If you're a single man, you might want to consider getting a pet cat. 

According to a new study from ItchPet.com, one in four men say having a cat takes the pressure off being single. An added bonus is they say their cat is great company if they don't have a partner. 

There's even a fancy name for these men: "Cat-chelors." Seriously. 

One in 10 of the men surveyed said their cat offered counsel to them as they went through a tough break-up. 

As for dogs, let's just say man's best friend has some serious competition. More than one third of the men polled said purchasing their cat was the best thing they'd ever done.

"Cats can offer great emotional support, so it's only fair that we take care of them in return," said Jonny Gould, CEO of Itchpet. 

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