack), but many cats love all of the people in their family who care for him/her and play with him/her. 2021-06-08T02:26:24+03:00 Added an answer on 08.06.21 02:26 Not necessarily. Cats bond to whomever can most effectively communicate with them and whomever best meets their needs. My husband and I have had four cats together. Monkey, Brando, Punkin and Lucy. Monkey was a mama's girl. Brando was my husband's little buddy guy. Punkin is my perfect angel girl and Lucy is a total daddy's girl. In my experience, your theory only applies one in 1 of 4 situations. 2020-02-17T02:07:08+03:00 Added an answer on 17.02.20 02:07 Yes… I see I disagree with most people in this, but I see it from a unique perspective. Among other other psychic gifts, I have telepathic abilities. I have always been aware of what they think, feel, and why. Male cats are more open about many things, and females are more secretive. Male cats seem inately drawn to females, and females cats to male humans. Keep in mind that I am not factoring in owner or background, as there are many comments already but none about this. It seems like an attraction so subtle that cats themselves don't even notice it.... Just wanted to put my telepathic two ¢ in. 2018-03-06T06:17:21+03:00 Added an answer on 06.03.18 06:17 I could recount some long feline life-stories here. I have been owned or shared by many cats over the years and had a number of feline friends who owned other people - as well as a number of ferals. (You don’t own cats, they own you. They will never become “attached” to you unless you understand that fact.) A cat, male or female, will become “attached” to anyone (male or female) who cares for and respects him or her. Each cat is an individual, with a unique personality - pretty much like their humans. Some like to be held, petted, cuddled with and tickled and some do not. Some will come when you call their name, others will look at you as if you are crazy - but all cats expect you to respond when they call out to you. Some cats like rough play and will not rip your skin open in the process, others will tear the skin from your hands, but all cats like some play with laser light, string, ball etc. As long as you take the time to learn what they want and deliver it on demand, any cat you belong to will become “attached” to you. With patience, even a feral cat will. The gender doesn’t really matter to them. 2021-03-06T16:18:08+03:00 Added an answer on 06.03.21 16:18 Nope. Both my cats, male and female, prefer their dad“ over me. He much more laid back and doesn't mind 12 pounds of feelion sitting on his chest. He's also gone all day and I'm not. 2015-12-29T08:34:33+03:00 Added an answer on 29.12.15 08:34 No, I don't believe that opposite sexes attract as far as what sex cat bonds to what sex human. I've had cats of both genders bond tightly to me. It never really seemed to matter what sex they were at all. These are the cats that bonded specifically with me, not just random cats I had in the home: 1968 Lady, an orange tabby female 1973 Tim, a tabby tuxedo male 1977 Sister, a mackerel tabby female 1983 Bunny, a mackerel tabby tuxedo male 1998 Brownie Boo, a tiny sealpoint Siamese female (wedgie) 2004 Maggie, tortoiseshell tuxedo female 2009 Crystal, deaf white female 2 009 Beau, sealpoint Siamese male (wedgie) 2012 Jacky Roo Roo, black tuxedo female Some of these cats overlapped, but they managed to work it out between themselves. For example, Maggie is a self-isolator, and stays in my bedroom. So when I'm in there, it's her special time. When I'm out in the rest of the house, Beau, Crystal and Jack take turns. When it's bedtime, it gets a little crowded, but it gets worked out. Toughest is when both Beau and Jack want to lie in my arms! 2019-05-27T16:19:44+03:00 Added an answer on 27.05.19 16:19 No. I’ve never heard this, and in my experience it just isn’t true. My kitty was a female, I got her soon after she weaned from her mother and we bonded instantly when we met. She and I were like two peas in a pod; everything I did, she wanted to do. She couldn’t sleep unless she was beside me. Etc. We were inseparable and our bond was INTENSE for the 5 years that we were together. We — of course — were both females. (She was killed by a bear while on a walk one day… R.I.P. baby girl.) I have fostered male cats after her death on the possibility of adopting one if we had bonded, and we never did bond like she and I did. There was simply no comparison. 2018-12-21T03:04:35+03:00 Added an answer on 21.12.18 03:04 I’ve had both male and female cats (currently owned by a 1 year old female). I’ve never noticed a difference in level of attachment from either males or females. That all comes down to the particular personality of the cat and their trust relationship with the owner. My current cat Chloé loves to cuddle and purrs like a small plump thunderstorm. The last one I had here (Bella) deigned to sleep near me and play with me, and that was about it. Their predecessor Marvin slept on my throat every night. Every cat I've ever had, whether male or female has been unique and a bit unpredictable. 2020-07-15T02:35:23+03:00 Added an answer on 15.07.20 02:35 My husband and I have had pairs of cats for decades. My cats loved everyone but my male cats had a special place in their hearts for him as the females had a special bond with me. I was the chief cat caregiver but their preferences were their own. It is probably an individual preference. 2015-12-29T00:09:47+03:00 Added an answer on 29.12.15 00:09 I think it's usually the preference of the cat owner rather than the pet. I've loved and taken care of both male and female cats. As with people there are certain attachments that are more endearing than with others, but it has not been because they were male or female. Pets are more attached to owners who love them, fed them regularly, providing them with a warm and secure household in which to live. If not, and the cat can escape, they will and never look back. 2018-09-12T05:33:49+03:00 Added an answer on 12.09.18 05:33 Not in my experience. As others have mentioned, cats will become more attached to the person who pays the most attention to them. For many years, I didn’t allow my cats to sleep with me because they interfered with my sleep pattern (I’m an insomniac anyway, and having cats awaken me in the middle of the night made everything worse), and I needed all the sleep I could get when I worked full time. Now that I’m retired, I let my cats sleep with me, and they’re SO much more affectionate! The one I’ve had the longest (she’s about 15 and I’ve had her for about 8 years) has really come out of her shell and become so much more cuddly. So if you want your cats to be more affectionate, I highly recommend letting them sleep with you. If they awaken you too much, then just let them sleep with you on the nights when you’re not working the next day. 2018-03-06T00:57:39+03:00 Added an answer on 06.03.18 00:57 No. Occasionally there is a cat who has bad experiences with men and is much more friendly to women. I've never heard of the reverse. It's believed cats can smell testosterone, but they also can distinguish the pitch of male versus female voices. 2019-09-13T09:11:27+03:00 Added an answer on 13.09.19 09:11 I think it depends on the owner and how they interact with their cats. I’ve had both male and female cats and they all were more attached to me than others who might be in the household. It was probably because I paid more attention to them than anybody else did. My roommate at one time had cats and they still were more attached to me. I always took care of them and usually paid for their healthcare needs. I also interacted with them more and bonded more than he did. I never considered him a good caretaker of his own cats because he was irresponsible and selfish. I took one of his cats away from him due to that. That cat did not like the roommate anyway. Most of the cats didn’t and neither did I. Now only the female survives and she is still very clingy to me probably because I rescued her. Also my Siamese just died and she was very closed to him. The former roommate didn’t want her back in 2005 and told me to leave her where I found her. Obviously I didn’t listen. I think that cat sensed the animosity in his tone. Whenever he is around that cat leaves the room. 2020-10-11T13:49:04+03:00 Added an answer on 11.10.20 13:49 Not at all, but I will say this: Each cat has a different relationship style with their person. My first cat was a black male cat named Chico. My mom got him when I was a baby, and I had him to the age of 9 (long time for an outside cat). He was like my best friend. My two cats, are both girls, a calico and a tortoiseshell-tabby (torby) Darla, the calico, is about a year old. She has been with me since I grabbed her off the street when she was about five weeks old. I can carry her round like a baby, singing to her , even dance with her in my arms, but she doesn’t like anyone else but me and finally Dixie to some degree (though there is at least one argument a day). Any other person especially makes her jump in my arms and dig her claws into me for protection it seems. Dixie, the torby, has been with me 4 years. We have lived in several different states together, as well as at one point, she lived in my van with me for over a year. She was not very happy when I took in Darla (the calico). She is extremely possessive over me, and some weird traits she has are: She does not like women. No women at all, never, though she is perfectly okay with male friends of mine. So in response to the lady who said she has never heard of a cat not liking women, well… There’s your response. She even gets angry if she sees me around a woman, or she can smell a woman on me. She will express this by biting me. She does not even tolerate other female animals around me, except after a year, finally, she tolerates Darla. If she smells them on me- especially a female cat- she will bite and scratch me. But she does not have this reaction to when I pet male cats or male dogs, etc. She always comes to the door for me. Whenever I open my eyes to wake up first thing she does is come over to me, rub her face on mine, and chirp at me for a bit. 2018-01-24T04:40:04+03:00 Added an answer on 24.01.18 04:40 Personally my cats don’t seem to play by those “rules” example Digit, a female Mane coon. I was her person. Poppy, sister of Digit. My dad was her person. Stinker, a female farm cat. (She earned her name as she was quite gassy as a kitten) Loved the whole family. Sweeney, male domestic short hair. He’s a cat whore. Loves everyone and anyone, me, mom, dad, my friend, his brother, the washing machine repair guy even cats he’s never met before. Sully, a male Siamese. He likes my dad and myself about equally. 2019-02-09T21:16:50+03:00 Added an answer on 09.02.19 21:16 I don’t think so. Whoever gives them more food, time, and attention usually is the favourite person regardless of gender :-) The exception is my sisters cat (a male) – my sister is the cat person of the house and mainly does the feeding, her husband is a “dog person“ who is never really owned a cat in his life previously… And their cat is just completely adoring of him. For whatever reason, my brother-in-law is just his absolute favourite person.