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    "thecat" in on-line dating handles

    Does anyone know what's up with "thecat" as part of OKC user names? A few weeks ago, I went on two dates with someone whose username was [His first name][some numbers of unknown meaning]["thecat"]. Last night I was chatting with someone whose username was [short form of his first name][another short form of his first name]["thecat"]. And this morning I woke up to a message from someone whose username was [short form of his first name]["thecat"][two digit representation of his birth year].

    I'm wondering if this says anything about their personality or if they think women really like cats. Any thoughts on this?

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    Short for catfish?

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    Someone came up with the idea. Other users saw it, and now it's becoming fashionable. Sort of like man buns, or skinny jeans, or yoga pants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monkeyFlower [Register to see the link]
    Does anyone know what's up with "thecat" as part of OKC user names? A few weeks ago, I went on two dates with someone whose username was [His first name][some numbers of unknown meaning]["thecat"]. Last night I was chatting with someone whose username was [short form of his first name][another short form of his first name]["thecat"]. And this morning I woke up to a message from someone whose username was [short form of his first name]["thecat"][two digit representation of his birth year].

    I'm wondering if this says anything about their personality or if they think women really like cats. Any thoughts on this?
    okcupid also sometimes offers suggested usernames if the one they want is taken; thecat might be one of their additions, like taco or inabox.

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    We went through a cat phase on enotalone a few years back, where almost every new user had a cat-related user name. It was just a fad. I like the possibility that OKCupid itself is offering "...thecat" as a suggestion

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    I saw that too!!! Every guy is "the cat." Frankythecat, Bobthecat, so weird....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sportster2005 [Register to see the link]
    Someone came up with the idea. Other users saw it, and now it's becoming fashionable. Sort of like man buns, or skinny jeans, or yoga pants.
    Well, I was going to get some breakfast, but now I've lost my appetite. I will start believing in God the moment he intervenes to abolish those three terrible fashions.

    I will say "thecat" is a lot better than the 10,000,000 "asaurus" women I came across during my OLD escapades.

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    They could also be bots. Someone could have set up their computer to OKCupid and used its autosuggestion to generate fake profiles.

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    Well between being a cat, a dog, or a rat, cat would win each time

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    It's an OKC default name, as others have stated. No mystery there!

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